5 Ways To Safely Celebrate Canada Day 2020 In And Around Calgary

Canada Day fireworks over Centre Street bridge with downtown building lights in distance in 2018. The city said Calgary won’t have a fireworks show this year, but there are many other ways to celebrate the holiday. (Pat Fogg/CBC)

This year, Canada Day celebrations won’t be quite the same in the city.
Even though the province announced Tuesday morning — on the eve of Canada Day — that it’s raising outdoor gathering restrictions from 100 to 200 people, health professionals are still warning people to adhere to public health restrictions.

But that doesn’t mean there won’t be anything to do.
The CBC compiled five ways you can safely spend your Canada Day:

1) Visit local attractions
Many Calgary attractions will be open on Wednesday, though with capacity restrictions in place due to COVID-19.

Those include Heritage Park, the Calgary Zoo, Cobbs Corn Maze, Calgary Skyline Luge and Butterfield Acres. Some activities require tickets to be purchased in advance.

There will be a Canada Day food truck drive-thru from 12 to 7 p.M. On Wednesday at both Spruce meadows in lots 7 and 8 and at the Grey Eagle Casino overflow parking lot.

Strathmore is also hosting a Canada Day Fireworks event (though it has been postponed by a day) on July 2 at 11 p.M.
In Airdrie, the city is hosting a Canada Day home decorating contest.

2) Spend time outside — but plan ahead
If you plan to go for a hike, plan ahead, and make back-up plans too.

Parks Canada is expecting many regional visitors from Alberta and British Columbia on Wednesday, especially since there will be free admission into the parks. Some hotspots might be particularly busy, like Lake Louise, Moraine Lake and Lake Minnewanka.

A Parks Canada spokesperson said it’s important people remember to make alternative plans in case it is too busy or there isn’t any parking available.

Most attractions will be open, including most campgrounds, visitor centres (though staff will be in front of buildings, as the buildings will be closed to public) along with day-use areas and trails. Be sure to check trail conditions online before heading out for a hike.

Some day-use areas like Lake Louise will have limited parking to enable proper physical distancing measures at the site. Parking situations will be updated on some road signs and on the park’s website. Shuttle operations are closed for the summer.

Parks is also reminding people to practice physical distancing measures while out and as always, to give wildlife their distance too. People should remember to make noise while on the trails so animals aren’t surprised by you and to stop and pull over your vehicle only to allow wildlife to cross.

Canada Day is a great opportunity to experience Canada Parks free of charge but plan ahead and be sure to follow physical distancing measures, says a Parks spokesperson. (Corey Myke) 3) Stay in and tune in
If you choose to stay home, there will still be plenty of livestreamed celebrations to watch, including CBC’s Canada Day special.

Canadian Heritage also has an online celebration kit to keep people of all ages busy, including recipes to try and a virtual fireworks display. Following the links on its website and at 10 p.M. On July 1, people can point their smartphones to the sky to see a three-minute show displaying 3D fireworks.
People can also join Calgary’s Muslim community virtually by joining the groups’ Canada Day celebrations.

4) Watch a virtual concert
There will be a virtual concert from from Studio Bell, home of the National Music Centre, including the rooftop of the King Eddy. It will begin streaming at 5 p.M. On the city’s YouTube and Facebook pages. The pre-recorded concert is set to feature performances from Paul Brandt, Lynn Olagundoye, T. Buckley, Chad VanGaalen and Bebe Buckskin.

For more Canadian music, check out CBC Calgary’s playlist of Canadian artists here.

5) Be part of the light show
The Calgary Tower will be lit up on Wednesday evening and residents are encouraged to turn on their own Christmas or balcony lights by 10 p.M. (sunset). People are also encouraged to decorate their homes, yard or balcony in red and white.

Canada Day 2020 Fireworks Live Streaming Online: Know Where And How To Watch The Virtual Event

Canada Day 2020 Fireworks Live Streaming Online: Know Where And How To Watch The Virtual Event

Canada Day 2020 Fireworks Live Streaming Online: Canada day celebrates the anniversary of July 1, 1867, the effective date of the Constitution Act, which unifies the three independent colonies of the Province of Canada, Nova Scotia and New Brunswick into a single Dominion within the British Empire called Canada. Canada Day is the federal statutory holiday.

However, Canada Day 2020 will be different this year because there are still restrictions that limit the flattening of the COVID-19 curve. Canadians will now be able to enjoy the celebration by staying at home.

