UFC 261 - Usman vs Masvidal II - 4/24/21
That's right! We got three title fights on the line tonight and the main card should be a good one. Jorge Masvidal is going up against Kamaru Usman for the second time and it will be interesting to see how the BMF can do with a full camp this time.
Valentina Shevchenko looks to defend her flyweight crown against Jessica Andrade. That promises to be a good one as well since Shevchenko has been so dominant against every fighter not named Amanda Nunes.
Rounding out the trifecta we have Chinese superstar Weili Zhang defending her belt against former champ, Rose Namajunas.
The preliminary card also looks like it's going to be a good one. Alex Oliveira takes on Randy Brown in the feature prelim slot which should deliver. The early prelim card leaves a bit to be desired but that's not unexpected with a card that has 3 title fights on it. Take a look at the lineup below!
On a personal note, I just got off vacation and have had no time to fully research this card for predictions. And since I'd never recommend a bet that I - A) wasn't placing as well and B) haven't researched thoroughly - I'm gonna pass on betting tonight's card. I do think that all three champions retain their belts but so does Vegas (all 3 champs are favorites and 2 of them are monster favorites). So, enjoy the card and we'll be back next week with full breakdowns, predictions, and betting advice!
Kamaru Usman vs. Jorge Masvidal
Zhang Weili vs. Rose Namajunas
Valentina Shevchenko vs. Jéssica Andrade
Uriah Hall vs. Chris Weidman
Anthony Smith vs. Jimmy Crute
Alex Oliveira vs. Randy Brown
Dwight Grant vs. Stefan Sekulić
Karl Roberson vs. Brendan Allen
Patrick Sabatini vs. Tristan Connelly
Early Preliminary Card
Danaa Batgerel vs. Kevin Natividad
Kazula Vargas vs. Rong Zhu
Qileng Aori vs. Jeffrey Molina
Na Liang vs. Ariane Carnelossi