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UFC have dropped the official poster for their opening event on ‘Fight Island’ on Yas Island, Abu Dhabi.
The pay-per-view event is set to be a big one with three title fights on the bill being topped by the welterweight title fight between Kamaru Usman and Gilbert Burns. The card also sees Max Holloway try to reclaim his featherweight title from Alexander Volkanovski as well as Petr Yan vs. Jose Aldo for the vacant bantamweight title.
The poster featured another piece of news with a small badge in the bottom left-hand corner announcing the official reveal of the next EA Sports UFC game. The game will be the fourth in the series of UFC games that EA Sports has developed.
As well the three title fights the UFC 251 main card also includes two strawweight fights as Jessica Andrade and Rose Namajunas square off for a second time and Paige VanZant returns to action against Amanda Ribas.
An exciting fight tops the prelims as former light heavyweight title challenger, Volkan Oezdemir welcomes the former Rizin light heavyweight champion, Jiri Prochazka, to the UFC ranks.