Saturday night at UFC 251, the UFC added another chapter into the history book as it marked the debut of Fight Island on Yas Island in Abu Dhabi. The fight card -- the first of four set to take place on Fight Island in the month of July -- was loaded with three championship bouts, making it one of the most anticipated fight slates of the year.
In those championship bouts, two men retained their titles while a new undisputed bantamweight champion was crowned on the heels of Henry Cejudo's abrupt retirement in May. Elsewhere on the UFC 251 main card, Rose Namajunas stepped right back up as a threat at women's strawweight by avenging her loss to Jessica Andrade while Amanda Ribas likely sent Paige VanZant packing from the UFC in unceremonious action.
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It was an amazing week on Fight Island, and CBS Sports was with you every step of the away. Relive everything that went down this week in the lead up to the fight card, as well as the fight card itself, with our completed guide below.
UFC 251 fight card results
- Kamaru Usman (c) def Jorge Masvidal via unanimous decision (50-45, 50-45, 49-46) to retain welterweight title
- Jiří Procházka def. Volkan Oezdemir via second-round KO (punch)
- Muslim Salikhov def. Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos via unanimous decision (30-27, 28-29, 29-28)
- Makwan Amirkhani def. Dan Henry via first-round submission (anaconda choke)
- Leonardo Santos def. Roman Bogatov via split decision (29-26, 29-26, 29-26)
- Marcin Tybura def. Maxim Grishin via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-26)
- Raulian Paiva def. Zhalgas Zhumagulov via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
- Karol Rosa def. Vanessa Melo via unanimous decision (30-26, 30-26, 30-27)
- Davey Grant def. Martin Day via third-round knockout (punch)
UFC 251 countdown
- Complete staff predictions and expert picks
- Campbell: Masvidal looking to complete movie-like journey to title
- Brookhouse: Breaking down the notable prelims and main card fights
- Main card fighters all make weight for Saturday's action
- Campbell: Holloway keeping things close to the vest ahead of rematch
- Campbell: Namajunas finds her passion for fighting once again
- UFC 251 odds:
- Campbell: White once again delivers best fights during quarantine
- Campbell: Five biggest storylines to watch this weekend
- Brookhouse: Fighters who have come up big on short notice
- Burns snaps back at Masvidal and Diaz's criticism
- LOOK: Dana White offers up first look at Fight Island
- Brookhouse: What to know about "Fight Island"