UFC 261 (main event): Kamaru Usman hands Jorge Masvidal his first knockout loss in the UFC

One straight right hand from Usman was all it took to get the job done.

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Kamaru Usman celebrates after his victory against Jorge Masvidal
Kamaru Usman celebrates after his victory against Jorge Masvidal

The main event saw the Nigerian Nightmare Kamaru Usman take on number 4 ranked welterweight contender Jorge Masvidal. The champ Kamaru Usman was yet to be defeated in the UFC, and was coming off a victory against former teammate and sparring partner Gilbert Burns. Masvidal’s last fight was against Usman at UFC 251, which he lost via. unanimous decision.

Round 1 :

A few low leg kicks from Masvidal began the fight. A low kick from Masvidal again, before Usman landed a right hand. Masvidal ate it. Usman kept Masvidal in check with his jabs, then he landed a punch to the body of Masvidal. A body kick from Masvidal. A powerful takedown from Usman after Masvidal attempted a flying knee. Slicing elbows from a grounded Masvidal. A huge elbow from Usman followed. A big right hand and a jab from Usman. A beautiful knee from Masvidal ended round 1. 10-9 Usman

Round 2 :

A huge right hand from Usman after a brief period of no action slept Masvidal. A first knockout loss for Masvidal in the UFC. Out cold!

Winner : Kamaru Usman beat Jorge Masvidal via. Knockout (Round 2)

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