Kamaru Usman Knocksout Jorge Masvidal in UFC 261

Kamaru Usman Knocksout, the most decorated Welterweight champion since Georges St-Pierre, is out to silence former training partner-turned-rival Jorge Masvidal once and for all in the pay-per-view (PPV) main event of UFC 261, which airs live from VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, Fla., in front of a sold-out crowd.

Usman most recently defeated another former teammate, Gilbert Burns, in a technical knockout earlier this year. In their first fight in July 2020, he blanked Masvidal on the judges scorecards, despite the fact that it was scheduled on short notice and took place half a world away on “Fight Island.” However, the conditions for both fighters were far from ideal, with


Main Card
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Welterweight Kamaru Usman (c) def. Jorge Masvidal KO (punches) 2 1:02 [a]
Women’s Strawweight Rose Namajunas def. Zhang Weili (c) KO (head kick) 1 1:18 [b]
Women’s Flyweight Valentina Shevchenko (c) def. Jéssica Andrade TKO (elbows) 2 3:19 [c]
Middleweight Uriah Hall def. Chris Weidman TKO (leg injury) 1 0:17
Light Heavyweight Anthony Smith def. Jimmy Crute TKO (doctor stoppage) 1 5:00 [d]
Preliminary Card (ESPN / ESPN+)
Welterweight Randy Brown def. Alex Oliveira Submission (rear-naked choke) 1 2:50
Welterweight Dwight Grant def. Stefan Sekulić Decision (split) (28-29, 29-28, 29-28) 3 5:00
Middleweight Brendan Allen def. Karl Roberson Submission (ankle lock) 1 4:55
Featherweight Patrick Sabatini def. Tristan Connelly Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 29–28, 29–28) 3 5:00
Early Preliminary Card (ESPN2 / ESPN+)
Bantamweight Danaa Batgerel def. Kevin Natividad TKO (punches) 1 0:50
Lightweight Rodrigo Vargas def. Rong Zhu Decision (unanimous) (29-28, 29–28, 29–28) 3 5:00
Flyweight Jeff Molina def. Qileng Aori Decision (unanimous) (30-27, 29–28, 30–27) 3 5:00
Women’s Strawweight Ariane Carnelossi def. Na Liang TKO (punches) 2 1:28

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