There are many virtual events that are lined up to commemorate Canada Day 2020. Through this article, we bring you the virtual line-up for Canada Day 2020 celebration that you can enjoy comfortably at home.

This year, pandemic hit many celebrations and events around the world. Since people are confined to stay indoors to curb the further spread of coronavirus infection, popular gatherings have been cancelled. Similarly, in Canada as well, large gatherings are prohibited for Dominion Day on July 1, and some events are also cancelled. But others will be held live-streamed online for viewers to enjoy the holiday.

For Richmondites and everyone in the country, virtual Canada Day fireworks will be displayed. At 10 PM Canadian local time, you all can enjoy the Canada Day fireworks at home. They also arranged a 3D fireworks show with visual and sound effects. CLICK HERE to watch

Vancouver’s Canada Day:
One of the largest parties in the country, Vancouver’s Canada Day is also cancelled this year.

So, organizers invite the public to watch a two-hour show put on by the federal government during a daytime that starts at 4 PM local time, and an evening show starting at 5 PM.

The show can be streamed on the Canadian Heritage Facebook and YouTube pages.

Port Coquitlam Canada Day:
There will be a drive-thru barbeque, and the community would also sing to cheer the front-line workers on Canada Day 2020. Virtual fireworks will also be streamed online. The city will also have a live broadcast featuring Canadian performers. CLICK HERE to enjoy it all virtually.

Surrey Canada Day:
Surrey Canada Day is one of the most talked-about events, and it can be hosted online. Viewers can tune in to their Facebook or YouTube page. Now that you have a virtual event list, you can enjoy the fireworks display at a comfortable place at home on Canada Day.

Bang Bang Romeo 2020 Live Online Stream

Bang Bang Romeo 2020 Live Online Stream

Fronted by vocal powerhouse Anastasia Walker and featuring Ross Cameron (guitars) and Richard Gartland (drums), Bang Bang Romeo are a propelling force for female-fronted bands in a male dominated industry, and a strong and open voice for the LGBT community.

Anastasia’s “once in 20 years voice” is unrivalled and the group’s larger-than-life performances are sending audiences wild up and down the country, leaving them with jaws dropped and often reduced to tears.

Bang Bang Romeo
Jun 30th, 2020
Live Stream
Genres: Pop, Rock
Band Members: ROSS CAMERON, ANASTASIA WALKER, Richard Cook, RICHARD GARTLAND
Hometown: Doncaster, United Kingdom

Anastasia’s “once in 20 years voice” is unrivalled and the group’s larger-than-life performances are sending audiences wild up and down the country, leaving them with jaws dropped and often reduced to tears.

“…they sound just like a Tarantino soundtrack”
Huw Stephens, BBC Radio 1

“…grand, scintillating bar-rock that could open up the heavens based off the magnitude of Anastasia ‘Stars’ Walker’s powerful voice alone.”
Billboard

“Biggest crowd for an opening act on the main stage in the history of the festival.”
John Giddings, Solo Music Agency/Isle of Wight Festival

“Huge sound, like a hard-edged Fleetwood Mac.”
Radio X

“Entertaining, rousing, soulful gem.”
Tom Robinson, BBC Radio 6 Music

Watch BET Awards 2020 Live Stream Online

Watch BET Awards 2020 Live Stream Online

The 20th anniversary edition of Black Entertainment Awards known as the “BET Awards” virtual event is set to Air on BET & CBS on Sunday, June 28 From 8pm ET. We have covered everything you need to know about BET Awards 2020 Virtual Event.

The 2020 BET Awards will air June 28 as planned, but it will come together virtually. The show will be produced “using an array of innovative techniques and artist-generated content, promising an all-star lineup participation in the “celebration of black love, joy, pride, and power”. BET all ready announced this year’s show marks the 20th anniversary of the BET Awards and 40th anniversary of the network.

TV GUIDE: The “BET AWARDS” 2020 will simulcast LIVE at 8 pm ET across ViacomCBS networks including BET, BET HER, and will make its national broadcast premiere on CBS on Sunday, June 28 (8:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT, 7:00-10:00 PM, CT).

Internationally, the show will simulcast on BET Africa at 2 am CAT on June 29th, followed by international broadcasts in the UK on June 29th at 9 pm BST, France on June 30th at 8:45 pm CEST and in South Korea on June 30th at 9 pm KST. BET will honor the ‘Best International Act’, along with the fan-voted category ‘Best New International Act’.

