Officially: Masvidal to replace Burns in the battle against Usman
A week before the beginning UFC 251 card loses one of the participants in the main event. This is about Gilbert Burns, who was supposed to fight for the welterweight championship against Kamaru Usman. The fact is that the Brazilian became infected with the coronavirus, so was forced to withdraw from the battle. Usman's new rival is Jorge Masvidal now. This was officially announced today by the UFC.
251st tournament will be held on July 11 at the Fight Island in Abu Dhabi. In addition to Usman vs Masvidal fight, two more champion fights appear in the card: Volkanovski vs Holloway and Yan vs Aldo.