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Kamaru Usman vs Jorge Masvidal UFC 251 Betting Tips, Predictions & Odds - Usman to maintain undefeated record

  • Kamaru Usman and Jorge Masvidal headline UFC 251 
  • They will contest a welterweight title fight in Abu Dhabi 
  • Masvidal stepped in to replace Gilbert Burns
  • Read on for our Usman vs Masvidal previews  and predictions
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UFC welterweight champion Kamaru Usman (Getty Images)
Freetips staff 09 Jul 2020
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Kamaru Usman puts his undefeated UFC record on the line at UFC 251 when he faces late replacement Jorge Masvidal in a welterweight title fight on Yas Island, Abu Dhabi.

Usman was due to face Gilbert Burns, but the Brazilian tested positive for Covid-19 and has been replaced by Masvidal. Gamebred was the man fans were desperate to fight Usman - and that's what they get on Fight Island.

Kamaru Usman MMA Record (16-1-0)

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Kamaru Usman (Getty Images)

Kamaru Usman is undefeated in UFC events and currently on a 15-fight winning streak ahead of this welterweight title fight.

Usman proved his versatility in his last fight, eventually getting the better of Coby Covington courtesy of a stoppage late in the last round of a full blooded contest.

Usman had shown his wrestling skills to be more than up to scratch when defeating former champion Tyron Woodley last year, and can clearly adapt his style to any opponent.

Jorge Masvidal MMA Record (35-13-0)

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Jorge Masvidal (Getty Images)

Jorge Masvidal was the opponent many wanted to see take on Usman, and at seven days notice that is what fans will get after he stepped in to replace Burns.

Masvidal has been around the block more than most in UFC but gets the long deserved shot at the title.

No opponent has knocked Masvidal out since Rodrigo Damm did so back in 2008, and the American has seen his last nine losses all come via decision - five of which were split.

Kamaru Usman vs Jorge Masvidal Odds

Usman is 1.40 with bet365 to win the fight in Abu Dhabi with Masvidal 3.00 to cause an upset. Usman is 2.26 to win by KO/TKO/Submission and the same price to win via decision.

Kamaru Usman vs Jorge Masvidal FAQs

When is Kamaru Usman vs Jorge Masvidal taking place?

It is the co-main event at UFC 251 and takes place on Sunday, July 12, 2020.

Where is UFC 251 taking place?

It will be held on Yas Island, Abu Dhabi. It is to be known as Fight Island.

What division is Kamaru Usman vs Jorge Masvidal?

Kamaru Usman vs Jorge Masvidal is a UFC welterweight title fight. Masvidal has stepped in after Gilbert Burns tested positive for Covid-19.

Can I watch a Kamaru Usman vs Jorge Masvidal live stream?

Our live streaming calendar shows you where to watch a Kamaru Usman vs Jorge Masvidal live stream online.



Kamaru Usman is a class act and victory should be his in a mouthwatering title fight, despite the late change of opponents.

Masvidal is dangerous and will put him some stern opposition - but don't expect this one to go the distance like his recent defeats.

Best Bet: Usman Win Winner @-250 at BetMGM - 4 Units
Value Bet: Usman by KO/TKO Method of Victory @162 at bet365 Sport NJ - 2 Units

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