HOST: Comedian and actress Amanda Seales will host the show known as a comedian and creative visionary. The host of NBC’s “Bring the Funny” joined by a performance lineup including Alicia Keys, Chloe x Halle, Dababy, D Smoke, Jennifer Hudson, John Legend, Jonathan McReynolds, Kane Brown, Lil Wayne, Lonr, Masego, Megan Thee Stallion, Roddy Ricch, Sir, Summer Walker,Usher, Wayne Brady and more.

PrTerrence J and Erica Ash will host the first interactive pre-show set to Air at 7 PM ET/PT on BET. Featuring celebrities, nominees, and special guests who will be participating in Black Entertainment’s biggest night.

PERFORMANCE: BET was created to stand at the forefront of black culture. We have made strides over the past two decades to create a space where black creativity, culture, and art have the opportunity to get the celebration it deserves in a world where it is systematically muted,” said Connie Orlando, EVP Specials, Music Programming & Music Strategy at BET. “This year we’re looking forward to continuing the tradition of providing fans with those special, not to be missed moments of enrichment, entertainment, empowerment and also using our platform to create change for our community.

BET announces the first group of performers will feature performances by Alicia Keys, Chloe x Halle, DaBaby, D Smoke, Jennifer Hudson, John Legend, Jonathan McReynolds, Kane Brown, Lil Wayne, Megan Thee Stallion, Roddy Ricch, SiR, Summer Walker, Usher, Wayne Brady, and more.

NOMINEES: BET Network have already been announced with Drake leading the pack with six nominations, followed by Megan Thee Stallion and Roddy Ricch tied with five nominations each. Rounding out the top nominees with four nods each are Beyoncé, Nicki Minaj, Chris Brown, Lizzo and DaBaby. Check out the complete list of nominees here.

ABOUT BET NETWORKS: BET, a subsidiary of ViacomCBS Inc. (NASDAQ: VIACA, VIAC), is the nation’s leading provider of quality entertainment, music, news, and public affairs television programming for the African-American audience. The primary BET channel is in 90 million households and can be seen in the United States, Canada, the Caribbean, the United Kingdom, sub-Saharan Africa, and France. BET is the dominant African-American consumer brand with a diverse group of business extensions including BET.Com, a leading Internet destination for Black entertainment, music, culture, and news; BET HER, a 24-hour entertainment network targeting the African-American Woman; BET Music Networks – BET Jams, BET Soul and BET Gospel; BET Home Entertainment; BET Live, BET’s growing festival business; BET Mobile, which provides ringtones, games and video content for wireless devices; and BET International, which operates BET around the globe.

ABOUT BET AWARDS: The “BET Awards” is one of the most watched award shows on cable television according to the Nielsen Company. The “BET Awards” franchise remains as the #1 program in cable TV history among African-Americans, and it is BET’s #1 telecast every year. It recognizes the triumphs and successes of artists, entertainers, and athletes in a variety of categories.

BET AWARDS FUN FACTS: With an average 7 million viewers, the BET Awards remain the highest rated awards shows on cable television. The most nominated artist at the BET Awards is Beyoncé with 61 nominations (56 solo and 8 with Destiny’s Child). She also leads in wins with a total of 27. Chris Brown follows with 37 nominations and 14 wins.

Hip hop artists OutKast took home the first-ever BET award trophy during the first BET Awards ceremony on June 19, 2001. OutKast also won Video of the Year that night for “Ms Jackson”. Following the passing of Michael Jackson, the BET Awards scrambled to revamp the ceremony. Within three days of its airing on June 28, 2009 the ceremony became a tribute to the fallen star as routines were hurriedly changed to include Jackson’s greatest hits.

The only BET Ultimate Icon Award to date was awarded to Janet Jackson in 2015, which recognized her as a game changer in the fields of music, dance and video performances.

The BET Awards are a seminal event the biggest celebration of black culture, black accomplishment, black excellence, and black potential,” said Scott Mills, president of BET. “Our community, and the many millions who love black culture, look to the BET Awards for signature moments of enrichment, entertainment and empowerment. Recognizing the unique role the BET Awards plays for so many, and the challenging times we find ourselves in, we know it was more important than ever to deliver the BET Awards in 2020.

