Why was Burns removed from UFC 251?

Why was Burns removed from UFC 251?

UFC 251: Gilbert Burns out of Fight Island main event after testing positive for COVID-19.

Who was Gilbert Burns supposed to fight?

Kamaru Usman
As the first bout of his new five-fight contract, Burns was scheduled to face Kamaru Usman for the UFC Welterweight Championship on 11 July at UFC 251.

Why did Burns back out of fight?

Usman and Burns were supposed to cross paths at UFC 251 on July 11, but Burns had to withdraw after testing positive for COVID-19. Masvidal filled in as a last-minute substitute and lost a unanimous decision to Usman.

Who dropped out of UFC 251?

Gilbert Burns
Gilbert Burns removed from UFC 251 main event, source says. Ariel Helwani is an MMA reporter at ESPN.

Who pulled out of Usman fight?

Leon Edwards trashes ‘fraud’ Jorge Masvidal for pulling out of UFC 269, focused on Kamaru Usman next – MMA Fighting.

Are Herbert and Gilbert Burns related?

Herbert Mitchell Pontes Burns (born February 2, 1988) is a Brazilian mixed martial artist currently competing in the Featherweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship. He is the younger brother of fellow UFC fighter, Gilbert Burns.

Why did Burns not fight Usman?

In their first outing last July at UFC 251, Masvidal stepped in on just six days’ notice to replace Burns, who was forced out of his title fight with Usman after testing positive for COVID-19.

Who just called out Masvidal?

YouTube star Paul claimed the biggest win of his professional boxing career when he delivered a one-punch knockout of former UFC champion Woodley in Florida. Paul reacted by calling out Masvidal and Nate Diaz, who were ringside in Tampa, as well as other UFC stars such as Conor McGregor and Kamaru Usman.

Who called Nate Diaz recently?

As he eyes another statement return in the UFC, Nate Diaz got a surprise call-out from Ben Askren. UFC president Dana White has ended all buzz about Nate Diaz making a return to the UFC once again by confirming that the MMA legend has one more fight remaining in his current deal with the promotion.

Did Masvidal fight Usman?

Usman went the distance in his first fight with Masvidal, winning a unanimous decision in 2020, and then knocked Masvidal out about a minute into the second round when they met again last April.

Who won 1st Usman vs Masvidal?

And it worked completely. Usman defeated Masvidal via unanimous decision (50-45, 50-45, 49-46) in the main event of UFC 251 on Sunday morning in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. With the win, Usman retained his UFC welterweight title.

Is Edwards fighting Masvidal?

UFC welterweight contender Leon Edwards says he wasn’t surprised by Jorge Masvidal’s recent withdrawal from their scheduled fight at UFC 269 next month, and he has now turned his entire focus to a title fight against Kamaru Usman in 2022.


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