Inside the glitzy UFC 251 ‘Fight Island’ arena which has been purpose built to host Jorge Masvidal vs Kamaru Usman


FIGHT fans have been given an inside look at what UFC 251 will look like at Fight Island over the weekend.

Kamaru Usman defends his welterweight belt against Jorge Masvidal in the main event after the Nigerian’s initial opponent Gilbert Burns was forced to pull out after testing positive for coronavirus.

UFC supporters have been eagerly-awaiting the bill at Fight Island, in what will be the first of four events at the venue.

And journalist Guilherme Cruz has taken to social media where he has posted a video of the arena.

A number of workers can be seen still on duty, with the Octagon yet to be constructed.

But fans were annoyed that the steel cage is not directly overlooking the sea, with a dome covering the ring.

Replying to the clip, one quipped: “They could’ve at least stuck a few inflatable palm trees beside the Octagon.”

Another tweeted: “I thought it would be on a beach…”

A third added: “I want fake sand, I want fake trees. Just wanted them to replicate an island at least.”

One simply stated: “This is scamming the fans.”

Over 350 tonnes of metal has been used on the private ten-mile facility, which boasts 17 medical staff.

Along with Usman vs Masvidal, there are two other title fights on the bill, as Alexander Volkanovski and Max Holloway compete for the featherweight belt while Petr Yan and Jose Aldo square off for the bantamweight strap.


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