We are just hours away from UFC 261 later tonight (Sat., Apr. 24, 2021) live on ESPN+ PPV from inside VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, Fla., and the promotion has dropped the final episode of “Embedded.”
The main event of the evening will feature a rematch between UFC welterweight champion Kamaru Usman and Jorge Masvidal. The two locked horns last year but “Gamebred” only had a week to prepare for the fight. He’ll have more time for the rematch and will try to prove he’s the best welterweight on the planet. Usman will be searching for his fourth-straight title defense.
UFC 261 will also showcase two others title fights. The first being a co-main event clash pitting dominant women’s strawweight champion Zhang Weili against fan favorite “Thug” Rose Namajunas. The second will be a women’s flyweight title fight between reigning champion Valentina Shevchenko and perennial contender Jessica Andrade.
In advance to the action and the promotion welcoming back a full crowd of fans, the final episode of UFC 261 “Embedded” has been released. The full video can be seen in the above player and features final weigh cuts, ceremonial staredowns, and some last-minute trash talk between Usman and “Gamebred.”
From the official YouTube description:
Foes Jorge Masvidal and Kamaru Usman cut weight in very different ways. Francis Ngannou lightens the mood. Valentina Shevchenko has an easy cut, and the title fights are official at the weigh-in. Fans return for the triple-header ceremonial weigh-in.
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.