UFC 251: Usman vs. Masvidal – 11th July 2020 Live Result And Review
Match 1: Early Prelims: UFC Bantamweight: Martin Day vs. Davey Grant.
Round 1, both men started with lower body kicks and punches. Mostly Day controlled Grant with a takedown and kicks, to which Grant fought back with a beautiful right hook.
Round 2, both men exchanged punches, Day delivered four punch combination followed by an elbow, looking for a KO, Day once again took Grant down and stayed on the top. Day then tried to hold Grant in a cross armbar, Grant escaped it.
Round 3, final round began with exchanging punches, Grant threw some massive punches. Day without wasting any time seeing this as an opportunity threw some jabs and KO Grant.
Winner: Martin “Dangerous” Day by KO/TKO. R3 02:38.
Match 2: Early Prelims: UFC Women Bantamweight: Karol Rosa vs.
Round 1, both women exchanged punches and kicks at the center of the octagon, Rosa threw some massive kicks as Melo threw some jabs. Rosa then takes down Melo and stayed on the top till the round ends.
Round 2, the exchange of jabs and punches began, Rosa gained another takedown and stayed on the top, staying on the top Rosa continued to punch Melo on her face.
Round 3, Melo continued to move from left to right as Rosa stayed steady. As Melo was throwing jabs looking for a KO, Rosa was calm and defended it. As Melo was already tired, Rosa played smart and kept moving left to right.
Winner: Karol Rosa by Unanimous Decision. R3 05:00.
Match 3: Early Prelims: UFC Flyweight: Raulian Paiva vs. Zhalgas Zhumagulov.
Round 1, Paiva currently ranking #14 in Flyweight division with professional record with 19 wins and 3 loss, and Zhumagulov holding a professional record of 13 wins 3 loss, exchanged lower body kicks and punches. Zhumagulov dominated the first round against Paiva and also took him down.
Round 2, both men once again exchanged lower body kicks and punches. Confident Zhumagulov looking for a KO at his debut fight in UFC threw some heavy jabs, Paiva kept avoiding it. At the end of round 2, Paiva tried to take Zhumagulov down.
Round 3, Zhumagulov lands some right hook, as Paiva delivers some lower body kicks. Seeing an opportunity, Zhumagulov tried to take Paiva down, Paiva rolled out of it. Paiva did give a tough fight and accidentally kicked Zhumagulov between his legs. Zhumagulov suffered a lot of pain and continued once he felt fine. At the closing moments, as both men were exchanging punches, Paiva once again accidentally delivered a knee to Zhumagulov between his legs.
Winner: Raulian Paiva by Unanimous Decision. R3 05:00.
Match 4: Early Prelims: UFC Heavyweight: Marcin Tybura vs. Maxim Grishin.
Round 1, Tybura holds professional wins with 18 wins and 6 loss, on the other hand, Grishin who holds a professional record with 30 wins, 7 loss, and 2 draws, both men looking for an early KO at the beginning of the fight. Round 1 ended with both men defending themselves.
Round 2, both men exchanged punches and lower body kicks, where they once again tried to deliver a KO jab but ended unsuccessfully as they were holding each other at the side of the octagon.
Round 3, once again both the Heavyweights kept holding each other at the side of the octagon, Tybura then took Grishin down and stayed on the top and continued to throw punches at him, Tybura then held Grishin in a body scissors hold till the round ends.
Winner: Marcin Tybura by Unanimous Decision. R3 05:00.
Match 5: Prelims: UFC Lightweight: Leonardo Santos vs. Roman Bogatov.
Round 1, Santos holds a professional record with 17 wins, 4 loss, and 1 draw, on the other hand, Bogatov holds a professional record with 10 wins and no loss. Both men exchanged punches, Bogatov accidentally poked Santos in the eye, the fight continued once the doctor checked. Both the Lightweight exchanged punches and kicks till the round ends.
Round 2, both men continued to exchange punches and kicks, seeing an opening Santos delivered a massive knee kick and power punches as Bogatov survived it. Santos then continued to punch Bogatov behind his head. Bogatov then turned the fight and gained control till the round ends.
