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UFC 261 live blog: Kamaru Usman vs. Jorge Masvidal 2 – MMA Root

With this UFC 261 live blog Kamaru Usman, Jorge Masvidal 2 is the headweight of Saturday’s fight card at the VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, Fla.

Welterweight champion Usman faced Masvidal at Fight Island at UFC 251 nine months ago. Masvidal was a short-term substitute for Gilbert Burns, who was positive for COVID-19 and had to withdraw from the match. Usman won an unstable decision using his wrestling to neutralize Masvidal’s kick, and then went on to stop Burns in his last appearance at UFC 258. Masvidal’s rematch with Usman marks his first appearance in the octagon since his title, which caused a career-defining failure. Three fight wins streak featuring knockout wins against Darren Till, Ben Askren, and Nate Diaz.

While Usman aims to secure the fourth defense of the welterweight title, Masvidal has been firing for his first major title since he started his career in 2003.

Check out the UFC 260 live blog below.

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