Abdurakhimov vs Gane UFC 251 live in Las Vegas for Saturday’s UFC 251 pay-per-view event. In the main event contest at UFC Apex.
UFC 251 will be held at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas, Nevada on Saturday, July 11. Once again there will be no fans in attendance and the event will be closed to the public. The Early Prelims will kick off at 6pm ET / 3pm PT, the Prelims will follow after at 8pm ET / 5pm PT and the Main Card will start at 10pm / 7pm PT.
French-language radio show/podcast La Voix des Guerriers was first to report the news that the pair will compete July 11. That’s potentially the date that will see the UFC debut their Fight Island concept.
The heavyweight bout will see the undefeated Gane (6-0) get a solid step up in competition against Abdurakhimov (20-5), who holds wins over the likes of Walt Harris, Andrei Arlovski, and Marcin Tybura inside the UFC octagon.
Gane and Abdurakhimov were originally expected to compete at UFC 249 in April, in Brooklyn. However, Gane was forced out of the event due to illness. It’s just as well — that card was postponed, rebuilt, and eventually took place in May. Travel restrictions left the heavyweight bout off the card, which took place in Jacksonville, Florida.
Gane was last seen battling to a unanimous decision against Canada’s Tanner Boser. It was the first time the French heavyweight had gone the distance inside the cage.