Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) delivers its most stacked pay-per-view (PPV) event of 2021 to date -- headlined by a trio of world championship bouts -- in front of a capacity crowd for the first time since the pandemic struck. UFC 261's PPV main event, which will take place inside VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, Fla., on April 24, 2021, will feature a thrilling Welterweight championship rematch between Kamaru Usman against No. 4-ranked contender Jorge Masvidal. Women’s Flyweight champion, Valentina Shevchenko, goes for her fifth consecutive title defense at the expense of No. 1-seeded challenger Jessica Andrade. And, last and certainly not least, in a highly-anticipated women’s Strawweight championship bout, Weili Zhang will lock horns with former division queenpin, Rose Namajunas, to round out UFC 261's championship tripleheader. We'll stockpile all the real-time UFC 261 updates, odds, start time, tickets, weigh ins, predictions, previews, video highlights, press conferences, winners, losers and much more from the "Sunshine State" right here before, during and well after the ESPN+-streamed live show concludes.
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