At BET, we place the health and safety of attendees, staff, vendors, and partners first, which is why the biggest night in black entertainment will go on implementing this innovative production direction,” added Connie Orlando, executive vice president of specials, music programming and music strategy at BET. “For the past 20 years, The BET Awards have paid homage to all things now and relevant. Despite the challenges of today, we will deliver a show filled with larger than life, inspiring, empowering and entertaining moments, which have shown the magic of our culture for over two decades.

Many other award shows have reacted to the COVID-19 pandemic by postponing their 2020 presentations. These include the Academy of Country Music Awards, which were postponed to Sept. 16, and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductions, postponed to Nov. 7. The BET Awards are among the first major award shows to stick with their original date, but modify the show to accommodate the current reality.

The BET Experience, the three-day event before the BET Awards, scheduled this year for June 25-27, was canceled. Refunds are available for all VIP packages sold to date. The BET Experience is set to return in 2021.

Celebrate Global Pride 2020 In Virtual Reality With Revry

[![OFFICIAL@/LIVESTREAM@]] Celebrate Global Pride 2020 In Virtual Reality With Revry

Revry, the first LGBTQ+ virtual cable network, has teamed up with Littlstar, the premier livestreaming platform on the PlayStation4, Playstation VR, and Android TV, to launch the first VR streaming channel for the queer community in time for this season of Pride.

The announcement comes as Revry continues a major distribution expansion across virtual cable and OTT both domestically and internationally. Revry’s new channel on the Littlstar platform ups the game by giving viewers an exclusive and unparalleled way to engage with content-in virtual reality.

“Littlstar is excited to partner with Revry to redefine how LGBTQ+ audiences view content. Viewers can now interact with each other remotely in virtual reality, or if there is no VR headset available they can live stream it directly to their TV via PlayStation4 which currently reaches over 100M homes,” said Tony Mugavero, CEO & Co-Founder of Littlstar.

As one of the official streaming partners for the June 27th and 28th Global Pride 2020, Revry will livestream for 24 hours event on the Revry Now channel (available on the Revry apps) as well as on the Littlstar platform-creating a first-of-its-kind VR Pride Festival experience!

Interpride, the organization producing the Global Pride 2020, is excited about what Revry is bringing to the global event. “We’re thrilled to have Revry as one of our official streaming partners,” says Julian Sanjivan, Co-President of Interpride. “Partnering with Revry gives Global Pride 2020 an opportunity to access audiences and community members who may not otherwise be able to participate in the programming, especially where our other platforms are not accessible or allowed. Revry’s new live VR Channel on the LittleStar app brings our event live on PlayStations across the globe and universally available to anyone with an internet connection.”

More than 500 Pride organizations around the world have submitted more than 1,000 pieces of content for Global Pride which will include messages from former US Vice-President Joe Biden, Speaker of the US House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar and artists Laverne Cox, Adam Lambert, Kesha and Todrick Hall amongst many more. (See full line up here)

“At a time when the world is hungry for real life interactions, we could not be happier to use our global network-with a reach of over 250 million-to create a virtual pride experience,” said Revry’s Chief Product Officer and Co-Founder LaShawn McGhee. “Community is so important to our mission at Revry; and now, through our partnership with Interpride and Littlstar, we can expand our world of queer movies, shows, music, news, podcasts, and orignals with this historical, first-of-its-kind live virtual reality Pride event!”

“On the heels of a landmark Supreme Court ruling in the US, and in the heart of Pride Month, Littlstar is proud to partner with Revry to stream Global Pride live for 24 hours in Virtual Reality,” said Tony Mugavero, CEO of Littlstar. “This moment and movement are more important now than ever, and we are thrilled to be adding our voice to the chorus of unity and celebration of the right to be yourself.”

Viewers with a Playstation VR will be able to watch THE STREAM in a custom virtual world, and viewers without VR headsets can view THE STREAM on billions of mobile devices at live.Littlstar.Com. The normal 2D livestream broadcast can also be viewed on the Revry Now channel on the Revry network available online (watch.Revry.Tv) and in all major app stores.

Andrew Moloney vs Joshua Franco Live Stream: Fight prediction, card, odds, start time, how to watch

Andrew Moloney vs Joshua Franco Live Stream: Fight prediction, card, odds, start time, how to watch

Top Rank is headlining a pair of cards this week with the Moloney brothers, identical twins from Australia who are rising as legitimate contenders in their respective divisions. Up first, on Tuesday (8 p.M. ET, ESPN), is Andrew Moloney, who will warfare Joshua Franco in the main occasion from Las Vegas’ MGM Grand in a incredible flyweight title combat.Mol

Moloney (21-0, 14 KO) holds the WBA “regular” extremely good flyweight championship, that’s a world championship in name best with Roman Gonzalez identified as the WBA “outstanding” champion. Moloney became promoted to his present day fame after prevailing an interim version of the belt through stopping Elton Dharry in November, Andrew Moloney vs Joshua Franco Live Stream.

