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Jorge Masvidal will again try to dethrone welterweight champion Kamaru Usman tonight, as the rivals clash in the main event of UFC 261 in front of 15,000 fans inside a full-capacity Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, Florida.

Masvidal (35-14) stepped in on six days’ notice last July to challenge Usman (18-1) on ‘Fight Island’ in Abu Dhabi after the ‘Nigerian Nightmare’s original opponent, Gilbert Burns, tested positive for coronavirus. After a bright start, Masvidal quickly faded and was easily outpointed by Usman on all three judges’ scorecards, the champion’s wrestling ensuring a straightforward victory. ‘Gamebred’ has since insisted that a full training camp would be enough for him to defeat Usman, who is on a 17-fight win streak, and tonight he has his chance to prove it in his home state.

The returning fans will also witness two other title fights, as Weili Zhang defends her strawweight title against former champion Rose Namajunas in the co-main event, while Jessica Andrade – another former strawweight titleholder – challenges flyweight queen Valentina Shevchenko. Both clashes have the potential to overshadow the main event, on what could be another defining night in women’s MMA. Follow live updates from the UFC 261 prelims and main card below.

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Alex Pattle25 April 2021 05:31
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UFC 261: Main event – Usman (C) def. Masvidal II

Masvidal turned Ben Askren into a meme in 2019.

You can’t help but feel Masvidal will be on the wrong end of a few of those in the morning…

Alex Pattle25 April 2021 05:29
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UFC 261: Main event – Usman (C) def. Masvidal II

The first time Masvidal has been knocked out. And in front of his home crowd.

Alex Pattle25 April 2021 05:24
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UFC 261: Main event – Usman (C) def. Masvidal II

The right hand that ended it was a punch that heavyweight champion Francis Ngannou – cornering Usman tonight – would have been proud of.

Alex Pattle25 April 2021 05:23
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Alex Pattle25 April 2021 05:21
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UFC 261: Main event – Usman (C) def. Masvidal II

Alex Pattle25 April 2021 05:19
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UFC 261: Main event – Usman (C) def. Masvidal II

A straight right absolutely nailed Masvidal. He was out cold before he hit the mat.

Hammer fists to follow up and it was beyond over.

Alex Pattle25 April 2021 05:19
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UFC 261: Main event – Usman (C) def. Masvidal II

Masvidal congratulates Usman.

Alex Pattle25 April 2021 05:18
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UFC 261: Main event – Usman (C) def. Masvidal II

Round 2: Inside leg kick by Masvidal. And another. He looks wary of closing range for fear of being taken down.

AND IT’S ALL OVER! USMAN KNOCKS MASVIDAL OUT COLD!

Alex Pattle25 April 2021 05:17
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UFC 261: Main event – Usman (C) vs Masvidal II

He looks leggy, though, and is staggered by a right hand from Usman.

The champ must be careful, however; he’s winging punches at Masvidal right now.

The challenger lands some nice strikes as the round comes to an end.

The pair exchange words after the buzzer.

10-9 to Usman.

Alex Pattle25 April 2021 05:14