UFC’s stacked pay-per-view event “UFC 251” got two more fights added to it recently. The event, which is set to take place at the Yas Island in Abu Dhabi, now has 10 bouts set for July 11th.
Vanessa Melo vs. Karol Rosa
An all-Brazilian matchup between Vanessa Melo and Karol Rosa will be on the card. Announced by Raphael Marinho of Combate, the bantamweights were added to the card.
Melo has had a rough UFC career so far, losing both of her fights. Matched with her last regional fights, Melo went 3-2 in 2019.
Rosa has only fought once in the UFC thus farm with the fight being a split decision win over Lara Procopio. Since October the UFC have tried booking her against Julia Avila, however for varying reasons that fight has fallen off four times now.
Makwan Amirkhani vs. Danny Henry
Reported by Finnish sports site Sportti, Finland’s Makwan Amirkhani will return on the card, fighting Danny Henry.
Amirkhani’s last fight was a loss to Shane Burgos, being finished in the third round with strikes. The fight was a close one, although the fast tempo Amirkhani started with worked against him once cardio affected the competition.
Henry had a strong start in the UFC, winning his first two outings in the promotion. That momentum was stopped by Dan Ige, who caught Henry with a rear naked choke. The fight will be Henry’s return after more than a year of absence from the sport.
UFC 251 is set to be headlined by a triple header of championship bouts. Here’s how it looks currently.
Bout 10: Kamaru Usman (16-1) vs. Gilbert Burns (19-3) (UFC Welterweight Championship)
Bout 9: Alexander Volkanovski (21-1) vs. Max Holloway (21-5) (UFC Featherweight Championship)
Bout 8: Petr Yan (14-1) vs. Jose Aldo (28-6) (Vacant UFC Bantamweight Championship)
Bout 7: Jessica Andrade (20-7) vs. Rose Namajunas (8-4) (Strawweight)
Bout 6: Pedro Munhoz (18-4) vs. Frankie Edgar (23-8-1) (Bantamweight)
Bout 5: Paige VanZant (8-4) vs. Amanda Ribas (9-1) (Flyweight)
Bout 4: Volkan Oezdemir (17-4) vs. Jiri Prochazka (26-3-1) (Light Heavyweight)
Bout 3: Zhalgas Zhumagulov (13-3) vs. Raulian Paiva (19-3) (Flyweight)
Bout 2: Vanessa Melo (10-7) vs. Karol Rosa (12-3) (Bantamweight)
Bout 1: Makwan Amirkhani (15-4) vs. Danny Henry (12-3) Featherweight)