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Latest UFC 261 fight card, PPV lineup for ‘Usman vs Masvidal 2’ on April 24 in Jacksonville

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After more than a year of operating behind closed doors, UFC will welcome fans back to the world of live MMA with the UFC 261 PPV card, featuring a championship tripleheader in “The Sunshine State.” Bring your mask!

UFC 251: Usman v Masvidal Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC

Event: UFC 261: “Usman vs. Masvidal 2”
Date: Sat., April 24, 2021
Location: VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, Florida
Broadcast: ESPN+ PPV, ESPN, ESPN2, ESPN+

UFC 261 PPV Main Event:

170 lbs.: UFC Welterweight Champion Kamaru Usman vs. Jorge Masvidal

UFC 261 PPV Main Card on ESPN+ (10 p.m. ET):

125 lbs.: UFC Flyweight Champion Valentina Shevchenko vs. Jessica Andrade
115 lbs.: UFC Strawweight Champion Zhang Weili vs. Rose Namajunas
185 lbs.: Chris Weidman vs. Uriah Hall
205 lbs.: Jimmy Crute vs. Anthony Smith

UFC 261 Prelims Card on ESPN/ESPN+ (8 p.m. ET):

170 lbs.: Randy Brown vs. Alex Oliveira
170 lbs.: Dwight Grant vs. Stefan Sekulic
185 lbs.: Brendan Allen vs. Karl Roberson
145 lbs.: Tristan Connelly vs. Pat Sabatini

UFC 261 Early Prelims Card on ESPN2/ESPN+ (6 p.m. ET):

135 lbs.: Danaa Batgerel vs. Kevin Natividad
155 lbs.: Kazula Vargas vs. Rong Zhu
125 lbs.: Qileng Aori vs. Jeffrey Molina
115 lbs.: Ariane Carnelossi vs. Na Liang

*Fight card, bout order and number of fights remain subject to change due to COVID-19.*


Remember that MMAmania.com will deliver LIVE round-by-round, blow-by-blow coverage of the entire UFC 261 fight card right here, starting with the early ESPN2/ESPN+ “Prelims” matches online, which are scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. ET, then the remaining undercard balance on ESPN/ESPN+ at 8 p.m. ET, before the PPV main card start time at 10 p.m. ET on ESPN+ PPV.

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