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Sport: Twitter reacts to Kamaru Usman's 'boring as (expletive)' title defense over Jorge Masvidal at UFC 251

UFC’s July pay-per-view curse strikes again, but this year it all worked out (knock on wood)

  UFC’s July pay-per-view curse strikes again, but this year it all worked out (knock on wood) The UFC's July pay-per-view is supposed to be one of the cornerstones of its yearly schedule. A major numbered event is often the highlight of "International Fight Week" festivities, but in recent years something has almost always come up to derail original plans. Although…Although the coronavirus pandemic has scratched the traditional “International Fight Week” setup, the promotion still planned to blow the doors off on July 11 with UFC 251, which originally featured three championship bouts to begin the four-event “Fight Island” run in Abu Dhabi.

Kamaru Usman‘s second successful title defense was a big one as he beat his nemesis Jorge Masvidal on Saturday in the UFC 251 headliner.

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Usman (17-1 MMA, 12-0 UFC) kept his perfect undefeated record in tact and kept ahold of his welterweight belt with a unanimous decision victory over Masvidal (35-14 MMA, 12-7 UFC) in the main event matchup, which took place at Flash Forum in Yas Island, Abu Dhabi.

Check below for the top Twitter reactions to Usman’s victory over Masvidal at UFC 251.

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UFC 251 'Embedded,' No. 4: Quarantine's over

  UFC 251 'Embedded,' No. 4: Quarantine's over The UFC returns after a one-week break on Saturday with UFC 251, and the promotion’s popular “Embedded” series is back to help build the excitement ahead of the action. UFC 251 takes place in Yas Island, Abu Dhabi. The main card airs on pay-per-view following…UFC 251 takes place in Yas Island, Abu Dhabi. The main card airs on pay-per-view following prelims on ESPN and early prelims on UFC Fight Pass/ESPN+.

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Kamaru Usman and Jorge Masvidal's 'Fight Island' bout is trending higher than a Conor McGregor fight, Dana White said

  Kamaru Usman and Jorge Masvidal's 'Fight Island' bout is trending higher than a Conor McGregor fight, Dana White said If Jorge Masvidal wins and then fights Conor McGregor, the UFC would break a new record for the best-selling fight of all time.There has been great expectation about what "Fight Island" really is — whether there would be fighting on the sand, coconuts falling from trees, and Dana White sitting on a throne surrounded by tiki torches.

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