The Ultimate Championship (UFC) welcomes back live audience this weekend at UFC 261 which will be headlined by three title fights. In the main event of this tripleheader championship, an old score will be settled when UFC welterweight champion Kamaru Usman will fight ranked no. 4 contender Jorge Masvidal.
Followed by two more title fights that are expected to shake up the strawweight and flyweight divisions, as China’s Zhang Weili returns for the first time since her epic bout with Joanna Jedrzejczyk. She will be seen against former champion Rose Namajunas, and former strawweight champion Jessica Andrade goes for second UFC belt when she challenges dominant flyweight queen Valentina Shevchenko.
|Weight class||All Fights on SONY TEN 2 and SONY TEN 3 channels|
|Kamaru Usman||Vs.||Jorge Masvidal|
|Women’s Strawweight Bout
|Zhang Weili||Vs.||Rose Namajunas|
|Women’s Flyweight Bout||Valentina Shevchenko||Vs.||Jessica Andrade|
|Middleweight Bout||Uriah Hall||Vs.||Chris Weidman|
|Light Heavyweight Bout||Anthony Smith||Vs.||Jim Crute|
Welterweight Contenders – Usman Vs Masvidal
UFC Welterweight Champion Kamaru Usman’s 13-fight UFC win streak is the longest active streak in the UFC. It’s also the longest win streak in welterweight history, surpassing Georges St-Pierre’s record of 12 consecutive wins from 2007 to 2013. Usman has earned four title fight wins and is known for 3rd most fighter in welterweight history.
Usman has earned four title fight wins, tied for 3rd in welterweight history. He has successfully defended all 20 of his UFC opponents’ takedown attempts against him for the defense of 100%.
Also, he has never been taken down in the past and that is the reason why he never got surrendered to an opponent on the ground. He’s the only fighter in UFC history with 10 or more appearances and zero opponent ground control time.
Jorge Masvidal turned heads when he faced Ben Askren at UFC 239 in July of 2019. Masvidal wasted no time as he ran across the Octagon and landed a flying knee, knocking down Askren and supplying follow-up punches before the referee stopped the bout. It set a new UFC record for the fastest finish ever at five seconds.
Masvidal’s 5-second finish is also faster than any finish in the history of WEC, PRIDE, or Strikeforce. He has earned six knockouts as a UFC welterweight and known as the 5th most fighter in the modern UFC welterweight history.
Masvidal has proven to be a precise striker. He is connected with 49.7% of his significant strike attempts as a UFC welterweight, the 9th highest accuracy among active welterweights.
Masvidal’s malicious attack is explosive yet patient, and he has seen everything in the Octagon, including Usman. However, the champion is as dominant as any well-rounded force with tenacious wrestling and a gas tank that lasts well into the championship rounds.