UFC and its president Dana White is made of rare metal, plans the next Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) pay-per-view (PPV) on the UFC schedule will be with fans and results are clear, it makes new VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena record, 15,000 tickets have been sold out in just minutes past Friday, on April 24.
When is UFC 261 taking place?
UFC 261: Usman vs Masvidal 2 event set to take place on Sat., April 24, 2021, at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, Florida. For the first time in a full year, this event will be shown in front of live in fans attendance.
UFC 261 is officially expected to schedule for three title bout. The current UFC Welterweight champion Kamaru Usman will take Jorge Masvidal in the main event for UFC 261 along with current flyweight champion Valentina Shevchenko will defend her title against former champion Jessica Andrade and Zhang Weili will defend her Strawweight Championship title against former champion Rose Namajunas on Saturday, April 24, 2021, at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, Florida.
What time does UFC 261 start?
Date: Saturday, April 24
Early prelims: 6:30 p.m. ET
Prelims: 8 p.m. ET
Main card: 10 p.m. ET
The UFC 261: Usman vs Masvidal 2 fight can be seen starting at 10:00 p.m. ET on April 24 at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, Florida online through live stream in the link below.
|Event||UFC 261: Usman vs Masvidal 2|
|Time||10 PM ET|
|Venue||VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, Florida|
|Watch on||Bypass ESPN+|
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Kamaru Usman record and bio
Nicknames: The Nigerian Nightmare
Nationality: Nigerian American
Record: 19-1 | Age: 33
Wins: 8 KO/TKO, 1 SUB, 9 DEC | Losses: 0 KO/TKO, 1 SUB, 0 DEC
Height: 6’0“ | Reach: 76” | Style: Wrestling
Current Ranking: No. 1 (C) | Last fight: Technical knockout win over Gilbert Burns
Jorge Masvidal record and bio
Record: 35-14 | Age: 36
Wins: 16 KO/TKO, 2 SUB, 17 DEC | Losses: 1 KO/TKO, 2 SUB, 11 DEC
Height: 5’11“ | Reach: 74” | Stance: Orthodox
Current Ranking: No. 17 | Last fight: Unanimous decision loss to Kamaru Usman
Who is on the card at UFC 261?
Main card at 10 p.m. ET on ESPN+ / BT Sport Box Office
|Welterweight||Kamaru Usman (c)||Jorge Masvidal|
|Women’s Strawweight||Zhang Weili (c)||Rose Namajunas|
|Women’s Flyweight||Valentina Shevchenko (c)||Jessica Andrade|
|Middleweight||Chris Weidman||Uriah Hall|
|Light Heavyweight||Anthony Smith||Jimmy Crute|
Preliminary card at 8 p.m. ET on ESPN+ / BT Sport Box Office
|Welterweight||Alex Oliveira||Randy Brown|
|Middleweight||Karl Roberson||Brendan Allen|
|Bantamweight||Danaa Batgerel||Kevin Natividad|
|Flyweight||Qileng Aori||Jeffrey Molina|
|Bantamweight||Jamey Simmons||Johnny Munoz|
|Lightweight||Rodrigo Vargas||Zhu Rong|
|Welterweight||Dwight Grant||Stefan Sekulic|
|Women’s Strawweight||Liang Na||Ariane Carnelossi|
Early preliminary at 6:30 p.m. ET on ESPN+ / UFC Fight Pass