Round 3, both exhausted fighters started the last round and planned to finish it with a KO. Accidently Bogatov kicked Santos between his legs. They continued to fight after 5 minutes, but once again accidentally Bogatov kicked Santos between his legs. Bogatov gets a warning from the referee this time. The fight continued, as Bogatov pressed Santos against the side of the octagon. Once again Bogatov having the advantage of long legs, accidentally kicked Santos between his legs as he was trying for a takedown. The referee calls in the doctor to check and deducted two points from Bogatov. The fight once again continued where they exchanged punched till the round ends.
Winner: Leonardo Santos by Unanimous Decision. R3 05:00.
Match 6: Prelims: UFC Featherweight: Makwan Amirkhani vs. Danny Henry.
Round 1, Amirkhani holds professional wins with 15 wins and 4 loss, on the other hand, Henry who holds a professional record with 12 wins and 3 loss, both men started the fight with exchanging punches and kicks. Amirkhani then quickly held Henry in an Anaconda Vice choke. As Henry was not responding the referee stops the fight.
Winner: Makwan “Mr. Finland” Amirkhani via Submission. R1 03:15.
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Match 7: Prelims: UFC Welterweight: Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos vs. Muslim Salikhov.
Round 1, Santos holds professional wins with 22 wins and 6 loss, on the other hand, Salikhov who holds a professional record with 16 wins and 2 loss, both men exchanged kicks and punches. Seeing an opportunity Santos delivered a combination of massive punches at the end of the round.
Round 2, both fighters did exchange punches, as Salikhov delivered some massive once. Santos did respond with some good decent punches as well.
Round 3, both men looking for a KO at the last round, Salikhov once again threw massive punches just like the last round, Santos defended it. Salikhov also tried for a spinning head kick which Santos avoided.
Winner: Muslim “King Of Kung Fu” Salikhov by Unanimous Decision. R3 05:00.
Match 8: Prelims: UFC Light Heavyweight: Volkan Oezdemir vs. Jiri Prochazka.
Round 1, Oezdemir holds professional wins with 17 wins and 4 loss, on the other hand, Prochazka who holds a professional record with 26 wins, 3 loss, and 1 draw, Prochazka looks to finish this match at the early stage. Seeing an opening Oezdemir unleashed on Prochazka. Prochazka still stood tall.
Round 2, both men not very keen to kick but kept threw some fist. Seeing an opportunity Prochazka KO’ed Oezdemir with a right hook and a vicious jab.
Winner: Jiri Prochazka by KO/TKO. R2: 00:49.
Match 9: Main Card: UFC Women Flyweight: Amanda Ribas vs. Paige VanZant.
Round 1, Ribas who currently ranks #14 in the Women Flyweight division holds professional wins with 9 wins and 1 loss, on the other hand, VanZant who holds a professional record with 8 wins and 4 loss, both women exchanged punches and kicks. Ribas seeing an opening quickly held VanZant is a armbar submission as wins the fight.
Winner: Amanda Ribas by Submission. R1: 2:21.
Match 10: Main Card: UFC Women Strawweight: Jéssica Andrade vs. Rose Namajunas.
Round 1, Andrade holds professional wins with 20 wins and 7 loss, on the other hand, Namajunas who holds a professional record with 9 wins and 4 loss, both women exchanged punches and lower body kicks. Namajunas threw some left hook which cut opens Andrade’s nose, Andrade avoided some by moving from left to right with amazing leg work.
Round 2, both women continued to exchange punches, as Andrade was looking for a KO, Namajunas kept avoiding it. Andrade delivered some vicious jabs as Namajunas responded to it as well.
Round 3, both women looking for a KO, exchanged some massive punches. At this point, Namajunas is also cut open. Andrade continued to deliver some massive jabs, Namajunas fought back with an uppercut. This continued till the round ends.
Winner: Rose Namajunas by Split Decision. R3 05:00.
Match 11: Main Card: UFC Bantamweight: Title Bout: Petr Yan vs. José Aldo.
Round 1, Yan who is #3 in the Bantamweight division holds professional wins with 14 wins and 1 loss, on the other hand, Aldo who is #6 in the same division holds a professional record with 28 wins and 6 loss, both men exchanged lower body kicks and punches. Yan did throw some combination of punches, Aldo moving smartly looking for a KO. Both men gave it all, Aldo threw some massive jabs but also took some from Yan as well.
Round 2, both men continued to exchange kicks and punches, Aldo with an advantage continued to throw massive jabs to Yan. Yan too delivered some massive jabs.
