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Damon Martin

UFC 251 results: Petr Yan knocks out Jose Aldo with punishing performance to win vacant bantamweight title

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A new bantamweight champion has been crowned at UFC 251 and his name is Petr Yan.

The Russian showcased a relentless offensive output round after round until he finally put Jose Aldo on the mat late in the fight and unleashed a ground and pound attack that bloodied and battered the former featherweight king.

Yan was declared the winner at 3:24 into the final round as he captures the 135-pound title in his seventh UFC fight.

“I expected it to be a hard...

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Jed Meshew

UFC 251 live blog: Kamaru Usman vs. Jorge Masvidal

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This is the UFC 251 live blog for Kamaru Usman vs. Jorge Masvidal, the welterweight headliner for Saturday’s fight card at Yas Island in Abu Dhabi.

Usman attempts the second defense of his welterweight title after stopping Colby Covington this past December at UFC 245. He faces off with the surging Masvidal, who topped “Fighter of the Year” lists for an incredible 2019 that saw him stop Darren Till, Ben Askren and Nate Diaz.

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Bryan Tucker

Alexander Volkanovski vs. Max Holloway full fight video highlights

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Watch Alexander Volkanovski vs. Max Holloway full fight video highlights from UFC 251’s co-main event above, courtesy of the UFC.

UFC 251: Usman vs. Masvidal took place July 11 at Yas Island in Abu Dhabi. Former UFC champion Max Holloway (21-6) and UFC featherweight champion Alexander Volkanovski (22-1) battled in a featherweight contest, which aired live on ESPN+ pay-per-view. Catch more video highlights below.

@AlexVolkanovski keeps the belt!...

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Damon Martin

UFC 251 results: Alexander Volkanovski retains title with razor-close split decision over Max Holloway

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Alexander Volkanovski didn’t have an easy night at the office but he’s still leaving UFC 251 with the featherweight title around his waist.

After surviving a couple of early knockdowns, Volkanovski staged a comeback to surge ahead of Max Holloway in the later rounds before earning a hard fought split decision victory. All three judges scored the contest 48-47 with two giving Volkanovski the nod as he retains the belt in his first title defense.

“Tough...

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Chris Taylor

UFC 251 Results: Alex Volkanovski defeats Max Holloway (Highlights)

Tonight’s UFC 251 pay-per-view event is co-headlined by a featherweight title fight rematch featuring Max Holloway taking on Alex Volkanovski. Holloway (21-5 MMA) and Volkanovski (21-1 MMA) first met at December’s UFC 245 event in Toronto, where ‘The Great’ was able to dethrone ‘Blessed’ by way of a unanimous decision victory. The title-earning victory improved […]

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Lucas Rezende

They said what?! Pros react to Petr Yan’s grueling TKO win over Jose Aldo at UFC 251

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Petr Yan bested Jose Aldo to become the new bantamweight champion at UFC 251. On Twitter, pro fighters reacted to the bout.

It was a close fight, until it was not anymore. After four rounds of striking, Petr Yan finally got the job done against Jose Aldo via some brutal ground and pound at UFC 251. On Twitter, pro fighters reacted to the bout.

Dreaming to watch Aldo’s Low kick the shit of this guy #Andrew #UFCFightIsland #UFC251

— GILBERT BURNS...

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Anton Tabuena

Controversy? Volkanovski vs Holloway 2 fight highlights

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Watch highlights from UFC 251 title bout.

The second of two title bouts on the card was a featherweight title rematch between champion Alex Volkanovski and former long time king Max Holloway. It was close and competitive the entire 25 mins, but while many thought Holloway did enough, Volkanovski retained his belt with a split decision.

Watch highlights from the title bout, along with a snippet from the play-by-play below:

Alex Volkanovski vs. Max...

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Eddie Mercado

UFC 251 results: Volkanovski edges out Holloway by split decision

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Alexander Volkanovski took a razor thin split decision over Max Holloway to retain his featherweight belt in the UFC 251 co-main event.

The UFC 251 co-main event witnessed a featherweight title fight rematch between the defending champ, Alexander Volkanovski, and the former king, Max Holloway. This time around it was Holloway who got off to a strong start with drops in the first and second rounds, but a late rally from Volkanovski in close championship...

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Lucas Rezende

Pros react to Volkanovski’s close win over Holloway at UFC 251

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Alexander Volkanovski defeated Max Holloway via split decision at UFC 251. On Twitter, pro fighters reacted to the bout.

Alexander Volkanovski remains the featherweight champion at UFC 251. After five close rounds against Max Holloway, ‘The Great’ got the split decision win and bested ‘Blessed’ once again in the Octagon. On Twitter, pro fighters enjoyed the battle.

Hell of a fight here I lean slightly towards Volk here... Follow my scorecards on...

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Stephie Haynes

UFC 251: Usman vs. Masvidal post-fight press conference live stream

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Join us for a live video stream of the UFC 251: Usman vs. Masvidal post-fight press conference which will kick off at approximately 1:15 AM ET/10:15 PM PT.

