Usman and Masvidal miss each other


The UFC returns after a week-long break on Saturday with UFC 251, and the popular “Embedded” promotion series is back to help create excitement before the action.UFC 251 takes place on Yas Island, Abu Dhabi. The main card is broadcast à la carte after the preliminaries on ESPN and the first preliminaries on UFC Fight Pass / ESPN +.

After late addition of Kamaru Usman (16-1 MMA, 11-0 UFC) against Jorge Masvidal (35-13 MMA, 12-6 UFC) for welterweight on late notice, three title fights are official with Alexander Volkanovski (21 -1 MMA, 8-0 UFC) against Max Holloway (21-5 MMA, 17-5 UFC) ready to face the featherweight belt in the co-main event and Jose Aldo (28-6 MMA, 10- 5 CFU) against Petr Yan (14-1 MMA, 6-0 CFU) for the vacant bantamweight strap on the card, too.

The first episode of “Embedded” follows the big stars at the top of the map as they travel to Abu Dhabi and settle in the “safety zone” established around the events of “FIght Island”. Here is the description of the UFC:

Athletes like Max Holloway, Paige VanZant and Rose Namajunas enjoy caviar, pajamas and the doors of a UFC chartered jet to Abu Dhabi. When the main event changes, the new opponent of champion Kamaru Usman, Jorge Masvidal, arrives in Las Vegas for his series of tests.


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