UFC 251: Usman Shows Dominance
It was somewhat predictable, and Kamaru Usman will likely not care about the boring tag. Usman utilised his strengths to thoroughly dominate Jorge Masvidal. Maybe Usman does need to show a little more, but it is winning that counts, and his future opponents will need to find a way to nullify what Usman does best.
In the co-main, Max Holloway can count himself more than a shade unlucky to be once again a UFC champion. This observer had Alexander Volkanovski losing 48-47 in a enthralling UFC bantamweight title fight.
Jose Aldo showed flashes of the old brilliance, but maybe predictably faded late, and took far too many punches before it was finally waved off.
For me, Rose Namajunas took a deserved win in her rematch with Jessica Andrade.
UFC 251 Main Card Results
Kamaru Usman def. Jorge Masvidal via unanimous decision 50-45 50-45 49-46
Alexander Volkanovski def. Max Holloway via split decision 48-47 48-47 47-48
Petr Yan def. Jose Aldo via fifth-round TKO (3:24)
Rose Namajunas def. Jessica Andrade via split decision 29-28 29-28 28-29
Amanda Ribas def. Paige VanZant via submission (armbar) (R1, 2:21)
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