Join us here at BloodyElbow.com around 1:15 AM ET/10:15 PM PT for the live stream of the UFC 251: Usman vs. Masvidal post-fight press conference, live from Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, UAE. You can catch the video above, and since Bloody Elbow has the best comments section of any sports site, stick around...

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Matt Erickson

UFC 251 results: Petr Yan pounds out Jose Aldo to win bantamweight belt

Jose Aldo had moments when it looked like he might become a two-division UFC champion. But in the end, Petr Yan may have brought about a changing of the guard in the lighter weight classes.

Yan (15-1 MMA, 7-0 UFC) became the UFC’s new bantamweight champion with a fifth-round TKO of former featherweight champ Aldo (28-6 MMA, 10-5 UFC). The stoppage came at the xxx mark of the final frame.

Yan pounded out Aldo to win the belt vacated by Henry Cejudo earlier this year and denied Aldo a chance...

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Mike Bohn

Twitter reacts to Petr Yan's drawn-out TKO of Jose Aldo to claim title at UFC 251

Petr Yan claimed the vacant bantamweight title on Saturday when he defeated Jose Aldo at UFC 251.

After former champ Henry Cejudo retired and vacated the strap, Yan (15-1 MMA, 7-0 UFC) came in to introduce a new chapter in the division when he beat Aldo (28-7 MMA, 10-6 UFC) by fifth-round TKO in the featured matchup on the pay-per-view card, which took place at Flash Forum in Yas Island, Abu Dhabi.

Check below for the top Twitter reactions to Yan’s title victory over Aldo at UFC 251.

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Damon Martin

UFC 251 results: Rose Namajunas exacts revenge with split decision win following war with Jessica Andrade

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It wasn’t easy but Rose Namajunas got her revenge against Jessica Andrade in a potential Fight of the Night clash at UFC 251.

After their initial meeting ended with a vicious slam that saw Namajunas knocked unconscious, the former 115-pound champ showed off a well-rounded striking display while surviving a late surge from Andrade to ultimately win a split decision.

The scorecards read 29-28 two times for Namajunas with the third official giving Andrade a...

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UFC 251 live blog: Petr Yan vs. Jose Aldo

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This is the UFC 251 live blog for Petr Yan vs. Jose Aldo, a bantamweight title fight on the main card of Saturday’s event at Yas Island in Abu Dhabi.

After champ Henry Cejudo vacated the belt earlier this year, Yan and Aldo compete for the title. Yan most recently stopped Urijah Faber at UFC 245 to climb into contention, while Aldo lost a hotly contested decision to Marlon Moraes on the same card.

Check out the UFC 251 live blog...

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Jed Meshew

UFC 251 live blog: Alexander Volkanovski vs. Max Holloway

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This is the UFC 251 live blog for Alexander Volkanovski vs. Max Holloway, the featherweight co-headliner for Saturday’s fight card at Yas Island in Abu Dhabi.

Featherweight champ Alexander Volkanovski hopes to solidify his reign as champ after ending’s Holloway title reign this past December at UFC 245.

Check out the UFC 251 live blog below.

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Chris Taylor

UFC 251 Results: Rose Namajunas defeats Jessica Andrade (Highlights)

A rematch between women’s strawweight standouts Jessica Andrade and Rose Namajunas takes place on tonight’s UFC 251 main card. The pair of former champions first met back in May of 2019 at UFC 237, with Andrade emerging victorious by way of knockout from a viscous slam to claim the promotions strawweight title. Since then, Jessica […]

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Chris Taylor

Pros react to Rose Namajunas vs. Jessica Andrade 2 at UFC 251

A rematch between women’s strawweight standouts Rose Namajunas and Jessica Andrade took place on tonight’s UFC 251 main card. The pair of former champions had first met back in May of 2019 at UFC 237, with Andrade emerging victorious by way of knockout from a viscous slam to claim the promotions strawweight title. Since then, […]

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Chris Taylor

UFC 251 Results: Petr Yan TKO’s Jose Aldo (Highlights)

Former featherweight champion Jose Aldo squares off with Petr Yan for the promotions vacant bantamweight title on the main card of UFC 251. Aldo (28-6 MMA) will actually enter tonight’s Fight Island event on a two-fight losing skid. The former featherweight kingpin made his bantamweight debut at UFC 245, where he suffered a split decision […]

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Chris Taylor

Pros react to Petr Yan stopping Jose Aldo at UFC 251

Former featherweight champion Jose Aldo squared off with Petr Yan for the promotions vacant bantamweight title on the main card of UFC 251. Aldo (28-6 MMA) actually enter tonight’s Fight Island event on a two-fight losing skid. The former featherweight kingpin had made his bantamweight debut at UFC 245, where he suffered a split decision […]

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Eddie Mercado

UFC 251 results: Namajunas takes split decision over Andrade

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Rose Namajunas and Jessica Andrade just put on a classic on the UFC 251 PPV main card.

Two former strawweight queens put on a show on the UFC 251 main card. The UFC’s #1 ranked, Jessica Andrade, and the #2 rated, Rose Namajunas, waged war in their rematch, with Namajunas ultimately walking away with the split decision victory. Tons of strikes were landed and absorbed each round and on both sides, with both women leaving it all in the Octagon. This...

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