That Dharry fight was a gut take a look at for Moloney — a lower back-and-forth warfare where Moloney was able to triumph over a hard fee inside the middle rounds. Dharry scored what need to were a knockdown in the fifth round of the combat, but the referee ignored Moloney’s knee touching the canvas. Moloney fired again after surviving a spherical wherein he regarded on the verge of being stopped at any moment. Eventually, Dharry had taken enough damage for Moloney to be provided the stoppage win, Andrew Moloney vs Joshua Franco Live Free Online.

In that fight, fans had been given reasons to both have faith in Moloney as a hard fighter who can live to tell the tale adversity and doubt him as an elite fighter after being driven to the limits by using a heavy underdog who got here into the fight as a relative unknown, Andrew Moloney vs Joshua Franco Live online Stream.

Franco (16-1-2, 8 KO) is excellent known for a interesting trilogy of fights with Oscar Negrete. Franco and Negrete battled to two break up draws with a Franco split-decision win inside the center giving him the edge within the trilogy. The two men threw nearly 6,000 blended punches across the three 10-spherical fights. Franco’s lone career loss got here in opposition to Lucas Leone in March 2018, losing by using TKO. Leone is a exceptional sufficient fighter and Franco’s work against Negrete showed him as a difficult out for anyone, even as he heads into the fight with Moloney as an underdog, How to look at Andrew Moloney vs Joshua Franco stay on-line.

Below is a observe the Top Rank card set for Tuesday night, with odds for the main occasion furnished via William Hill Sportsbook.

Moloney vs. Franco card, odds
Andrew Moloney (c) -625
Joshua Franco +450

WBA super flyweight title
Christopher Diaz n/a
Jason Sanchez n/a

Featherweight
Joseph Adorno n/a
Alexis del Bosque n/a

Lightweight
Miguel Contreras n/a
Rolando Vargas n/a

Super lightweight
Adam Stewart n/a
Helaman Olguin n/a
Heavyweight

Prediction
As mentioned, Franco is a tough fighter who has been through some tough battles. Moloney has also proven vulnerabilities, and his fashion can fall into suits of being slightly predictable. Moloney brings the bigger electricity to the ring, strength that could motive Franco to falter in his extent punching.

Franco is a live dog here, but Moloney has the huge odds with the aid of his call for a reason; he’s truly a higher-satisfactory fighter, and with an side in approach and electricity, it would take a relentless attack from Franco to steal rounds even as staying upright to get the win at the cards.

UFC Fight Night: Dustin Poirier vs Dan Hooker headlines June 27 card in Las Vegas

UFC Fight Night: Dustin Poirier vs Dan Hooker headlines June 27 card in Las Vegas

Poirier returns for the first time seeing that losing in his shot on the undisputed lightweight championship
With the potential to keep activities at the UFC APEX in Las Vegas after the Nevada State Athletic Commission accredited the return of combat sports, the UFC continues to put together fight cards for the summer time months. On Friday, the promotion announced the card for UFC on ESPN 12 on June 27, and it features a huge lightweight main occasion among Dustin Poirier and Dan Hooker. Poirier and Hooker have been originally scheduled to fight on May 16 in San Diego earlier than the coronavirus pandemic forced the occasion to be canceled.

Poirier could be making his first experience to the Octagon given that dropping in his bid to say the undisputed championship towards Khabib Nurmagomedov final September. Poirier received the meantime belt with a dominant win over then-featherweight champion Max Holloway in April 2019. The loss to Nurmagomedov snapped a five-combat triumphing streak for Poirier.

Hooker is on a three-fight triumphing streak that most recently saw him win a thrilling battle with Paul Felder by way of split decision in February. He has a 7-1 record because 2017, the lone loss coming in opposition to Edson Barboza. A win over Poirier might thrust him right into a crowded title picture inside the 155-pound division.

