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Sport UFC 261: Jorge Masvidal is the fighter to watch

03:20  20 april  2021
03:20  20 april  2021 Source:   msn.com

Jorge Masvidal: Smooth weight cut will be 'main determining factor' in winning Kamaru Usman rematch

  Jorge Masvidal: Smooth weight cut will be 'main determining factor' in winning Kamaru Usman rematch appears to be firing on all cylinders ahead of his rematch with at UFC 261. Masvidal (35-14 MMA, 12-7 UFC) is set to challenge Usman (18-1 MMA, 13-0 UFC) for the UFC welterweight title for a second time this month in the main event rematch on April 24, which…Masvidal (35-14 MMA, 12-7 UFC) is set to challenge Usman (18-1 MMA, 13-0 UFC) for the UFC welterweight title for a second time this month in the main event rematch on April 24, which takes place at Vystar Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, Fla. The main card airs on pay-per-view following prelims on ESPN and ESPN+.

Jorge Masvidal is the fighter to watch at UFC 261 .

a close up of Jorge Masvidal © Provided by Fansided

UFC 261 features three title fights including the rematch between Jorge Masvidal and Kamaru Usman for the welterweight title. The co-main event headlines Rose Namajunas and Zhang Weili for the strawweight title and the last title fight is between Valentina Shevchenko and Jéssica Andrade for the flyweight title. It will be in front of a sold-out crowd with 15,000 fans in attendance at Jacksonville, FL. The fighter to watch is who the pay-per-view card is surrounded by and that's Jorge "Gamebred" Masvidal.

Jorge Masvidal is coming off a defeat versus Kamaru Usman at UFC 251 after taking the fight on six days' notice. Masvidal looked sharp coming out of the gates in the first round but as the fight progressed, his conditioning played a big factor.

Kamaru Usman wants to remain an active champion, hopes to fight two more times in 2021

  Kamaru Usman wants to remain an active champion, hopes to fight two more times in 2021 UFC welterweight champion is not looking to slow down. Usman (18-1 MMA, 13-0 UFC), who will be making a quick turnaround to rematch (35-14 MMA, 14-8 UFC) in the main event of UFC 261 on April 24, recently defended his title when he stopped Gilbert Burns in the…Usman (18-1 MMA, 13-0 UFC), who will be making a quick turnaround to rematch Jorge Masvidal (35-14 MMA, 14-8 UFC) in the main event of UFC 261 on April 24, recently defended his title when he stopped Gilbert Burns in the second round at UFC 258 in February.

Before replacing Gilbert Burns on the UFC 251 card, Masvidal was on a tear. He had won three fights in a row and all of them in a violent fashion. He defeated Darren Till with a nasty knockout at UFC Fight Night in London. Masvidal then went to UFC 239 and recorded the fastest KO in UFC history beating Ben Askren and then to cap off the 2019 year, he fought Nate Diaz for the BMF title and dominated Diaz for three rounds before the doctor stopped the fight.

Jorge Masvidal will face Kamaru Usman on a full fight camp this time

Now that Masvidal will have a full camp to prepare himself, this rematch will look very different from the first fight. His conditioning will be much improved in this fight and will play a big part. Masvidal is known for having great conditioning in his fights as he throws a high volume of strikes. Another factor that will play huge for Masvidal is he will have his head coach Mike Brown in his corner. Brown was not in his corner the first fight because he was tested positive for COVID-19.

As Jorge Masvidal returns to the octagon, all eyes will be on him to see if he can dethrone Kamaru Usman and become the new welterweight champion of the world.

UFC 261 takes place on Saturday, April 24, 2021, live from the VyStar Arena in Jacksonville, FL. Follow along with FanSided for all your live news and highlights.

Jorge Masvidal says Kamaru Usman knockout was beautiful technique: 'I read the information wrong' .
After suffering a devastating knockout loss at UFC 261, says he was impressed by the shot that ended his night. Not necessarily known as a striker, UFC welterweight champion landed a massive right hand that left Masvidal unconscious befor e he even hit the floor in the second round of their pay-per-view headliner. Masvidal (35-14 MMA, 12-7 UFC) says Usman (19-1 MMA, 14-0 UFC) set up the blow with absolute perfection, and he thought he needed to be defending a takedown rather than a massive right hand. “I look at it, and I’m like ‘Wow, perfect timing,'” Masvidal said on the latest edition of “Ariel Helwani’s MMA Show.

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