Completed MMA Event

UFC 261: Usman vs. Masvidal 2

UFC 261
  • Saturday 04.24.2021 at 10:00 PM ET
  • U.S. Broadcast: Pay Per View | Prelims: ESPN
  • Promotion: Ultimate Fighting Championship
  • Ownership: Endeavor
  • Venue: VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena
  • Location: Jacksonville, Florida, United States
  • Enclosure: Octagon
  • TV Announcers: Jon Anik, Joe Rogan, Daniel Cormier
  • Ring Announcer: Bruce Buffer
  • Post-Fight Interviews: Joe Rogan
  • Ticket Revenue (live gate): $3,300,000
  • Attendance: 15,269
  • PPV Buys / Buyrate: 700,000 | TV Ratings: 951,000 avg. viewers (ESPN prelims)
  • MMA Bouts: 13
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Fight Card

Cancelled & Fizzled Bouts

Honors & Awards

  • Performance of the Night
    Kamaru Usman vs. Jorge Masvidal II   |   $50,000 bonus to Usman
  • Performance of the Night
    Weili Zhang vs. Rose Namajunas   |   $50,000 bonus to Namajunas
  • Fight of the Night
    Jeff Molina vs. Aoriqileng   |   $50,000 bonus to each fighter

Referees

  • Herb Dean
    Usman vs. Masvidal II (13)Weidman vs. Hall II (10)Danaa vs. Natividad (4)
  • Keith Peterson
    Zhang vs. Namajunas (12)Smith vs. Crute (9)Rong vs. Vargas (3)
  • Dan Miragliotta
    Shevchenko vs. Andrade (11)Allen vs. Roberson (6)
  • Mark Smith
    Brown vs. Oliveira (8)
  • James Folsom
    Grant vs. Sekulić (7)Carnelossi vs. Liang (1)
  • Josh Rutgers
    Connelly vs. Sabatini (5)Molina vs. Aoriqileng (2)

Event Discussion

Rombu
Rombu

05.13.2021 | 5:38 AM ET

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LoshMi
LoshMi

05.13.2021 | 5:02 PM ET




Baldric Eggling
Baldric Eggling

06.23.2022 | 7:34 PM ET

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* Edited at 06.23.2022, 7:35 PM ET *

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Fight Predictions

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