Kamaru Usman vs. Jorge Masvidal – Preview & Matchup Analysis

Kamaru Usman vs. Jorge Masvidal fight preview

UFC 251: Usman vs. Masvidal is scheduled to take place on Saturday, July 11, 2020, in Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. 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 251 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 16-1-0 record. Usman will be fighting for the first time since a win via KO/TKO against Colby Covington at UFC 245: Usman vs. Covington in December.

Masvidal, meanwhile, is coming off a KO/TKO win against Nate Diaz on December 14, 2019 at UFC 244: Masvidal vs. Diaz and holds a 35-13-0 record.

Kamaru Usman vs. Jorge Masvidal
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Age
35
6′ 0″
Height
5′ 11″
170 lbs.
Weight
170 lbs.
76″
Reach
74″
16-1-0
Record
35-13-0
Switch
Stance
Orthodox

Kamaru Usman has an switch fighting stance with a 76″ reach. The 35-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.

Usman comes in with 52% striking accuracy, he typically lands about 4.60 significant strikes every minute. His opponent, Masvidal fires at 47% accuracy, landing about 4.33 significant strikes per minute. Kamaru Usman also has a 50% takedown accuracy and on average gets around 3.44 takedowns every 15 minutes, compared to Masvidal’s 1.70 takedowns and 78% takedown accuracy.

Jorge spent on average 12:53 minutes in the Octagon and Kamaru has an average fight time of 16:40 minutes.

This looks like an entertaining matchup, at least on paper. UFC 251 is live in , who do you think will win, Kamaru or Jorge? Sound off in the comments.

Event Name
UFC 251: Usman vs. Masvidal
Date
July 11, 2020
Location
Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Matchup
Kamaru Usman vs. Jorge Masvidal

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