One of the most anticipated fights of the year will take place tonight (Saturday, April 24, 2021) at UFC 261 live on ESPN + PPV from inside VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, Florida, as Kamaru Usman says. The UFC welterweight title is on the line in a main event rematch against Jorge Masvidal.
This is a massive rematch as the two welterweights collided at UFC 251 in July 2020. Usman ended up defeating Masvidal by unanimous decision in the “Fight Island” takedown, but “Gamebred” only had six days to prepare for the title. on short notice. struggle. This time, Masvidal has had a full camp and will give Usman everything he can handle tonight in Jacksonville.
For Usman, this is his chance to win his first rematch in UFC competition. The reigning welterweight king is already in the discussion about the greatest 170-pound fighter of all time, but Usman can really break away from the group if he can fight his way through the division’s top contenders for the second time.
It’s going to be one of the most talked about main events of the year, but when will Usman and Masvidal really take their respective walks to the Octagon tonight at UFC 261?
With four other fights on the main pay-per-view card starting at 10:00 p.m. ET, Usman vs. Masvidal 2 starts around 12:15 am ET (Sunday). The main card will also feature a women’s strawweight title fight between Zhang Weili and Rose Namajunes, as well as a women’s flyweight title fight between Valentina Shevchenko and Jessica Andrade. If any of those five-round bouts go the distance, the main event rematch between “Nigerian Nightmare” and “Gamebred” could be delayed.
If things are late (or early), Mania will make sure to provide an updated start time for the Usman vs. Masvidal 2 tonight. You don’t want to miss it!
MMAmania.com will offer LIVE coverage round by round, blow by blow of the entire UFC 261 undercard right HERE, starting with the first ESPN2 /ESPN + Online “preliminary” matches, which are scheduled to begin at 6 pm ET, then the remaining balance of the card on ESPN /ESPN + at 8 p.m. ET, before the main PPV card start time at 10 p.m. ET on ESPN + PPV.