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UFC 251 Betting Trends, Records To Watch


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UFC 251 will take place on Saturday July 11, 2020 at UFC's Fight Island facility in Yas Island, United Arab Emirates with an expected 12-fight card

The main event between Kamaru Usman and Gilbert Burns was scrapped last week because Burns and his teammates tested positive for COVID-19.

UFC 251 Betting Odds

Fortunately for bettors, fans and the UFC, the promotion quickly agreed to a deal with Jorge Masvidal and he'll now challenge Usman for the welterweight championship.

Listed below are the matchups for Saturday's card, plus records, current form, age and betting trends for every fighter.

Bouts, Fighters Subject to Change

UFC 251 Main Card

Welterweight Championship
Kamaru Usman vs. Jorge Masvidal

Kamaru Usman (33-years-old)
UFC Record (10-0)

  • Last Fight - KO/TKO (Round 5, 4:10) at UFC 245 vs. Colby Covington on Dec. 14, 2019
  • Two of his 10 UFC appearances have resulted in KO/TKO, the other eight are unanimous decision victories
  • Each of his four UFC main event bouts have gone into Round 5
  • In 16 career wins as a professional, seven have ended via KO/TKO
  • He only has one win and one loss in his pro career via submission

Jorge Masvidal (35-years-old)
UFC Record (12-6)

  • Last Fight - TKO victory over Nate Diaz at UFC 244 on Nov. 2, 2019 from Madison Square Garden in New York City.
  • 3-0 in last three bouts, all fights finishing inside distance by KO or TKO.
  • Masvidal has never been finished in his six UFC losses. All came by decision and three of them were split, three unanimous.
  • Five of his past six UFC wins have come by KO/TKO with just two coming in the first round.

Featherweight Championship
Alexander Volkanovski vs. Max Holloway

Alexander Volkanovski (31-years-old)
UFC Record (8-0)

  • Last Fight - unanimous decision win vs. Max Holloway at UFC 245 on Dec. 14, 2019
  • Has won 18 straight fights as a pro, with his only loss May 10, 2013 at the hands of Corey Nelson at AFC 5: Australian Fighting Championship via KO/TKO (punches)
  • 3-0 via submission and 11-1 via KO/TKO across 22 career bouts as a professional
  • Five of his past seven UFC fights have gone the distance
  • Alexander 'The Great' stands five inches shorter than his opponent, but he has a 2.5-inch reach advantage
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Max Holloway (28-years-old)
UFC Record (17-5)

  • Last Fight - unanimous decision loss vs. Alexander Volkanovski at UFC 245 on Dec. 14, 2019
  • 1-2 across past three bouts, all title fights, with each being a unanimous decision
  • Four of his past seven have resulted in KO/TKO wins, all title fights
  • Has fought into Round 3 in each of his past nine events
  • In 26 career bouts as a professional he is 10-0 via KO/TKO

Bantamweight Bout
Petr Yan vs. Jose Aldo

Petr Yan (27-years-old)
UFC Record (6-0)

  • Last Fight - KO/TKO win (Round 3, 0:43) vs. Urijah Faber at UFC 245 on Dec. 14, 2019
  • 6-0 at UFC level with three wins via KO/TKO, three victories by unanimous decision
  • In 15 career fights as a pro, 6-0 via KO/TKO and 1-0 via submission with eight decisions
  • Only career loss came in split-decision setback vs. Magomed Magomedov at ACB 32, a loss he avenged vs. Magomedov on April 15, 2017

Jose Aldo (33-years-old)
UFC Record (10-5)

  • Last Fight - split-decision loss vs. Marlon Moraes at UFC 245 on Dec. 14, 2019
  • 3-5 across past eight events, including three knockout losses
  • Five of his past eight fights have finished inside the distance
  • Just 1-1 in his career via submission, with no results at the UFC level

Women's Strawweight Bout
Jessica Andrade vs. Rose Namajunas

Jessica Andrade (28-years-old)
UFC Record (11-5)

  • Last Fight - KO/TKO loss (Round 1, 0:42) vs. Zhang Weili on Aug. 31, 2019
  • Last victory came vs. Namajunas, a KO/TKO win (Round 2, 2:58) at UFC 237
  • Each of her past three fights have ended via KO/TKO (2-1)
  • Despite recent run, four of past seven outings have ended up going the distance
  • In 27 career fights, 7-2 via submission and 7-3 via KO/TKO

