Official: Jorge Masvidal Fights Kamaru Usman For The Welterweight Title in Las Vegas

Published 01/31/2020, 4:03 PM EST


Finally, we have a fight. The BMF, Jorge Masvidal takes on the undisputed welterweight champion, Kamaru Usman according to UFC president, Dana White. This news was revealed on the Jim Rome Show. When asked about Masvidal fighting in Miami, Dana White said that Masvidal is not going to fight in Miami next. However, he assured that if Masvidal wins the UFC title then his first title defense will be in Miami.

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Jorge Masvidal vs Kamaru Usman for the welterweight title

White also gave a timeline for the title fight between Masvidal and Usman. He stated that this fight will take place in Las Vegas on International Fight Week. Considering the schedule for this year, fans can expect this fight to take place in July. White said:

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“We’re going to bring him to Vegas. So him(Masvidal) and Usman will fight in Vegas, probably International Fight Week. And then if he [Masvidal] wins, maybe we’ll do his first title defense down here in Miami.”

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Recently in Miami during the Super Bowl media day, Jorge Masvidal and Kamaru Usman came face to face, which resulted in a heated verbal altercation. Though Masvidal did not serve another Three-piece and a soda on this occasion he will get the opportunity to when he steps into the octagon with Usman. However, it’s easier said than done. Kamaru Usman is one of the best welterweights UFC has ever seen and beating him won’t be a walk in the park.

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For a meaningful period, it seemed that Jorge Masvidal vs Conor McGregor will take place next instead of the title fight between Masvidal and Usman. However, fans will have to wait a little longer to see the showdown between McGregor and Masvidal. Nevertheless, we have a phenomenal title fight in our hands. It would be intriguing to see what happens when these two welterweights step into the octagon to fight for that UFC glory, another baptism for Jorge Masvidal or another dominant performance from the Nigerian Nightmare, Kamaru Usman.

 

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Alok Nayak

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