Jorge Masvidal Announces Return Date for Next Fight- Names Potential Opponents

Published 06/18/2021, 4:25 PM EDT
LONDON, ENGLAND – MARCH 16: Jorge Masvidal looks on during the Welterweight bout between Darren Till and Jorge Masvidal at The O2 Arena on March 16, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by James Chance/Getty Images)


UFC welterweight Jorge Masvidal spoke to the media in attendance to cover the launch of his inaugural event. Masvidal’s ‘Gamebred Fighting Championship’s first show will be available on the BKTV app and fans are excited to see Masvidal’s latest venture take flight. The show is headlined by Charles Bennett and BKFC veteran Jason Knight who will leave it all on the line.

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Masvidal’s personal history as a street fighter has garnered more intrigue into his latest foray. Fans want to know if he’ll stay true to the guts and glory style that is expected from bare-knuckle fighters. Given the way the card is shaped up, fans can expect to get their money’s worth by the end of the night.

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When can fans expect to see ‘Gamebred’ return?

Apart from his business ventures, the MMA community is looking forward to seeing what’s next for Miami’s finest. He was brutally knocked out in his last fight by Kamaru Usman, who definitely put an end to their feud. The second contest left no doubt that Usman is the better fighter as it currently stands.

JACKSONVILLE, FL – APRIL 25: Kamaru Usman of Nigeria punches Jorge Masvidal of the United States during the Welterweight Title bout of UFC 261 at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena on April 25, 2021 in Jacksonville, Florida. (Photo by Alex Menendez/Getty Images)

After suffering defeat to Usman, fight fans want to know what lies ahead for ‘Gamebred’. Jorge Masvidal put all doubts to bed in his latest presser with media members.

‘Gamebred’: On the comeback trail

Masvidal revealed that he’s game to take on any and all contenders in his October-November return. Leon Edwards, Nick Diaz, and Nate Diaz are all fair game when it comes to Masvidal.

ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – JULY 12: Jorge Masvidal prepares to fight Kamaru Usman 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)

“[Leon Edwards, Nick Diaz, Nate Diaz] All of the above. Whatever is available, October, November when I’m coming back that’s whose head I’m taking off. Whoever it is.”

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Jorge Masvidal has several options for his return fight despite suffering two back-to-back losses. His stardom remains at an all-time high and fans are invested in his journey as an MMA pro. He’s gone out of his way to showcase what he brings to the table and fans have gravitated towards his energy.

Jorge Masvidal’s return fight is critical as he can’t afford another setback. It’s important that he stays on the winning track so as to boost his profile going forward.

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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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