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01.29.2021 | 2:58 PM ET

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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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Bout   Info
Kamaru Usman   defeats   Jorge Masvidal   via KO/TKO, Right Cross   1:02 Round 2 of 5, 6:02 Total Bout Page
Rose Namajunas   defeats   Weili Zhang   via KO/TKO, Head Kick   1:18 Round 1 of 5 Bout Page
Valentina Shevchenko   defeats   Jéssica Andrade   via KO/TKO, Elbows from Crucifix   3:19 Round 2 of 5, 8:19 Total Bout Page
Uriah Hall   defeats   Chris Weidman   via KO/TKO, Broken Leg   0:17 Round 1 of 3 Bout Page
Anthony Smith   defeats   Jimmy Crute   via KO/TKO, Doctor Stoppage (Leg Injury)   5:00 Round 1 of 3 Bout Page
Randy Brown   defeats   Alex Oliveira   via Submission, One-Arm Rear Naked Choke   2:50 Round 1 of 3 Bout Page
Dwight Grant   defeats   Stefan Sekulić   via Decision, Split   3 Rounds, 15:00 Total Bout Page
Brendan Allen   defeats   Karl Roberson   via Submission, Heel Hook   4:55 Round 1 of 3 Bout Page
Pat Sabatini   defeats   Tristan Connelly   via Decision, Unanimous   3 Rounds, 15:00 Total Bout Page
Danaa Batgerel   defeats   Kevin Natividad   via KO/TKO, Counter Left Hook   0:50 Round 1 of 3 Bout Page
Rodrigo Vargas   defeats   Zhu Rong   via Decision, Unanimous   3 Rounds, 15:00 Total Bout Page
Jeff Molina   defeats   Qileng Aori   via Decision, Unanimous   3 Rounds, 15:00 Total Bout Page
Ariane Carnelossi   defeats   Na Liang   via KO/TKO, Ground and Pound from Guard   1:28 Round 2 of 3, 6:28 Total Bout Page

Responses

2021.02.04 8:54 PM ET

bout status update

Weidman vs. Hall II Changed from Rumored to Confirmed
2021.02.09 12:00 PM ET

bout announced

Anthony Smith vs. Jimmy Crute at 205 lbs (93.0 kg)
2021.02.13 6:30 PM ET

bout announced

Danaa Batgerel vs. Kevin Natividad at 135 lbs (61.2 kg)
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02.17.2021 | 4:16 PM ET

Prediction Comments

Predictions: 7 of 13 Winners, 1 Perfect, 390 Points   |   Tied for 3142nd

Weidman vs. Hall II
Uriah Hall, DEC
Maybe Weidman can pressure, close the distance and wrestle Hall but I think Hall is physically superior and will be able to clock Weidman

Smith vs. Crute
Jimmy Crute, TKO, R2
Crute is gonna eat Smith like a salad for lunch

Batgerel vs. Natividad
Kevin Natividad, DEC
Natividad?

2021.02.18 4:36 PM ET

event start time updated

From Saturday, April 24 at 6:00pm ET to Saturday, April 24 at 10:00pm ET
2021.02.18 4:36 PM ET

event picks deadline updated

Fantasy picks now lock at Saturday, April 24 at 6:00pm ET
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02.24.2021 | 11:54 AM ET

Predictions: 7 of 13 Winners, 1 Perfect, 420 Points   |   Tied for 2801st

Schevchenko v Adrade is gonna be the headliner looks like.

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2021.02.24 11:58 AM ET

bout announced

Valentina Shevchenko vs. Jéssica Andrade at 125 lbs (56.7 kg)
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02.24.2021 | 12:06 PM ET

Predictions: 9 of 13 Winners, 1 Perfect, 515 Points   |   Tied for 1502nd

Wheili Zhang never defended since winning the belt (1 year ago) 
Happy that Valentina is not that type of champion

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02.24.2021 | 12:18 PM ET

Predictions: 10 of 13 Winners, 3 Perfect, 615 Points   |   Tied for 394th

Finally, this is the first real flyweight threat to Val sine JJ and maybe Carmouche 

* Edited at 02.24.2021, 12:19 PM ET *

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02.24.2021 | 12:38 PM ET

Predictions: 9 of 13 Winners, 1 Perfect, 515 Points   |   Tied for 1502nd

Andrade have power but I remember how JJ beat her in a technical batle. I dont think she can force Valentina to brawl.

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02.24.2021 | 12:57 PM ET

Predictions: 10 of 13 Winners, 3 Perfect, 615 Points   |   Tied for 394th

Have we seen shevchenko eat heavy shots at flyweight? She fought Nunes and her chin absolutely held up but that was at Bantamweight. I'm genuinely curious and not trying to imply anything

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02.24.2021 | 2:58 PM ET

Predictions: 10 of 13 Winners, 1 Perfect, 570 Points   |   Tied for 794th

I hope this fight is atlest entertaining, Valitina is ususlly boring, I think Andrade could force a fight out of her because Valitina is just a pure counterpuncher, And that why she has a lot of lackluster fight  where she does not alot. Andrade is gonna go foward ,so it could  be fun. I'm rooting for Andrade here, Because I find Valitina fanboys anoying

* Edited at 02.24.2021, 3:39 PM ET *

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02.24.2021 | 7:06 PM ET

Predictions: 0 of 2 Winners, 0 Perfect, 0 Points   |   Tied for 4281st

Lol do you think Weili is not down? Rose is the one who always has “issues”. 
2021.02.26 11:24 PM ET

bout rumored

Weili Zhang vs. Rose Namajunas at 115 lbs (52.2 kg)
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02.27.2021 | 5:48 AM ET

Predictions: 6 of 13 Winners, 0 Perfect, 360 Points   |   Tied for 3407th

Weili Zhang via KO 3R

Also this a-bout had to be a main event in a card!

