Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) will be back in action later tonight (Sat., Apr. 24, 2021) to stage UFC 261 live on ESPN+ PPV from inside VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, Fla., with a welterweight rematch between UFC champion Kamaru Usman and Jorge Masvidal serving as the main event. This will be the first time UFC is having a sold out crowd since the COVID-19 pandemic started in early 2020.
Before the welterweight rematch unfolds a collection of UFC 261 PPV and “Prelims” matchups will play out in violent fashion. From a co-main event between reigning UFC women’s strawweight champion Zhang Weili and Rose Namajunas to a women’s flyweight clash pitting current titleholder Valentina Shevchenko against Jessica Andrade, UFC 261 should be able to deliver the goods from start to finish.
We will compile the best of the best below — with all video footage courtesy of UFC and ESPN — and will continue to share the action as it rolls in. Enjoy!
Ariane Carnelossi def. Na Liang via second-round TKO (punches)
Jeffrey Molina def. Aoriqileng via Unanimous Decision
Kazula Vargas def. Rong Zhu via Unanimous Decision
Danaa Batgerel def. Kevin Natividad via first-round TKO (punches)
Patrick Sabatini def. Tristan Connelly via Unanimous Decision
Brendan Allen def. Karl Roberson via first-round submission (heel hook)
Dwight Grant def. Stefan Sekulic via Split Decision
Tras sumar victorias consecutivas ante Carlo Pedersoli y Alan Jouban, el único combate de Dwight Grant en 2020 fue una emocionante batalla con Daniel Rodriguez, con más acción en dos minutos y 24 segundos que muchas peleas de 3 asaltos #UFC261 pic.twitter.com/rU3J7z0dev— UFC Español (@UFCEspanol) April 25, 2021
Randy Brown def. Alex Oliveira via first-round submission (rear-naked choke)
Anthony Smith def. Jimmy Crute via first-round TKO (doctor stoppage)
Uriah Hall def. Chris Weidman via first-round TKO (leg injury)
Valentina Shevchenko def. Jessica Andrade via second-round TKO (punches and elbows)
Rose Namajunas def. Zhang Weili via first-round knockout (head kick)
Kamaru Usman def. Jorge Masvidal via second-round knockout (punch)
For complete UFC 261 results and coverage click here.