On April 24 at UFC 261, spectators might be heard in entrance of the rematch between Kamaru Usman and Jorge Masvidal.
The UFC has as soon as once more determined to hit arduous. Its president Dana white did a giant announcement on his Twitter account, formalizing the public’s return to the occasions. ” I have been waiting for more than a year for this day when I will tell you that we are back, said Dana White. UFC 261 takes place on April 24 in Jacksonville in front of a room full of fans, the VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena. And you know that I will offer an incredible card, in front of 15,000 fans “.
– danawhite (@danawhite) March 16, 2021
For a number of months, the group had been planning its battles atAPEX (UFC non-public room in Las Vegas) and on the Fight island. This unbelievable bubble created in Abu Dhabi, in the United Arab Emirates, which was used to host greater matches like Justin Gaethje vs. Khabib Nurmagomedov, or Conor McGregor vs. Dustin Poirier.
UFC 261 at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville might be the first sports activities assembly to obtain followers since the begin of the pandemic in the. United States. We keep in mind that it was on this area that the UFC had organized its first occasion throughout the coronavirus pandemic, on May 9, 2020, the first sport to renew.
Three belts in play
UFC 261 might be the major occasion Kamaru Usman vs. Jorge Masvidal II. At UFC 251 in July 2020, the Nigerian defeated Masvidal by unanimous determination. But the title challenger had solely had 6 days of preparation. This time round, the Florida star might be at house, with a full coaching camp.
In co-main occasion, Valentina shevchenko will face Jessica andrade for a brand new belt protection. While the strawweight champion Weili Zhang will attempt to hold her title, towards the former champion, Rose Namajunas.