Rose Namajunas (28-years-old)
UFC Record (6-2)

  • Last Fight - KO/TKO loss (Round 2: 258) vs. Andrade at UFC 237 on May 11, 2019
  • 3-1 across past four fights, with three of those outings finishing inside the distance
  • In eight fights at the UFC level, 'Thug' is 3-0 via submission
  • Eight of her past 11 fights overall have finished inside the distance

Women's Flyweight Bout
Amanda Ribas vs. Paige VanZant

Amanda Ribas (26-years-old)
UFC Record (3-0)

  • Last Fight - unanimous decision win vs. Randa Markos at UFC's APEX Facility in Las Vegas on March 14, 2020
  • 3-0 at the UFC level with a pair of UDs and a submission victory vs. Emily Whitmire on June 29, 2019
  • Only three of her 10 career fights as a pro have gone the distance, with two coming in past two outings
  • In 10 career bouts, 3-1 via KO/TKO and 3-0 via submission

Paige VanZant (30-years-old)
UFC Record (5-3)

  • Last Fight - submission win vs. Rachael Ostovich on Jan. 19, 2019
  • 2-3 across past five outings, including a pair of submission losses
  • Five of her past six bouts have finished inside the distance
  • First fight in nearly 16 months due to a series of arm injuries

UFC 251 Prelims

Light Heavyweight Bout
Volkan Oezdemir vs. Jiri Prochazka

Volkan Oezdemir (30-years-old)
UFC Record (5-3)

  • Last Fight - unanimous decision win vs. Steve Garcia at UFC Fight Night: Benevidez vs. Figueiredo on Feb. 29, 2020
  • 2-3 across past five fights, but 2-0 in past two
  • Five of his past seven bouts have finished inside the distance
  • Hasn't had a unamimous decision since April 9, 2016, a span of nine outings
  • In 21 career fights as a pro, 13 have resulted in KO/TKO (12-1)

Jiri Prochazka (27-years-old)
UFC Record (0-0)

  • Making UFC debut
  • Last Fight - KO/TKO win (Round 1, 1:55) vs. CB Dollaway at Rizin FF: Rizin Fighting Federation 20 on Dec. 31, 2019
  • In 30 fights as a pro, 24 have ended via KO/TKO (22-2)
  • Each of his past eight victories as a pro have come by way of knockout

Welterweight Bout
Elizeu Zaleski Dos Santos vs. Muslim Salikhov

Elizeu Zaleski Dos Santos (33-years-old)
UFC Record (8-2)

  • Last Fight - unanimous decision win vs. Aleksei Kunchenko on March 14, 2020
  • 8-1 across past nine fights, including four KO/TKO (3-1) and one submission victory
  • Four of past five outings have finished inside the distance
  • Seven of 10 fights at the UFC level have lasted into Round 3

Muslim Salikhov (36-years-old)
UFC Record (3-1)

  • Last Fight - unanimous decision win vs. Laureano Staropoli on Oct. 26, 2019
  • 3-0 across past three bouts after losing UFC debut on Nov. 25, 2017
  • Three of his four fights at the UFC level have finished inside the distance
  • In 18 career professional fights, he has 12 victories via KO/TKO with zero losses

Featherweight Bout
Makwan Amirkhani vs. Danny Henry

Makwan Amirkhani (31-years-old)
UFC Record (5-2)

  • Last Fight - KO/TKO loss (Round 3, 4:32) vs. Shane Burgos at UFC 244 on Nov. 2, 2019
  • Each of his past two fights have finished inside the distance
  • Despite recent run, four of his previous fights have lasted into Round 3
  • 'Mr. Finland' has posted a 10-1 record via submission in 19 career professional fights

Danny Henry (28-years-old)
UFC Record (1-1)

  • Last Fight - submission loss (Round 1, 1:17) vs. Dan Ige on March 16, 2019
  • Five of past six professional bouts have ended inside the distance
  • In 15 career pro fights, Henry is 5-1 via submission and 5-0 by way of KO/TKO
  • Each of his past two UFC fights haven't gotten out of Round 1

Lightweight Bout
Leonardo Santos vs. Roman Bogatov

Leonardo Santos (40-years-old)
UFC Record (6-0-1)

  • Last Fight - KO/TKO win (Round 1, 2:17) vs. Stevie Ray on June 1, 2019
  • Three of his past four fights have finished inside the distance
  • In 22 career professional fights, nine have resulted in submissions (9-0)
  • Two of his past three fights have ended in Round 1

