Usman vs Masvidal live stream: How to watch UFC 251 online and on TV

After plenty of build-up, the stage is set in Abu Dhabi for UFC’s Fight Island. UFC 251 promises to be an exciting event, with three title fights on the card.

The main event will be contested by Kamaru Usman and Jorge Masvidal, who stepped in at the last minute to replace Gilbert Burns.

“Dana [White] and the UFC have done an amazing job,” said Usman.

“It’s incredible to see the precautions they’ve taken, from bottom to top.

“I’m grateful to be a part of this and for everything these guys have done.

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“I was disappointed when Gilbert fell out, but I’m the champion, I have to take on all challengers.

“And this is the fight that should have happened all along – it’s the fight that people wanted.”

Burns had to withdraw after testing positive for coronavirus, handing Masvidal the first title shot of his career.

The 35-year-old took the fight on just six days’ notice but is unfazed about facing Usman in the main event.

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“It’s what I love to do the most, what I’ve done since a child and had a fascination with since my youth so I’ll go out there and believe in myself and give it everything I got,” said Masvidal.

“On top of it, my opponent, I don’t have faith in him. There’s other guys that I would have said ‘maybe I need more than six days’.

“A lot of guys I’ve fought in the past I wouldn’t have taken on six days. Usman’s the perfect guy to take it on six days.

“He’s nowhere near as good as advertised and that’s why I’m here, I’m going to prove it.”

How to watch UFC 251 online and on TV

Live television coverage of UFC 251 will be shown by BT Sport 1 in the UK.

Existing customers can stream the action via the BT Sport app, or watch it on the BT Sport website.

EE mobile customers will be able to live stream BT Sport coverage at no cost for three months, thanks to a subscription plan announced by the network.

The company said: “To say thanks for being with us, here’s a special sporting treat for our pay monthly mobile and tablet customers: three months’ free BT Sport on your EE phone and connected tablet. Just text SPORT to 150, register for a BT ID then download the BT Sport app and get watching!”

The BT Sport offer with EE can be cancelled at any time.

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UFC 251 card

Main card

Kamaru Usman (c) vs Jorge Masvidal – Welterweight

Alexander Volkanovski (c) vs Max Holloway – Featherweight

Petr Yan vs Jose Aldo – Bantamweight

Jessica Andrade vs Rose Namajunas – Women’s Strawweight

Amanda Ribas vs Paige VanZant – Women’s Flyweight

Prelims

Volkan Oezdemir vs Jiri Prochazka – Light Heavyweight

Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos vs Muslim Salikhov – Welterweight

Makwan Amirkhani vs Danny Henry – Featherweight

Leonardo Santos vs Roman Bogatov – Lightweight

Marcin Tybura vs Alexander Romanov – Heavyweight

Raulian Paiva vs Zhalgas Zhumagulov – Flyweight

Karol Rosa vs Vanessa Melo – Women’s Bantamweight

Davey Grant vs Martin Day – Bantamweight

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