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Dana White shares photo of Octagon on the beach at UFC Fight Island



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UFC President Dana White visited Instagram tonight, where he shared a photo of the octagon on the beach at UFC Fight Island.

As seen below, courtesy of MMA journalist Chisanga Malata TwitterThe Ultimate Fighting Championship has a fantastic looking setup for your next events.

According to Dana White, UFC Fight Island will begin hosting events on the weekend of July 11th. The opening event on the island will be UFC 251, a pay-per-view battle card with three title fights.

In the event headliner, the reigning UFC welterweight world champion, Kamaru Usman, will jeopardize his title against the emerging divisional candidate Gilbert Burns.

In the evening’s co-main event, Alexander Volkanovski will try to defend his featherweight title for the first time when he faces Max Holloway again.

Max Holloway, Alexander Volkanovski

The UFC 251 main map also shows a bantamweight title fight between Petr Yan and Jose Aldo.

As noted by Dana White, UFC Fight Island will continue to host promotional combat cards after UFC 251.

Three more events will take place on July 15th, 18th and 25th on the island.

Get all the UFC Fight Island Event lineups below (h / t MMA Fighting):

UFC 251 – July 11th

Main map | 10:00 p.m. ET on PPV

  • Kamaru Usman vs. Gilbert Burns – Welterweight title fight
  • Alexander Volkanovski vs. Max Holloway – featherweight title fight
  • Petr Yan against 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 against Jiri Prochazka
  • Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos v Muslim Salikhov
  • Makwan Amirkhani vs. Danny Henry
  • Leonardo Santos against Roman Bogatov

Early prelims | 6 p.m. ET, ESPN / ESPN +

  • Marcin Tybura against Alexander Romanov
  • Raulian Paiva against Zhalgas Zhumagulov
  • Karol Rosa vs. Vanessa Melo
  • Martin Day vs. Davey Grant

UFC Fight Night: Kattar vs. Ige – July 15th

Main map | 10 p.m. ET on ESPN +

  • Calvin Kattar vs. Dan Ige
  • Frankie Edgar vs. Pedro Munoz
  • Carla Esparza vs. Marina Rodriguez
  • Abdul Razak Alhassan vs. Mounir Lazzez
  • Jared Gordon vs. Chris Fishgold

Preliminary map 7 p.m. ET on ESPN +

  • Modestas Bukauskas vs Vinicius Moreira
  • Molly McCann against Talia Santos
  • Ricardo Ramos vs. Lerone Murphy
  • John Phillips against 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 2-18 July

Main map | 9.00. ET on ESPN +

  • Deiveson Figuredo against Joseph Benavidez – vacant flyweight title fight
  • Jack Hermansson vs. Kelvin Gastelum
  • Marc Diakiese against Rafael Fiziev
  • Ariane Lipski against Luana Carolina
  • Alexandre Pantoja vs. 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 vs. Arman Tsarukyan
  • Carlos Felipe against Serghei Spivac

UFC Fight Night: Whittaker vs. Till – July 25th

Main map | Start time TBD

  • Robert Whittaker vs. Darren Till
  • Mauricio Rua against Antonio Rogerio Nogueira
  • Alex Oliveira vs. Peter Sobotta
  • Fabricio Werdum against Alexander Gustafsson
  • Danny Roberts vs. Nicolas Dalby

Preliminary map Start time TBD

  • Tom Aspinall vs. Jake Collier
  • Justin Tafa vs. Raphael Pessoa
  • Movsar Evloev vs. Mike Grundy
  • Bethe Correia against Pannie Kianzad
  • Nathaniel Wood vs. Umar Nurmagomedov
  • Ramazan Emeev vs. Shavkat Rakhmonov

What do you think of the UFC Fight Island setup created by Dana White and the Ultimate Fighting Championship staff? Share your thoughts in the PENN Nation comments!

This article was first published on June 27, 2020 on BJPENN.com




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