Roman Bogatov (29-years-old)
UFC Record (0-0)

  • Making his UFC debut
  • Last Fight - TKO (injury) win over Mickael Lebout at M-1 Challenge 104 on Aug. 30, 2019
  • Three of his past five fights have finished inside the distance, all Round 2 submission victories

UFC 251 Early Prelims

Heavyweight Bout
Marcin Tybura vs. Maxim Grishin

Marcin Tybura (34-years-old)
UFC Record (5-5)

  • Last Fight - Feb. 29, 2020, a unanimous-decision win vs. Serghei Spivac on the Benavidez-Figueiredo card
  • Three of his past five fights have finished inside the distance, with KO/TKO losses in the three short fights
  • 6-0 in 24 career fights, but last one was back on Nov. 25, 2014 at M-1 Challenge 53 vs. Denis Smoldarev
  • Five of his past eight fights have lasted into at least Round 3

Maxim Grishin (36-years-old)
UFC Record (0-0)

  • Making UFC debut
  • Last Fight - majority draw vs. Jordan Johnson at PFL Playoffs: Heavyweight and Light Heavyweight on Oct. 31, 2019
  • 7-0-2 across his past nine professional fights, with five decisions
  • Hasn't lost in nine outings dating back to a TKO loss to Magomed Ankalaev at WFCA 30: 2016 WFC Akhmat Grand Prix Final on Oct. 4, 2016

Flyweight Bout
Raulian Paiva vs. Zhalgas Zhamagulov

Raulian Paiva (24-years-old)
UFC Record (1-2)

  • Last Fight - KO/TKO win (Round 2, 2:42) vs. Mark De La Rosa on Feb. 15, 2020 in Rio Rancho, N.M.
  • Two of his three fights at the UFC level have finished inside the distance, including the last two
  • Hasn't had a unanimous decision result since winning a fight back on April 15, 2017 vs. Jefte Costa Brilhante at WCC: W-Combat 21
  • In 22 career professional fights he is 4-1 via knockout and 3-1 via submission

Zhalgas Zhamagulov (35-years-old)
UFC Record (0-0)

  • Making his UFC debut
  • Last Fight - Oct. 19, 2019, a split-decision win vs. Ali Bagautinov at FNG 95: Fight Nights Global 95
  • Each of his past five pro bouts have been decided by judges, with a split-decision win, a majority-decision win and three via unanimous decision
  • In 16 career professional fights he has six wins by way of KO/TKO (6-1) and one via submission (1-0)

Women's Bantamweight Bout
Karol Rosa vs. Vanessa Melo

Karol Rosa (29-years-old)
UFC Record (1-0)

  • Last Fight - beat Lara Procopio by split-decision in her UFC debut on Aug. 31, 2019
  • Seven of her past eight professional fights have finished inside the distance
  • In 15 career pro bouts she has recorded four wins via KO/TKO (4-0) and two by submission (2-2)
  • Each of her past three pro fights, and four of the past five, have lasted into Round 3

Vanessa Melo (32-years-old)
UFC Record (0-2)

  • Last Fight - unanimous decision loss to Tracy Cortez on Nov. 16, 2019
  • Has lost each of her two fights at UFC level by unanimous decision
  • Each of her past nine career fights have gone the distance
  • In 17 career fights she has just one KO/TKO loss (0-1) and two submission wins (2-0)

Bantamweight Bout
Martin Day vs. Davey Grant

Martin Day (31-years-old)
UFC Record (0-1)

  • Last Fight - split-decision loss vs. Liu Pingyuan on Nov. 24, 2018 in his UFC debut
  • First fight in nearly 20 months after knee injury and surgery recovery
  • Three of his past five professional fights have gone the distance
  • In 11 career pro fights, 3-1 by way of KO/TKO and 2-0 via submission

Davey Grant (34-years-old)
UFC Record (2-2)

  • Last Fight - split-decision win vs. Gregorii Popov on Nov. 9, 2019
  • His two UFC wins have been by decision, his two losses at UFC level at via submission
  • All four of his losses in 15 career professional fights have been by submission
  • Only two of his 15 pro fights have ended up going the distance
  • His lone TKO/KO result came in a knockout win over Rob Bunford at TC 46: Total Combat 46 on March 10, 2012



  
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