The stage is set for UFC 251 as the fighters battle it on Fight Island. The is a stacked card to keep fans entertained throughout the night, with three title fights on offer.
Jorge Masvidal has stepped in at the last minute to face welterweight champion Kamaru Usman in tonight’s main event.
And the 35-year-old is said to be “extremely happy” with the deal he has been given.
Masvidal was drafted in to replace Gilbert Burns, who was pulled from the card after testing positive for coronavirus.
The full payouts will be confirmed after UFC 251 but Masvidal’s manager Malki Kawa told Yahoo Sports the fighter was pleased with the deal to face Usman.
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Another title bout features the rematch between Alexander Volkanovski and Max Holloway, who lost the featherweight belt to his opponent seven months ago.
In addition, Petr Yan and Jose Aldo square off for the vacant bantamweight title.
Two fighters will have their purses cut after missing weight for their UFC 251 contests.
Raulian Paiva, who takes on Zhalgas Zhumagulov, missed weight and will be fined 20 per cent of his purse.
Vanessa Melo, who faces Karol Rosa, also missed weight and receives a 30 per cent purse fine.
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UFC 251 purses
(Figures from Sportekz, bonuses not included)
Kamaru Usman $500,000
Jorge Masvidal $350,000
Alexander Volkanovski $250,000
Max Holloway $300,000
Petr Yan $70,000
Jose Aldo $300,000
Jessica Andrade $105,000
Rose Namajunas $100,000
Amanda Ribas $24,000
Paige VanZant $60,000
Volkan Oezdemir $90,000
Jiří Procházka $12,000
Muslim Salikhov $14,000
Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos $26,000
Makwan Amirkhani $22,000
Danny Henry $16,000
Leonardo Santos $24,000
Roman Bogatov $12,0000
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Marcin Tybura $68,000
Maxim Grishin $12,000
Raulian Paiva $12,000
Zhalgas Zhumagulov $12,000
Karol Rosa $12,000
Vanessa Melo $12,000
Davey Grant $14,000
Martin Day $12,000
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