When and Where to Watch UFC 261: Usman vs Masvidal 2

Published 04/20/2021, 6:51 AM EDT


UFC 261 is to be headlined by a rematch between current UFC welterweight champion Kamaru Usman and Jorge Masvidal. This fight is for the UFC welterweight title. UFC 261 will take place on Saturday, April 24, 2021.

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If ‘Nigerian Nightmare’ wins this fight, it will be his fourth successful title defense. However, ‘Gamebred’ will not be an easy opponent. Considering he lost his first fight against Usman, this time, ‘Gamebred’ is ready for everything that comes his way. 

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UFC 261 main fight card also has two more title fights. Zhang Weili will defend her UFC women’s strawweight title against the former UFC women’s strawweight champion, Rose Namajunas, at the co-main event of UFC 261. Valentina Shevchenko will also defend her UFC women’s flyweight title against the former UFC women’s strawweight champion, Jessica Andrade.

Ahead of UFC 261, here are the date, timings, and where to watch the UFC 261 live. 

Timings for UFC 261 viewers from the USA 

For USA viewers, the event is going to take place on Saturday, April 24, 2021. The prelims card will start from 6:00 p.m. ET, and the main card will begin from 10:00 p.m. ET. Viewers can expect the main event to take place somewhere around 12:15 a.m. ET, depending on the length of the undercard bouts. 

UFC 261 will take place at the VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, Florida. It will be the first event since UFC 248 in March 2020, with a live audience inside the facility. Everyone who wants to watch the event live from the arena can purchase the tickets for UFC 261 from UFC official website.

USA viewers can also watch the live stream of the event at the above-mentioned date and timings on ESPN+. The PPV price for the event for current ESPN+ subscribers is $69.99. New subscribers can choose the bundle for the annual ESPN+ subscription and the fight for $89.98. 

Date and timings for the UK viewers

The main event for UK viewers will be live on BT Sport 1. The event will take place on Sunday, April 25, 2021, for UK fans. The event will begin at 01:00 am on BT Sport 1. 

UK viewers can expect the main card to begin around 03:00 a.m. Sunday, with the main event between Usman and Masvidal starting around 06:00 a.m. The event will also be live-streamed on BT Sport’s website and app for subscribers.

For viewers around the globe

For viewers from Canada, the event will take place on Saturday, April 24, 2021. Canadian viewers can get live access for the prelims on TSN5 and the main event on ESPN+. The timing for the event is 6:00 p.m. ET as the preliminary card start at that time.

Global viewers besides the USA, UK, and Canada can get access to the live event with the UFC Fight Pass with a subscription. The monthly subscription will cost around $9.99 and the annual subscription will cost around $95.99.

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Viewers from India will get access to the live event on Sunday, April 25,  2021 on UFC Fight Pass. The preliminary card will begin at 05:30 a.m. IST, and the main card will begin at 07:30 a.m. IST. Moreover, fans from Germany, Austria, Italy, and Spain will get access to the main card on UFC Fight Pass at 4 a.m. CET on Sunday, April 25, 2021.

UFC 261 is for sure one of the most exciting events. Other than three title fights, there is also a middleweight clash between Uriah Hall and Chris Weidman, and a light heavyweight bout between Anthony Smith and Jim Crute.

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Arman Khan is a UFC author for EssentiallySports. He began following combat sports when Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor competed in 'The Money Fight' in 2017. 'The Notorious' attracted Arman to the UFC and he became an ardent fan of professional fighting as he could draw parallels with the action from his combat sports experience and break down techniques such as striking and striking defense lucidly for the casual fans.

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