UFC 261: Usman Vs. Masvidal 2 Post-Fight Press Conference Video Live Stream
UFC 261 fight card, odds: Things to know about each bout on the main card from Jacksonville
Get all the info you need from every fight on the main card on Saturday night
Over the past year, the UFC has held events in two locations, the UFC Apex in Las Vegas and Fight Island in Abu Dhabi. Neither of those locations allowed crowds because of COVID-19 concerns. On Saturday, the UFC is in Jacksonville, Florida for UFC 261. The fight card, which features three title fights, will have a full crowd inside VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, Florida.
In the main event, UFC welterweight champion Kamaru Usman faces Jorge Masvidal in a rematch. The two faced off at UFC 251. Usman won that fight by unanimous decision.
In the co-main event, UFC strawweight champ, Weili Zhang puts her belt on the line against former champion Rose Namajunas.
Before those two championship matchups take place, UFC women’s flyweight queen, Valentina Shevchenko faces ex-strawweight champion Jessica Andrade.
Championship fighting is back in front of a live audience this weekend in Jacksonville, Florida. UFC, which was the first sport's organization to return to action during the height of the pandemic in 2020, is back this week on PPV for UFC 261 with a trio of title fights set to take place in front of 15,000 fans. It's the first indoor sporting event to feature a completely full house since March 2020 and the event sold out in minutes once tickets went on sale.
Kamaru Usman is on one of the most dominant runs in recent memory for the welterweight division. He's beaten everyone put in front of him by UFC brass, and his current run of wins over Tyron Woodley, Colby Covington, Jorge Masvidal and Gilbert Burns stands out as especially impressive. A second win over "Gamebred" on Saturday could be the icing on the cake for a fighter who seems destined to go down as one of the pound-for-pound best the sport has seen.
Masvidal, meanwhile, is trying to rebound after seeing his star skyrocket to new heights in 2019. He earned Fighter of the Year honors after a trio of destructions that included knockouts of Darren Till, Ben Askren and Nate Diaz. He stepped up on short notice to face Usman last year and hopes his second chance won't be for naught at 36 years old.
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