UFC 251 brings a stacked card of fights to Yas Island, Abu Dhabi for the promotion’s inaugural “Fight Island” event, on Saturday, July 11, with an octagon legend set to take on a rising star in a battle for the vacant UFC bantamweight title.

Following Henry Cejudo’s retirement the UFC’s 135-pound title is now up for grabs, with former long-reigning WEC and UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo and former ACB bantamweight champion Petr Yan set to face off for the vacant strap.

It’s a matchup that offers a fascinating clash of generations, as surging contender Yan attempts to capture his first UFC title against one of the most dominant former champions in UFC history.

Ahead of the fight, UFC analyst Dan “The Outlaw” Hardy invites us into his “War Room” as he takes a deep dive into the bantamweight title matchup and offers his technical pointers ahead of the fight. Check out his pre-fight assessment via the video above.

UFC 251 takes place Saturday, July 11 (Sunday, July 12 local time) at Yas Island in Abu Dhabi. The main card airs on pay-per-view following prelims on ESPN and ESPN+.

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