Kamaru Usman returned to the UFC Octagon saturday night for UFC 261 to face Jorge Masvidal. The event took place on Saturday, April 24, 2021, at the VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, Florida, USA. Usman vs. Masvidal 2 featured 13 bouts, some were more surprising to watch than others.
UFC 261 was headlined by a battle between Kamaru Usman and Jorge Masvidal, with Rose Namajunas vs. Weili Zhang serving as the night’s co-main event. Elsewhere on the card, Brendan Allen went to war against Karl Roberson. Let’s find out who won at the UFC 261. View the full results for ‘Usman vs. Masvidal 2’-led fight card below.
UFC 261: Usman vs. Masvidal 2
|April 24, 2021|
VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena
|Jacksonville, Florida, USA|
|Kamaru Usman vs. Jorge Masvidal|
|Rose Namajunas vs. Weili Zhang|
UFC 261 was live 24 days ago and was the 559th event in UFC history, including pay-per-views, UFC Fight Nights, and The Ultimate Fighter season finales.
Who won at UFC 261
Below is the 13-fight order and UFC 261 results. Here are the real winners and losers from Saturday‘s event:
- Kamaru Usman defeated Jorge Masvidal via KO (Punch) (Round 2 / 1:02)
- Rose Namajunas defeated Weili Zhang by KO (Head Kick) (Round 1 / 1:18)
- Valentina Shevchenko defeated Jessica Andrade via TKO (Elbows) (Round 2 / 3:19)
- Uriah Hall defeated Chris Weidman by TKO (Leg Injury) (Round 1 / 0:17)
- Anthony Smith defeated Jimmy Crute by TKO (Doctor Stoppage) (Round 1 / 5:00)
- Randy Brown defeated Alex Oliveira by Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) (Round 1 / 2:50)
- Dwight Grant defeated Stefan Sekulic by Decision (Split) (Round 3 / 5:00)
- Brendan Allen defeated Karl Roberson by Submission (Ankle Lock) (Round 1 / 4:55)
- Pat Sabatini defeated Tristan Connelly by Decision (Unanimous) (Round 3 / 5:00)
- Danaa Batgerel defeated Kevin Natividad by TKO (Punches) (Round 1 / 0:50)
- Rodrigo Vargas defeated Zhu Rong by Decision (Unanimous) (Round 3 / 5:00)
- Jeff Molina defeated Qileng Aori by Decision (Unanimous) (Round 3 / 5:00)
- Ariane Carnelossi defeated Na Liang by TKO (Punches) (Round 2 / 1:28)
UFC 261 Results
The results are listed in ascending order, starting from the first fight ending with the night’s main event. Be sure to check out UFC 261 payouts and bonuses.
Ariane Carnelossi vs. Na Liang
The UFC 261 kicked off with Ariane Carnelossi taking on Na Liang. Ariane Carnelossi defeated Na Liang in Round 2 at 1:28 by TKO (Punches).
Jeff Molina vs. Qileng Aori
The second fight at UFC 261 was Qileng Aori vs. Jeff Molina. Jeff Molina won in Round 3 at 5:00 by Decision (Unanimous).
Rodrigo Vargas vs. Zhu Rong
The following fight was between Zhu Rong and Rodrigo Vargas. Rodrigo Vargas beat Zhu Rong by Decision (Unanimous) in Round 3 at 5:00.
Danaa Batgerel vs. Kevin Natividad
In the fourth bout, Danaa Batgerel defeated Kevin Natividad by TKO (Punches) at 0:50 of Round 1.
Pat Sabatini vs. Tristan Connelly
The fifth bout ended at 5:00 of Round 3 with Pat Sabatini defeating Tristan Connelly by Decision (Unanimous).
Brendan Allen vs. Karl Roberson
In sixth fight of the night, Karl Roberson lost to Brendan Allen at 4:55 of Round 1.
Dwight Grant vs. Stefan Sekulic
Dwight Grant got the better of Stefan Sekulic and won by Decision (Split) in Round 3 at 5:00.
Randy Brown vs. Alex Oliveira
The eight bout was between Alex Oliveira and Randy Brown. Randy Brown beat Alex Oliveira by Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) at 2:50 of Round 1.
Anthony Smith vs. Jimmy Crute
The ninth fight at UFC 261 was Jimmy Crute vs. Anthony Smith. Anthony Smith won in Round 1 at 5:00 by TKO (Doctor Stoppage).
Uriah Hall vs. Chris Weidman
In the tenth bout, Uriah Hall battled Chris Weidman and took the win by TKO (Leg Injury) in Round 1 at 0:17.
Valentina Shevchenko vs. Jessica Andrade
Right before the co-main event, Valentina Shevchenko prevailed over Jessica Andrade. Valentina Shevchenko won by TKO (Elbows) at 3:19 of Round 2.
Rose Namajunas vs. Weili Zhang
In the co-main event Rose Namajunas defeated Weili Zhang via KO (Head Kick) at 1:18 of Round 1; Keith Peterson was the third man in the cage.
Kamaru Usman vs. Jorge Masvidal
In the main event, referee Herb Dean called an end to the bout at 1:02 of Round 2. Kamaru Usman defeated Jorge Masvidal by KO (Punch).
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