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UFC 251 Live update, results, highlights: Kamaru Usman vs. Jorge Masvidal

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Jorge Masvidal stepped up on six days’ notice to face off with UFC welterweight champion on Kamaru Usman, so there’s a reason he’s the BMF champion. But Usman showed his championship skills over five rounds, neutralizing the always-dangerous Masvidal on his way to a wide unanimous decision victory in the main event of UFC 251 from Fight Island in Abu Dhabi

UFC 251 card and results

  • Kamaru Usman (c) def. Jorge Masvidal via unanimous decision (50-45, 50-45, 49-46)
  • Alex Volkanovski (c) def. Max Holloway via split decision (48-47, 47-48, 48-47)
  • Petr Yan (c) def. Jose Aldo via fifth-round TKO (punches)
  • Rose Namajunas def. Jéssica Andrade via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
  • Amanda Ribas def. Paige VanZant via first-round submission (armbar)
  • Jiří Procházka def. Volkan Oezdemir via second-round knockout (punch)
  • Muslim Salikhov def. Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos via split decision (30-27, 28-29, 29-28)
  • Makwan Amirkhani def. Dan Henry via first-round submission (anaconda choke)
  • Leonardo Santos def. Roman Bogatov via unanimous decision (29-26, 29-26, 29-26)
  • Marcin Tybura def. Maxim Grishin via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-26)
  • Raulian Paiva def. Zhalgas Zhumagulov via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
  • Karol Rosa def. Vanessa Melo via unanimous decision (30-26, 30-26, 30-27)
  • Davey Grant def. Martin Day via third-round knockout (punch)

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