The full card for the event was announced by UFC president Dana White on Friday, and you can view the entire June 27 slate below.
Main card
Dustin Poirier vs. Dan Hooker
Mike Perry vs. Mickey Gall
Ian Heinisch vs. Brendan Allen
Gian Villante vs. Maurice Greene
Aspen Ladd vs. Sara McMann

Preliminary card
Jennifer Maia vs. Viviane Araujo
Luis Pena vs. Khama Worthy
Philipe Lins vs. Tanner Boser
Sean Woodson vs. Kyle Nelson

UFC on ESPN: Poirier vs Hooker Live UFC 251 Online HD Streaming on Reddit

UFC on ESPN: Poirier vs Hooker Live UFC 251 Online HD Streaming on Reddit

UFC on ESPN: Poirier vs. Hooker (also known as UFC on ESPN 12) is an upcoming blended martial arts event produced by the Ultimate Fighting Championship so one can take location on June 27, 2020 at the UFC APEX facility in Las Vegas, Nevada, United States.

Watch Usman vs Burns, More UFC 251 Title Bouts at Fight Island

The occasion become to begin with scheduled to take region on the Frank Erwin Center in Austin, Texas. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, UFC president Dana White announced on April nine that beginning with UFC 249, all destiny events were indefinitely postponed. The occasion could have marked the promotion’s fourth visit to Austin, following UFC Fight Night: Cowboy vs. Medeiros in February 2018. On May 21, the UFC announced the cancellation of the occasion in Austin.

A lightweight bout between former interim UFC Lightweight Champion Dustin Poirier and Dan Hooker has been slated to headline the occasion. The pairing became previously predicted to headline an event on May sixteen in San Diego, California. That event changed into effectively cancelled on April 20 after the California State Athletic Commission prolonged a moratorium on combat sports events via May 31 because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Watch Usman vs Burns, More UFC 251 Title Bouts at Fight Island

A women’s flyweight bout between Alexa Grasso and Ji Yeon Kim become to begin with scheduled for this event. However, the bout changed into rescheduled and could now take location at a destiny event on August 29.

Ian Heinisch turned into expected to stand Brendan Allen at the event. However, Heinisch pulled out of the matchup in mid-June citing damage and turned into replaced by way of promotional newcomer Kyle Daukaus.

A women’s flyweight bout between Viviane Araújo and Jennifer Maia become to start with scheduled for this occasion. However, in mid-June the bout become rescheduled after both contributors faced journey restrictions related to COVID-19 pandemic and could now take area on August 1, 2020 at UFC Fight Night: Holm vs. Aldana.

A women’s bantamweight among Aspen Ladd and Sara McMann become scheduled for the event. However, Ladd suffered a education damage, torn both her ACL and MCL, and changed into forced to withdraw from the occasion. It is unclear in the interim if a replacement could be sought by means of UFC officials.

Fight card
Main card (ESPN)
Lightweight Dustin Poirier vs. Dan Hooker
Welterweight Mike Perry vs. Mickey Gall
Heavyweight Gian Villante vs. Maurice Greene

Preliminary card (ESPN)
Lightweight Luis Peña vs. Khama Worthy
Heavyweight Philipe Lins vs. Tanner Boser
Catchweight (150 lb) Sean Woodson vs. Kyle Nelson

UFC News: Early Look at Usman vs Burns, More UFC 251 Title Bouts at Fight Island

UFC News: Early Look at Usman vs Burns, More UFC 251 Title Bouts at Fight Island

After weeks of anticipation, the undisclosed location of Fight Island has been found out along with a trio of title fights set to headline UFC 251 on July 11.

While the preliminary rumors of Fight Island conjured up images of a non-public island owned by way of the UFC with a beachside Octagon, the fact is the new place is on Yas Island in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Company president Dana White announced the place on Twitter.

Let’s test the introduced fight card for UFC 251.

UFC 251 combat card
Kamaru Usman (c) vs. Gilbert Burns — Welterweight name
Alexander Volkanovski (c) vs. Max Holloway — Featherweight name
Jose Aldo vs. Petr Yan — Vacant bantamweight name
Rose Namajunas vs. Jéssica Andrade — Women’s strawweights
Paige VanZant vs. Amanda Ribas — Women’s flyweights
Volkan Oezdemir vs. Jiří Procházka — Light heavyweights
Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos vs. Muslim Salikhov — Welterweights
Makwan Amirkhani vs. Dan Henry — Featherweights
Leonardo Santos vs. Roman Bogatov — Lightweights
Marcin Tybura vs. Alexander Romanov — Heavyweights
Zhalgas Zhumagulov vs. Raulian Paiva — Flyweights
Karol Rosa vs. Vanessa Melo — Women’s bantamweights
Martin Day vs. Davey Grant — Bantamweights

UFC 251 info
Date: July 11
Location: Yas Island — Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Start time: 10 p.M. ET (Main card)
How to watch: ESPN+ PPV

UFC 251 countdown
Brookhouse: What to realize about “Fight Island”

It’s a venue this is acquainted to the UFC. It remaining held an occasion on the island at UFC 242, but the new facility can be isolated from the rest of the population and extended to include schooling facilities, a motel and dining, consistent with Brett Okamoto of ESPN.