Round 3, both men continued the fight, where Aldo delivered some knee kicks as Yan fought back. Both men being equally matched, it was not easy to say who got that round.
Round 4, for Yan this would be the first time in his career saw the 4th round, and for Aldo, last time he was in 4th round when he fought Frankie Edgar in 2016. Both men exchanged punches and lower body kicks, Yan took Aldo down to the octagon canvas where they fought till the round ended.
Round 5, as the round began, Yan unleashed over Aldo and took him down, as Yan was on the top, he continued to throw massive punches to Aldos face. Aldo having the heart of a warrior kept changing position as he didn’t give up as the referee looked concerned. Aldo bleeding at this point, Yan continuously throwing punches the referee had to stop the fight as Aldo was not fighting back.
Winner: Petr “No Mercy” Yan by KO/TKO. R5 03:24. New UFC Bantamweight Champion.
Match 12: Main Card: UFC Featherweight: Co-Main: Alexander Volkanovski vs. Max Holloway.
Round 1, Volkanovski who is the current UFC Featherweight Champion holds professional records with 21 wins and 1 loss, on the other hand, Holloway who ranks #1 in the Featherweight division holds a professional record with 21 wins and 5 loss, surprisingly both men started the fight very slowly. Holloway then delivered a high kick to which Volkanovski trips over, Volkanovski then throws in some combination kicks also tried to go for a sidekick.
Round 2, both men then began the round 2 with absolute fire looking for early KO. The lower body kick by both men was vicious, they continued throwing punches at each other. Holloway showing KO capability at the end of the round.
Round 3, both men looking for a KO, exchanged punches and kicks. Volkanovski took the fight at the octagon’s fence, Holloway moved out of it. The fight continued at the center of the octagon until the round ended.
Round 4, once again both men looking for a KO! They did exchange kicks and punches, seeing an opening Holloway delivers an uppercut and spinning kick. Volkanovski then takes down Holloway, Holloway knowing the situation rolls out of it. Holloway throws some straight punches at Volkanovski’s face and cuts it open.
Round 5, Holloway showing that he could do this whole day as he has done it in the past with other opponents in the octagon. Both men traded head kicks, for Volkanovski to win this match he will need to finish Holloway with a KO, as Holloway keeps on fighting back all the time. Volkanovski tried to take Holloway down in an unsuccessful attempt. They fought until the round ended.
Winner: Alexander “The Great” Volkanovski by Unanimous Decision. R5 05:00. And Still.
Match 13: Main Card: UFC Welterweight: Main Event: Kamaru Usman vs. Jorge Masvidal.
Round 1, Usman who is the current UFC Welterweight Champion holds professional records with 16 wins and 1 loss, on the other hand, Masvidal who currently ranks #3 in the Welterweight division holds a professional record with 35 wins and 13 loss, both men started the fight looking for a KO, as Usman took Masvidal down to the octagon’s canvas. Masvidal fought his way out of it, they took the fight at the side of the octagon where they continued to fight. They then exchanged punched and kick until this fantastic round ended.
Round 2, both men took the fight at the octagon’s fence, where Usman held Masvidal against it. They fought thereby lower body kicks and shoulder tackle. Both men then exchanged massive jabs at the center of the octagon until the round ends.
Round 3, Masvidal has two big cuts near his eye and he was breathing heavily at this time. Usman looking for a KO threw some jabs, to which Masvidal defends himself. Masvidal also defended all the takedown attempts by Usman, Masvidal got some time to breathe by the referee as Usman accidentally hit him below the belly. The fight continued quickly, seeing an opening, Usman took Masvidal down and stayed on the top, to which Masvidal blocked the punches.
Round 4, both men began this round with exchanging punches seeing an opening Usman took Masvidal down. Masvidal got up as Usman held him against the octagon’s fence. Masvidal moves away, and they continued to fight at the center of the octagon. Usman once again held Masvidal against the octagon’s fence, as Masvidal defended himself until the round ended.
Round 5, with five minutes remaining for this fight, both men started this round slowly. Masvidal threw some jabs to which Usman responded it with a takedown and stayed on the top. Usman continued to throw elbow punches as Masvidal struggled his way out. Masvidal delivered some massive knee kicks and jabs to Usman at the closing seconds of the fight. As the fight ended both the fighter shook their hands and bury the hatchet.