Kamaru Usman vs. Jorge Masvidal – Preview & Matchup Analysis

Kamaru Usman vs. Jorge Masvidal – Preview & Matchup Analysis

UFC 261: Usman vs. Masvidal 2 is scheduled to take place on Saturday, April 24, 2021, in Jacksonville, Florida, USA. In one of the matchups on the fight card, Kamaru “The Nigerian Nightmare” Usman will take on Jorge “Gamebred” Masvidal in the UFC Welterweight Title Bout. You can view the full UFC 261 card.

In this post, we will break down Kamaru Usman vs. Jorge Masvidal matchup. Let’s take look at the fighter’s ages, their height, records, reach, fight stats and more below ⤵

The 33-year-old, Kamaru Usman is coming in with a 18-1-0 record. Usman will be fighting for the first time since a win via KO/TKO against Gilbert Burns at UFC 258: Usman vs. Burns in February.

Masvidal, meanwhile, is coming off a unanimous decision loss against Kamaru Usman on February 13, 2021 at UFC 251: Usman vs. Masvidal and holds a 35-14-0 record.

Kamaru Usmanvs.Jorge Masvidal
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Age
36
6′ 0″
Height
5′ 11″
170 lbs.
Weight
170 lbs.
76″
Reach
74″
18-1-0
Record
35-14-0
Switch
Stance
Orthodox

Kamaru Usman has an switch fighting stance with a 76″ reach. The 36-year-old, Jorge Masvidal is an orthodox fighter with a 74″ reach. An orthodox fighter stands with their left side forward and jabs with their left hand, the southpaw fighter is the opposite, southpaw stands with their right side forward and jabs with their right hand. In most cases, orthodox fighters are right-handed, if you are left-handed, then you fight southpaw.

Kamaru Usman:
→ Usman’s striking accuracy is 54%.
→ Usman lands 4.66 significant strikes per minute.
→ Usman’s takedown accuracy is 47%.
→ Usman’s takedown average is 3.22 per 15 minutes.
→ Usman’s takedown defense is 100%.

Usman comes in with 54% striking accuracy, typically landing about 4.66 significant strikes every minute. On the other side, Masvidal fires at 47% accuracy, landing about 4.20 significant strikes per minute. Kamaru Usman also has a 47% takedown accuracy and on average gets around 3.22 takedowns every 15 minutes, compared to Masvidal’s 1.57 takedowns and 77% takedown accuracy.

Jorge Masvidal:
→ Masvidal’s striking accuracy is 47%.
→ Masvidal lands 4.20 significant strikes per minute.
→ Masvidal’s takedown accuracy is 59%.
→ Masvidal’s takedown average is 1.57 per 15 minutes.
→ Masvidal’s takedown defense is 77%.

Jorge spent on average 13:22 minutes in the Octagon and Kamaru has an average fight time of 16:50 minutes.

This looks like an exciting matchup, at least on paper. UFC 261 is live in , who do you think will win, Kamaru or Jorge? Sound off in the comments.

Event Name
UFC 261: Usman vs. Masvidal 2
Date
April 24, 2021
Location
Jacksonville, Florida, USA
Matchup
Kamaru Usman vs. Jorge Masvidal

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