BREAKING: Jorge Masvidal vs Kamaru Usman Finalized-Fans to Attend in Full Attendance

Published 03/15/2021, 9:41 PM EDT
ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – JULY 12: Kamaru Usman of Nigeria celebrates after his victory over Jorge Masvidal in their UFC welterweight championship fight during the UFC 251 event at Flash Forum on UFC Fight Island on July 12, 2020 on Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC)


Dana White has always been adamant that he would not host an event with fans unless he was able to sell out an entire stadium. According to recent reports, that time has now come. UFC 261 will be the first event to be held in a stadium in front of a full capacity audience. And to welcome the fans back, the UFC has stacked the card with three title fights. A rematch between Jorge Masvidal and Kamaru Usman will head the card. 

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Dana White recently confirmed that the rematch between the two men is a done deal. Initially, there were talks of the two men coaching on The Ultimate Fighter followed by a super fight. However, it looks as though ‘Gamebred’ and ‘The Nigerian Nightmare’ will fight it out for welterweight supremacy only.

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Will a full training camp mean a different result for Jorge Masvidal against Kamaru Usman?

‘BMF’ Jorge Masvidal fought for UFC gold for the first time in his career at UFC 251. He accepted the fight on short notice as Gilbert Burns tested positive and was not able to fight. 

 ‘Gambred’ put on a good performance despite taking the fight on short notice. However, he succumbed to a loss against the seemingly unbeatable Kamaru Usman. 

‘The Nigerian Nightmare’ defended his belt just last month at UFC 258 against former teammate Gilbert Burns. After facing adversity early on, Usman came back stronger to stop Burns in round three. Surprisingly, in the post-fight interview, he called out Masvidal. 

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The champ did not like the fact that Masvidal was trash-talking despite losing the fight. He feels that regardless of a full training camp or not, Masvidal is not good enough a fighter to beat him. And therefore, he wants to fight Masvidal once again to erase all doubts. 

ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – JULY 12: (R-L) Jorge Masvidal punches Kamaru Usman of Nigeria in their UFC welterweight championship fight during the UFC 251 event at Flash Forum on UFC Fight Island on July 12, 2020 on Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC)

Usman looked extremely impressive in his last outing and has promised to stop Masvidal in the rematch. 

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What do you make of the rematch? Who do you think wins the fight? Let us know in the comments below!

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Kevin Binoy is an MMA author at EssentiallySports. He earned a Bachelor's degree from Fergusson College and has been covering sports professionally for over two years. Besides working with the MMA writing team, Kevin is a core member of the organization's web stories team and is responsible for delivering engaging MMA web stories.

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