UFC 261: Usman vs. Masvidal 2 Betting
Welterweight champion Kamaru Usman will defend his title against Jorge Masvidal at UFC 261: Usman vs. Masvidal 2 on Saturday, April 24. This event will take place at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, Florida. There are five fights on the main pay-per-view card and nine preliminary bouts, with four on ESPN and five on ESPN 2. Also on the card is a women’s strawweight championship fight between current champion Zhang Weili and former champion Rose Namajunas and a women’s flyweight title fight between current champion Valentina Shevchenko and former champion Jessica Andrade.
UFC 261: Usman vs. Masvidal 2
Date: Saturday, April 24, 2021
Venue: Vystar Veterans Memorial Arena
Location: Jacksonville, Florida
Let’s take a peek at UFC 261: Usman vs. Masvidal 2 Odds at BookMaker.eu. We’ll post detailed betting breakdowns during fight week.
Usman is 18-1 in his career with 8 knockouts and one submission. He is 5-0 in his last five fights. He is coming off a TKO against Gilbert Burns in February. He won a unanimous decision against Masvidal last July, won by TKO against Colby Covington in December of 2019, won by unanimous decision against Tyron Woodley in March of 2019 and won a unanimous decision against Rafael dos Anjos in November of 2018.
Usman won the first meeting against Masvidal, but it was not as impressive as he wanted. “I was still able to get the win, but not in the way that I wanted. He had a built-in excuse, to where I kind of had to rectify that one." Usman said to the media, "I don't think I broke him in the way I wanted to break him. And so that's really what I'm after."
Masvidal is 35-14 in his career with 16 knockouts and two submissions. He is 3-2 in his last five fights. He is coming off a unanimous decision loss to Usman in July of last year.
Masvidal won by TKO against Nate Diaz in November of 2019, won by knockout against Ben Askren in July of 2019, won by knockout against Darren Till in March of 2019 and lost a unanimous decision to Stephen Thompson in November of 2017.
Masvidal had to cut a lot of weight in a short time for the first meeting against Usman. This time around Masvidal said he is more prepared. “I’m not going to cut 20 pounds of weight now, mainly of water, in six days,” Masvidal said to the media, “As I stand right now I’m eight, nine pounds before I hit the mark of 170. So it’s a different weight cut altogether. That’s going to be the main determining factor I think.”
Another big fight on the card has current strawweight champion Zhang Weili taking on former champion Rose Namajunas. Weili is 21-1 in her career with 10 knockouts and 7 submissions while Namajunas is 9-4 in her career with one knockout and 5 submissions.
Another key fight has flyweight champion Valentina Shevchenko taking on former champion Jessica Andrade. Shevchenko is 20-3 in her career with 6 knockouts and 7 submissions, while Andrade is 21-8 in her career with 8 knockouts and 7 submissions.
UFC 261: Usman vs. Masvidal 2 Card & Odds
Welterweight - Jorge Masvidal +335 vs. Kamaru Usman -439
Women's Strawweight - Rose Namajunas +173 vs. Zhang Weili -210
Women's Flyweight - Jessica Andrade +322 vs. Valentina Shevchenko -419
Middleweight - Chris Weidman -127 vs. Uriah Hall +103
Light Heavyweight - Anthony Smith +162 vs. Jimmy Crute -196
Bantamweight - Kevin Natividad +154 vs. Danaa Batgerel -186
Middleweight - Karl Roberson +118 vs. Brendan Allen -142
Flyweight - Jeffrey Molina -107 vs. Qileng Aori -117
Women's Strawweight - Na Liang +162 vs. Ariane Carnelossi -196
Lightweight - Rodrigo Vargas +201 vs. Zhu Rong -250
Welterweight - Alex Oliveira +134 vs. Randy Brown -162
Welterweight - Stefan Sekulic +200 vs. Dwight Grant -245
Bantamweight - Jamey Simmons vs. Johnny Munoz
Featherweight - Patrick Sabatini -225 vs. Tristan Connelly +184
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