VIDEO: NFL Superstar Tom Brady Makes an Appearance at UFC 261

Published 04/24/2021, 10:21 PM EDT


Consensus NFL QB GOAT Tom Brady was one of many stars who made an appearance at UFC 261. It’s no surprise to see Brady in attendance considering he plays for the Tampa-based organization and the event is being held in Jacksonville. Brady’s move down to the Florida scene has certainly gone a long way in increasing the State’s visibility in the sports world.

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Caroline Pearce from BT Sport made sure to catch Brady as he moved along backstage. In fact, Pearce notoriously missed out on catching Brady on tape in the past and made to correct her oversight. Tom Brady, who was as affable as always, acknowledged Pearce whilst quickly pacing to his front-row seat.

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UFC 261: There’s plenty for Tom Brady to watch out for

Tom Brady hasn’t just come down to witness UFC 261 since it’s the first show with a full-capacity audience since UFC 248. Instead, he marked himself present to catch a fight card that has been stacked to the brim with exciting match-ups. UFC 261 comes in as just the eighth fight card in UFC history to have three title fights.

With the appearance of Kamaru Usman vs Jorge Masvidal at the top of the card, it’s certainly one that’s hard to miss. ‘Gamebred’ is a massive worldwide star in the UFC and obviously commands attention since he hails from Miami, Florida. Moreover, Kamaru Usman has been gaining popularity more as of late, and fans are recognizing his greatness.

The women’s title fights are nothing to scoff at, as they are arguably the more competitive pairings on the card. The co-main event in particular between Zhang Weili and Rose Namajunas has been circled by fight fans, as both women are coming off stellar performances in their last fights.

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What’s more, fans are always on the lookout to see who is the next big test for ‘Bullet’ Valentina Shevchenko as she’s been nothing short of dominant. Former UFC strawweight champion, Jessica Andrade, certainly fits that bill and could be Shevchenko’s most formidable test to date.

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Darryl Pinto

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Darryl Pinto is a senior MMA writer at EssentiallySports. He is currently pursuing his graduate degree in Mass Media (with a specialization in Journalism) out of Xavier’s College and has a year's experience in his current role. Darryl specializes in predictions, reporting, and covering UFC events live.

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