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02.27.2021 | 6:31 AM ET

Predictions: 7 of 13 Winners, 0 Perfect, 425 Points   |   Tied for 2766th

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02.27.2021 | 7:12 AM ET

Predictions: 6 of 13 Winners, 0 Perfect, 360 Points   |   Tied for 3407th

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02.27.2021 | 7:55 AM ET

Predictions: 7 of 7 Winners, 0 Perfect, 365 Points   |   Tied for 3338th

March+April=7 title fights

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02.27.2021 | 8:40 AM ET

Prediction Comments

Predictions: 8 of 13 Winners, 2 Perfect, 515 Points   |   Tied for 1531st

Zhang vs. Namajunas
Weili Zhang, TKO, R2
Amazing fight, but Zhang is a beast. Hopefully a scrap.

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2021.02.27 6:46 PM ET

bout announced

Brendan Allen vs. Karl Roberson at 185 lbs (83.9 kg)
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03.01.2021 | 11:17 PM ET

Predictions: 10 of 13 Winners, 1 Perfect, 570 Points   |   Tied for 794th

Weili Is gonna really hurt Rose . Rose should of lost all her fight man since being champ . Joanna won the rematch,  but I'm not gonna call it a robery because it was 2-2 going into the 5th and Rose got a takedown that lead to nothing and judges love that ****,. Rose got her ass kick by Andade twice and somehow got called the winner in the rematch. Weili is a roid mutent and she gonna ownd her as Rose 

* Edited at 03.02.2021, 2:38 AM ET *

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2021.03.02 4:54 PM ET

bout announced

Jeff Molina vs. Qileng Aori at 125 lbs (56.7 kg)
2021.03.03 4:18 PM ET

bout announced

Johnny Munoz Jr. vs. Mark Striegl at 135 lbs (61.2 kg)
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03.06.2021 | 1:43 PM ET

Prediction Comments

Predictions: 7 of 13 Winners, 0 Perfect, 425 Points   |   Tied for 2766th

Zhang vs. Namajunas
Weili Zhang, TKO, R3
WEILI ZHANG via KO R3 the true #1 P4P

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2021.03.06 5:08 PM ET

bout announced

Ariane Carnelossi vs. Na Liang at 115 lbs (52.2 kg)
2021.03.08 10:38 PM ET

bout status update

Zhang vs. Namajunas Changed from Rumored to Confirmed
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03.09.2021 | 8:02 AM ET

Predictions: 0 of 2 Winners, 0 Perfect, 0 Points   |   Tied for 4281st

I’m hoping for an Andrade win. It’s going to be hella difficult but I can see Andrade finding ways. 
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03.09.2021 | 10:53 AM ET

Predictions: 10 of 13 Winners, 3 Perfect, 645 Points   |   Tied for 222nd

Andrade always looks like a child who just took a mean fart and then smells it and is upset because they don't understand. 

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2021.03.15 9:31 PM ET

bout announced

Kamaru Usman vs. Jorge Masvidal II at 170 lbs (77.1 kg)
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03.15.2021 | 10:04 PM ET

Prediction Comments

Predictions: 6 of 13 Winners, 1 Perfect, 340 Points   |   Tied for 3523rd

Usman vs. Masvidal II
Kamaru Usman, TKO, R5
I personally think this fight will be very striking-heavy despite Usman being able to just wrestle and coast to a win. I think he's gaining more confidence in his striking and he'll use a smarter approach/gameplan to win. Jorge is from ATT and they have great preparation, and combined with his experience and skill-set this is no walk in the park, but context matters and Usman is in his peak prime. I think the only way he ****s this up is if he makes a big mistake where Jorge's experience will allow him to capitalize. Anyways Usman KO, 5th round probably like a left straight off of a right hook or something basic

Zhang vs. Namajunas
Weili Zhang, DEC
Rose struggles with power and pressure. If she can't get this fight on the ground I think she gets rocked bad and Zhang takes over. The footwork and speed of Rose is very good, but I just don't know if she can keep it up for 25 minutes against someone who can eat every shot and is willing to just to return a big bomb. I hope Rose wins but trying to "analyze" this I think the power coming back at her will be way too much to handle over 5 whole rounds.

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03.15.2021 | 10:06 PM ET

What I think of Main event

Predictions: 10 of 13 Winners, 1 Perfect, 570 Points   |   Tied for 794th



"It's not Mcgregor fast, It's Mcgregor sleeps- Dustin Poirer"

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03.15.2021 | 10:28 PM ET

Predictions: 10 of 13 Winners, 3 Perfect, 615 Points   |   Tied for 394th

Why not just make Usman-Colby 2?? Way more competitive fight (I had Colby up 3-1) and at least Colby is coming off a win

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