UFC 261: Usman vs. Masvidal 2
After weeks of waiting, the time has come. Here comes UFC 261 , one of the main UFC events of the year that brings three excellent belt contests for MMA fans.
In the main event of the night, a long-awaited rematch of one of the main fights of the year 2020. Middleweight champion Kamaru Usman returns to the octagon to meet rival Jorge Masvidal , who now has time to prepare, promises to try to shock the world to become the new champion of the division.
In the event's co-main event, one of the most anticipated duels in the history of the straw category has become a reality. Champion Weili Zhang returns to the octagon to face former champion Rose Namajunas , who will have another chance to win the belt again.
The last belt dispute of the night takes place in the female category of the flies. Showing signs of being invincible against the latest opponents, champion Valentina Shevchenko arrives for yet another belt defense to face one of the most intriguing duels of her reign. This is Jéssica Andrade , a former straw champion who tries a new phase in the top category and arrives with the mission of winning the second belt in a different category.
Finally, the return of the former middleweight champion who may end his stint at UFC. Coming from bad results since the end of his reign in the 84kg division, Chris Weidman arrives to maintain his stay in the largest organization in the world against Uriah Hall , who wants to prove a point about his real ability.
UFC 261 will take place this Saturday (24th) at the VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, Florida (USA). The preliminary card is scheduled to start at 12 :00 pm, while the main card is expected to start around 3:00 am (Sunday) in UK time.