It all goes down later tonight (Sat., Apr. 24, 2021) at UFC 261 live on ESPN+ PPV from inside VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, Fla., as reigning UFC welterweight champion Kamaru Usman meets fan favorite Jorge Masvidal in a main event rematch.
In addition to the welterweight headliner, UFC women’s strawweight champion Zhang Weili will defend her title against former division champion Rose Namajunas, UFC women’s flyweight champion Valentina Shevchenko will lock horns with former women’s strawweight champion Jessica Andrade, and former UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman will take his chances against top-level striker Uriah Hall. Not to mention the light heavyweight clash pitting former title challenger Anthony Smith against surging contender Jimmy Crute.
Take a look below at UFC 261’s complete fight card line up and start times:
Main Card (ESPN+ PPV)
10:00 p.m. ET / 7:00 p.m. PT
Kamaru Usman vs. Jorge Masvidal
Zhang Weili vs. Rose Namajunas
Valentina Shevchenko vs. Jessica Andrade
Uriah Hall vs. Chris Weidman
Anthony Smith vs. Jimmy Crute
‘Prelims’ Undercard (ESPN/ESPN+)
8:00 p.m. ET / 5:00 p.m. PT
Alex Oliveira vs. Randy Brown
Dwight Grant vs. Stefan Sekulic
Karl Roberson vs. Brendan Allen
Patrick Sabatini vs. Tristan Connelly
Early ‘Prelims’ Undercard (ESPN2/ESPN+)
6:00 p.m. ET / 3:00 p.m. PT
Danaa Batgerel vs. Kevin Natividad
Kazula Vargas vs. Rong Zhu
Qileng Aori vs. Jeffrey Molina
Na Liang vs. Ariane Carnelossi
- UFC 261: “Usman vs. Masvidal 2” PPV main card can be viewed via the ESPN+ streaming app.
- Subscriptions cost $5.99 per month. The UFC 261 PPV will cost $69.99 for current subscribers.
- UFC 261: “Usman vs. Masvidal 2” undercard “Prelims” can be viewed via ESPN+ as well.
- UFC 261: “Usman vs. Masvidal 2” undercard “Prelims” can be viewed via ESPN. Check your local providers or click for instant access to ESPN.
- UFC 261: “Usman vs. Masvidal 2” early “Prelims” can be viewed via ESPN2.
- UFC 261: “Usman vs. Masvidal 2” can also be streamed via Xbox One, Apple TV, Android TV, Samsung Smart TV, and ChromeCast.
- UFC 261: “Usman vs. Masvidal 2” PPV main card and undercard “Prelims” can be viewed via ESPN+ streaming app through Google Play and iTunes stores.
- Stay home, be safe. But if you really, really need to go out and watch UFC 261 there is a list of bars near you airing “Usman vs. Masvidal 2” right here.
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.