The new venue, with a view to allow the UFC to place on international events all through the coronavirus pandemic, is playing host to a large card in its return.

Okamoto mentioned that Gilbert Burns may be hard Kamaru Usman for the welterweight name, Alexander Volkanovski will guard his featherweight title in opposition to Max Holloway in a rematch and Petr Yan and Jose Aldo will compete for the vacant bantamweight name.

Three name fights is as exact as it gets on a pay-in step with-view card, and itspeaks to how devoted the enterprise is to getting Fight Island off to a sturdy begin.

Let’s take an early look at the championship fights and what to expect.
Gilbert Burns vs. Kamaru Usman
Burns is the beneficiary of accurate timing and failed negotiations with a number of the other top contenders inside the welterweight department.

Ariel Helwani of ESPN reported that both Jorge Masvidal and Leon Edwards were first of all goals for this bout:
For Masvidal, the issue appears to come right down to money. He has expressed frustration together with his UFC contract and the manner the corporation does business publicly. Edwards was no longer available because of the issue surrounding journey from the United Kingdom.

Just due to the fact Burns changed into the third choice doesn’t mean it’ll be an easy combat for the champion, though. The Brazilian continues to be a fairly unknown commodity however his overall performance towards Tyron Woodley on May 30 bore a robust resemblance to the only Usman positioned in in opposition to the previous champion to win the belt in March 2019.

In Burns’ fight towards Woodley, the South American became out to be the faster fighter and gained the placing exchanges. He changed into also the more potent grappler.

Both warring parties wound up with same 50-44. 50-44, 50-forty five scorecards in opposition to T-Wood, and each recorded takedowns towards the previous wrestler.

The odds are in all likelihood to make Usman a decent favorite. He’s a extra-established elite fighter. Not best did he end Woodley’s reign but he additionally close down Colby Covington’s hype train, and the belt still manner something.

However, Burns may be a stay dog here. He has yet to face the competition Usman has seen, however his second-biggest win was over what became left of Demian Maia in March. But if he looks anything like he did against Woodley two weeks ago, he’s going to deliver the combat in what may be a five-spherical classic.

Alexander Volkanovski vs. Max Holloway
For the second time in as many fights, Volkanovski and Holloway will serve as the co-principal event to an Usman name defense. The two fought in December 2019 on the equal card as the Nigerian’s win over Covington.

The combat showcased simply how appropriate Volkanovski is, but it felt like a story of fights.

Holloway, acknowledged for slow starts, turned into taken completely out of his game inside the establishing rounds. Volkanovski took a web page out of Jose Aldo’s playbook and blasted the Hawaiian with leg kicks. It served its purpose, as Blessed struggled to regulate and lost the early rounds convincingly.

As the combat progressed, the former champion lovers are used to seeing emerged. He become able to show the combat right into a brawl, and the championship rounds were close and competitive. That would give an explanation for the disparity in scores, as Volkanovski took a smooth sweep 50-45 in keeping with one card but most effective one 48-47 on two more.

In many rematches, the phrases of engagement are already set. We’re just looking the mediocre sequel of the same movie. This one appears to have legitimate questions that need to be answered, though. Will Volkanovski have the ability to hire the identical leg-kick-heavy strategy? Will the second one fight simply pick up in which the final one left off, or will Holloway get off to a sluggish begin again?

Both warring parties have a records of throwing a ton of volume and setting on some outstanding fights. This will compete with the predominant occasion for Fight of the Night.

Petr Yan vs. Jose Aldo
They can’t all be winners.

The major and co-main events appear like assured fireworks. This might become being a good fight, but it’s a ways from the best one the bantamweight department has to offer.

Just a week after watching Aljamain Sterling and Cody Garbrandt placed on stellar performances, there are lots of fantastic fights at the bantamweight horizons. This isn’t one of them, though.

