After weeks of anticipation, UFC 251 is finally upon us. The big event airs live tomorrow night (Saturday, July 11th) from “Fight Island,” a private resort in Dubai that’s been converted into a staging area and main ring for UFC fights. Prelims for UFC 251 start at 6pm ET with the main card starting time set for 10pm ET.
The main title match pits current welterweight champion Kamaru Usman against Jorge Masvidal, UFC’s 2019 Fighter of the Year. Masvidal was a last-minute replacement for top-ranked Gilbert Burns, after Burns tested positive for COVID-19 just last week. UFC officials have introduced a number of safety measures to curb any potential threats of the coronavirus on Fight Island. Fans will not be in attendance for UFC 251, and the company says all staff and athletes will be screened and have their temperature taken before entering the arena Saturday.
You can watch UFC 251 live on ESPN+, which lets you stream the fight on your phone, tablet, laptop or on your TV. Subscribers to the streaming service can watch the prelims for free. The main card, though, is a pay-per-view event available exclusively on ESPN+. To watch UFC 251, you’ll need to sign up for ESPN+ before paying the $64.99 PPV fee.