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UFC 261 poster drops for championship tripleheader on April 24 in Jacksonville

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Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) will return to live, full arenas in the biggest way possible, courtesy of the UFC 261: “Usman vs. Masvidal 2” pay-per-view (PPV) event on Sat., April 24, 2021 inside VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, Florida.

As the title suggests, UFC 261 will be headlined by the 170-rematch between reigning welterweight champion Kamaru Usman and longtime contender Jorge Masvidal, who somehow convinced the promotion that a full camp will change the outcome of their first go-round.

Usman opened as the -350 favorite.

In the UFC 261 co-main event, also scheduled for five rounds of action, women’s flyweight champion Valentina Shevchenko makes her return to the Octagon for a Jessica Andrade title defense, shortly after women’s strawweight queenpin Zhang Weili goes head-to-head with ex-champ Rose Namajunas.

Shevchenko and Weili are both favored to retain.

To see the rest of the UFC 261 fight card and current PPV lineup click here. For UFC 261 ticket information click here.

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