UFC President Dana White went to Instagram tonight where he shared a photo of the octagon on the beach at UFC Fight Island.
As shown below courtesy of MMA journalist Chisanga Malata on Twitter, the Ultimate Fighting Championship has an impressive setup for their next series of events.
Dana White gave fans a taste of Fight Island.
– Chisanga Malata (@Chisanga_Malata) June 28, 2020
According to Dana White, UFC Fight Island will begin hosting events on the weekend of July 11. The inaugural event on the island will be UFC 251, an à la carte combat card featuring three title fights.
UFC welterweight champion Kamaru Usman, headlining the event, will put his title on the line against rising division competitor Gilbert Burns.
In the evening’s main co-event, Alexander Volkanovski will try to defend his featherweight title for the first time when he faces Max Holloway.
On the main card of UFC 251, there is also a bantamweight title fight between Petr Yan and Jose Aldo.
As Dana White noted, UFC Fight Island will continue to host fight cards for promotion after UFC 251.
Three more events are scheduled to take place on the island on July 15, 18 and 25.
Get all of the UFC Fight Island event queues below (h / t MMA Fighting):
UFC 251 – July 11
Main card | 10 p.m. ET on PPV
- Kamaru Usman vs. Gilbert Burns – welterweight title fight
- Alexander Volkanovski vs. Max Holloway – featherweight title fight
- Petr Yan vs. Jose Aldo – vacant bantamweight title fight
- Jessica Andrade vs. Rose Namajunas
- Amanda Ribas vs. Paige VanZant
Preliminary map | 8:00 p.m. ET on ESPN / ESPN +
- Volkan Oezdemir vs. Jiri Prochazka
- Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos against Muslim Salikhov
- Makwan Amirkhani vs. Danny Henry
- Leonardo Santos against Roman Bogatov
First preliminaries | 6 p.m. ET, ESPN / ESPN +
- Marcin Tybura against Alexander Romanov
- Raulian Paiva vs. Zhalgas Zhumagulov
- Karol Rosa vs. Vanessa Melo
- Martin Day vs. Davey Grant
UFC Fight Night: Kattar vs Ige – July 15
Main card | 10:00 p.m. ET on ESPN +
- Calvin Kattar versus Dan Ige
- Frankie Edgar vs. Pedro Munoz
- Carla Esparza vs. Marina Rodriguez
- Abdul Razak Alhassan against Mounir Lazzez
- Jared Gordon vs. Chris Fishgold
Preliminary map | 7 p.m. ET on ESPN +
- Modestas Bukauskas vs Vinicius Moreira
- Molly McCann vs. Talia Santos
- Ricardo Ramos vs. Lerone Murphy
- John Phillips vs. Dusko Todorovic
- Tim Elliott vs. Ryan Benoit
- Diana Belbita vs. Liana Jojua
Dana White and company also stacked combat cards for July 18 and 25.
UFC Fight Night: Figueiredo vs Benavidez July 2 – 18
Main card | 9:00 p.m. AND on ESPN +
- Deiveson Figuredo vs. Joseph Benavidez – vacant flyweight title fight
- Jack Hermansson vs. Kelvin Gastelum
- Marc Diakiese against Rafael Fiziev
- Ariane Lipski vs. Luana Carolina
- Alexandre Pantoja against Askar Askarov
Preliminary map | 6 p.m. ET on ESPN +
- Roman Dolidze against Khadis Ibragimov
- Grant Dawson vs. Nad Narimani
- Joe Duffy vs. Joel Alvarez
- Brett Johns vs. Montel Jackson
- Tagir Ulanbekov against Alexander Doskalchuk
- Davi Ramos against Arman Tsarukyan
- Carlos Felipe vs. Serghei Spivac
UFC Fight Night: Whittaker vs Till – July 25
Main card | Start time to be determined
- Robert Whittaker vs. Darren Till
- Mauricio Rua against Antonio Rogerio Nogueira
- Alex Oliveira vs. Peter Sobotta
- Fabricio Werdum vs. Alexander Gustafsson
- Danny Roberts vs. Nicolas Dalby
Preliminary map | Start time to be determined
- Tom Aspinall vs. Jake Collier
- Justin Tafa vs. Raphael Pessoa
- Movsar Evloev vs. Mike Grundy
- Bethe Correia vs Pannie Kianzad
- Nathaniel Wood vs. Umar Nurmagomedov
- Ramazan Emeev against Shavkat Rakhmonov
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This article was first published on BJPENN.com on June 27, 2020