Jahreau Shepherd has tragically passed away aged 30, just a few months on from winning the Contenders welterweight championship
The Australian earned his 19th straight MMA victory by the narrowest of margins as two of the three cards gave him the win by 47-48, leaving many fellow fighters and experts stunned.
Rose Namajunas may have looked like the losing fighter after her UFC 251 clash with Jessica Andrade but it was the American’s hand that was raised on Saturday night at Fight Island.
Usman defended his welterweight title against late replacement Masvidal in one of three world title fights on the first Fight Island card
In the first of four shows over two weeks, tonight’s card will be headlined by welterweight champion Kamaru Usman against Jorge Masvidal
The UFC welterweight champion’s father, Muhammed, was released from prison in Texas in February after serving a 180-month sentence for health care fraud, according to ESPN .
It’s the fight the world wants to see, and in just five days fans will watch on as Kamaru Usman looks to defeat arch rival Jorge Masvidal at UFC 251 on Fight Island, Abu Dhabi.
Nicknamed ‘The Nigerian Nightmare’, who was originally meant to fight Gilbert Burns in the main event, Usman has laid out what he believes will happen come fight night.
Sportsmail takes a look at how the fight came about, the history between Usman and Masvidal and why fans are so excited to see the welterweight stars take to the Octagon this weekend.
The last minute fight between Jorge Masvidal and Kamaru Usman at UFC 251 is on, with UFC chief Dana White confirming the bout on Sunday with a Twitter hype video.