WATCH: Jorge Masvidal Posts Stunning Promo Ahead of UFC 261

Published 04/02/2021, 2:55 PM EDT


UFC’s Welterweight title challenger Jorge Masvidal took to Twitter recently to post a stunning promo of his upcoming fight against Kamaru Usman.

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‘Gamebred’ looks to become the new champion of the 170 lbs division and reach the UFC gold for the first time in his career. The fight will be a rematch as they have previously competed at UFC 251 with Usman earning a decision.

Masvidal stepped up on less than a week’s notice on that occasion. Many believe the ATT trainee has what it takes to dethrone the champion with a full camp. In his promo video, Masvidal focused on his preparation at the famous American Top Team gym in Florida.

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The April 24 card is set to take place in Jacksonville, Florida. The pay-per-view has had record-breaking responses on the presale.

Better things are expected by the UFC as there will be a crowd in the building for the first time in a UFC event in the States since the lockdown started nationwide last year as a response to the Coronavirus pandemic.

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)

The UFC has stacked the card with two more title fights. Valentina Shevchenko defends her flyweight title against Jessica Andrade. And Chinese sensation Weili Zhang will put her strawweight title on the line against Rose Namajunas.

What’s more, with Miami native’s presence on the card, the promotion will look to build on that as ‘Gamebred’ is currently one of the biggest stars in the UFC.

Jorge Masvidal vs Kamaru Usman: Who has the early advantage?

‘The Nigerian Nightmare’ will certainly head into the contest with confidence as he already has a win over the challenger. The champion will look to record a finish this time around.

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ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – JULY 12: (R-L) Kamaru Usman of Nigeria takes down 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)

Masvidal, on the other hand, will have a point to prove. He will look to show the world that with a full camp he has the tools to dethrone Usman.

However, looking at the champion’s momentum, it’s easier said than done. Who can implement their gameplan to a better extent and grind out a win remains to be seen.

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Who’s your pick? ‘Gamebred‘ or ‘The Nigerian Nightmare‘?

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Apratim Banerjee is an MMA author for EssentiallySports and has been writing professionally for almost a year. Before his current gig, Apratim worked as a UFC writer for Sportskeeda. A long-time MMA fan, Apratim has developed a critical eye for the sport that has helped him transfer his vast knowledge to his copies and give hardcore and casual readers a detailed insight into the fights and fighters.

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