Report: Jorge Masvidal Could Step In, Face Kamaru Usman In UFC 251 Main Event

This coming Saturday Night’s UFC 251 card took a major hit earlier today when it was revealed that Gilbert Burns was pulled from the main event of the show due to testing positive for the coronavirus, leaving UFC Welterweight Champion Kamaru Usman without an opponent.

However, it looks like a last minute savior could step in and face Usman on a weeks notice, with that person being BMF Champion Jorge Masvidal.

Ariel Helwani of ESPN is reporting that negotiations are underway for Masvidal to potentially step in and face Usman at UFC 251:

UFC 251 takes place on Saturday, July 11 from Fight Island in Yas Island, Abu Dhabi with Kamaru Usman and an opponent to be announced headlining. Fightful is providing live coverage of the event, with a post-show podcast to follow.

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