Aldo is getting this identify shot as a lifetime achievement award and on account of being one of the maximum recognizable names inside the department. The Brazilian is one of the greatest featherweights of all time, but he is just 3-five in his closing 8 fights, starting along with his knockout loss to Conor McGregor.

He’s handiest fought as soon as at bantamweight too, and it become a less-than-convincing split-decision loss to Marlon Moraes. With respect to Moraes’ abilities, Yan has looked much extra promising than the former World Series of Fighting veteran.

Yan is 6-0 inside the UFC in opposition to escalating opposition. While Aldo is within the twilight of his profession, the 27-year-old is both in his prime or drawing near it with every combat. His simplest profession loss got here in 2016.

Maybe Aldo has one extra magical performance in him and we see the resurrection of a residing legend. But it seems much more likely we see a coronation of a future king with a variety of thrilling matchups in his future.

UFC 251 Kamaru Usman vs Gilbert Burns Fight card, rumors, date, Fight Island location

UFC 251 Kamaru Usman vs Gilbert Burns Fight card, rumors, date, Fight Island location

A trio of title fights headlines a massive pay-per-view from Yas Island in Abu Dhabi
Fight Island is a reality, and the UFC is bringing a large pay-per-view to Yas Island in Abu Dhabi with UFC 251 on July 11. The card is headlined by means of a trio of huge championship fights and lots of other large names are featured for the duration of the event.

In the principle event, welterweight champion Kamaru Usman takes on Gilbert Burns. Burns got the call after negotiations for Usman to battle Jorge Masvidal fell apart. Usman received the welterweight name by way of beating Tyron Woodley and successfully defended it with a fifth-spherical knockout of Colby Covington in a brutal warfare in December. Burns is riding a six-combat prevailing streak, consisting of returned-to-again Performance of the Night showings in wins over Demian Maia and Woodley.

In the co-fundamental event, Alexander Volkanovski will guard his featherweight name in opposition to Max Holloway. Holloway turned into on one among the maximum astounding runs in featherweight records whilst Volkanovski beat him at UFC 245 in December to win the title. Now, Holloway has the opportunity to win back the belt and retain to make his case the various division’s all-time greats.

In the other title fight at the card, Jose Aldo will battle Petr Yan for the vacant bantamweight title. Aldo, the finest featherweight in history, moved to bantamweight at UFC 245 and misplaced a mildly controversial split choice to Marlon Moraes. After the fight, UFC president Dana White said Aldo would fight Henry Cejudo for the championship, however the fight became ultimately derailed with the aid of the coronavirus pandemic. Cejudo has considering the fact that retired and vacated the belt, main Aldo to face pinnacle contender Yan. The Russian is on a nine-combat triumphing streak, which includes six inside the UFC Octagon.

Plus, a pair of important women’s fights spherical out the primary card. Top strawweight contenders Jessica Andrade and Rose Namajunas will ultimately meet for his or her rematch after being scheduled to combat at UFC 249 in April. Namajunas become compelled to withdraw when two circle of relatives participants died from COVID-19, in line with her manager. Kicking off the main card might be a women’s flyweight scrap between Paige VanZant and Amanda Ribas. It is reportedly VanZant’s final combat on her UFC contract.

Dana White announced the relaxation of the fight card on June 18, whole with 13 fights to fill out the prelims and early prelims.

Let’s take a look at the introduced combat card for UFC 251.

UFC 251 fight card
Kamaru Usman (c) vs. Gilbert Burns — Welterweight title
Alexander Volkanovski (c) vs. Max Holloway — Featherweight title
Jose Aldo vs. Petr Yan — Vacant bantamweight title
Rose Namajunas vs. Jéssica Andrade — Women’s strawweights
Paige VanZant vs. Amanda Ribas — Women’s flyweights
Volkan Oezdemir vs. Jiří Procházka — Light heavyweights
Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos vs. Muslim Salikhov — Welterweights
Makwan Amirkhani vs. Dan Henry — Featherweights
Leonardo Santos vs. Roman Bogatov — Lightweights
Marcin Tybura vs. Alexander Romanov — Heavyweights
Zhalgas Zhumagulov vs. Raulian Paiva — Flyweights
Karol Rosa vs. Vanessa Melo — Women’s bantamweights
Martin Day vs. Davey Grant — Bantamweights

UFC 251 info
Date: July 11
Location: Yas Island — Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Start time: 10 p.m. ET (Main card)
How to watch: ESPN+ PPV

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