UFC 261 is a night that fight fans around the world strive for. The undisputed champion Kamaru Usman knocked out Jorge Masvidal and Gamebred faced the first knockout loss of his career. Rose Namajunas defeated Weili Zhang in the co-main event of UFC 261 and become the new strawweight champion.
On the third night of the fight, the UFC women’s flyweight champion Valentina Shevchenko defeated Jessica Andrade with a completely dominating performance. Along with this the fight card is stacked with many other big fights. Stay tuned here for all the UFC 261 live updates.
UFC 261 Live (Main Event): Kamaru Usman def Jorge Masvidal via TKO (Main Card)
Round 1: The fight started with Masvidal throwing some nice leg kicks, Usman was trying to land that jab but could not find his range, Masvidal keeps on landing that leg kick, he tried a flying knee but got taken down, Masvidal managed to get up just as the round was ending.
Round 2: Usman finds the timing on that jab and cracked Masvidal with some nice shot, Masvidal is still landing that leg kick. Usman pushes the pace and knocked the soul out of Jorge Masvidal with a clean straight right hand. Vicious finish from the champion #andstill.
Result: Kamaru Usman def Jorge Masvidal via TKO (Punches) (Round 2, 1:02)
UFC 261 Live (Co-Main Event): Rose Namajunas def Weili Zhang via TKO (Main Card)
Round 1: Weili started the round with a low kick. Namajunas is moving in a wide stance and she jabs a punch. She’s throwing nice shots and Weili kicks her legs again. Namajunas connects one to the chin and Weili drops. Namajunas jumped on her and landed hammer fists. That’s it #andnew
Result: Rose Namajunas def Weili Zhang via TKO (High Kick, Punches) (Round 1, 1:18)
UFC 261 Live (Title Bout): Valentina Shevchenko def Jessica Andrade via TKO (Main Card)
Round 1: Shevchenko throws a kick at the start that is blocked. Andrade came forward charging with punches, Shevchenko evades her and shoot for a takedown. Andrade quickly backs her way back up but Shevchenko is on another level today. Andrade talked much about her wrestling and Shevchenko is beating her in the same.
Shevchenko tries to adjust the choke and Andrade somehow survives, Shevchenko wraps the body against her and landed some shots in side control as the round ends.
Round 2: Andrade started the round aggressively but Shevchenko clinches her and took her down to the ground again. This one is a big takedown and heavy pressure from Shevchenko. She lands some knees to the body and Andrade tried to get up but Shevchenko slams her back. Rapid shots from Shevchenko and Andrade is hurt. This fight is off.
Result: Valentina Shevchenko def Jessica Andrade via TKO (Elbows) (Round 2, 3:19)
UFC 261 Live: Uriah Hall def Chris Weidman via TKO (Main Card)
Round 1: Weidman fakes a level change to start the fight and he throws a leg kick. He instantly puts his leg back and fu*k his leg is broken. That’s painful, Weidman can’t continue anymore he is being carried out on stretcher.
Result: Uriah Hall def Chris Weidman via TKO (Doctor Stoppage) (Round1, 0:17)
UFC 261 Live: Anthony Smith def Jimmy Crute via TKO (Main Card)
Round 1: Smith started the round by moving outside. Crute landed a low kick and jabs traded between both of them. Crute is having his guard high and Smith is landing some nice jabs. He landed a pair of jabs and Crute tags on the legs again. Smith landed a leg kick and Crute’s leg wobbled. He dives forward and secured a takedown.
The doctor comes in after the round and Crute can’t put weight on his led. That kick hurt him bad. That’s it.
Result: Anthony Smith def Jimmy Crute via TKO (Doctor Stoppage) (Round 1)
UFC 261 Live: Randy Brown def Alex Oliveira via submission (Prelims)
Round 1: Brown opens the striking with a long jab and sharp low kick to Oliveira, and Cowboy smiles. He moved light on his feet and tries to stay away from Brown’s range. Low kicks traded from both of them. Brown lands a big right hand and sends Oliveira down to the floor. Brown capitalize and caught Oliveira with a left arm around his neck and he’s squeezing it. There comes the tap.
Result: Randy Brown def Alex Oliveira via Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) (Round 1, 2:50)
UFC 261 Live: Dwight Grant def Stefan Sekulic via Split Decision (Prelims)
Round 1: Sekulic started the round by staying in the center and finding the range for his shots. They both are moving in and out and both finding the range for their shots. High kick attempt from Sekulic but misses, he tried to press a bit but Grant is staying out of range.
Grant lands some body shits and Sekulic returned the favor with some body kicks. Grant lands a clean one two punch combo and Sekulic landed a flying knee. He tried to drag the action to the floor but the horn sounds.
Round 2: Grant starts the round aggressively but Sekulic sees an opportunity and rushes for the takedown. Grant sees it and lands a hard right hand, they break apart and both men landed some heavy shots. Grant lands a nice right hand and Sekulic changes the level and wraps his body. They both traded some shots as the round ends.
Round 3: Grant started the round with a great pace, looking to capitalize and he slips under a right hand and secures a takedown. Sekulic rushes forward and tries to change level once again and with two minutes remaining Grant lands a right-hand counter. Sekulic rushes forward with a flying knee just as the fight ends.
Result: Dwight Grant def Stefan Sekulic via Split Decision (29-28, 29-28, 28-29)
UFC 261 Live: Brendan Allen def Karl Roberson via Submission (Prelims)
Round 1: Allen started the round with a high kick that is blocked by Roberson and he fires back with a good right hand. Allen looks forward to working on his legs and they exchanged some powerful shots before getting away. Roberson tried multiple kicks but blocked by Allen.
Spectacular takedown by Allen and Roberson trying to work his way through the cage, he is in half guard and Allen looking to advance. He turned towards the leg but at the same time Roberson also catch his leg and Roberson taps from the heel hook as he screams out in pain.
Result: Brendan Allen def Karl Roberson via Submission (Heel Hook) (Round 1, 4:55)
UFC 261 Live: Pat Sabatini def Tristan Connelly via Unanimous Decision (Prelims)
Round 1: Sabatini started the round with some low kicks, Connelly staying outside his range in the start trying to find his rhythm. Stiff right-hand land from Sabatini and Connelly falls back but he recovers well and still hanging in the fight. Sabatini looks to control him and goes for a guillotine but he survives.
Connelly landed a few body shots from the bottom, Sabatini still looking for the choke but Connelly controlling his wrist and defending well. Sabatini finishes the round on back.
Round 2: Sabatini started the round with some quick body shots, Connelly swings a big right hand but misses. Sabatini scores a double leg takedown, Connelly tries to control his neck but Sabatini postures up and landed some heavy shots on the body and head.
Sabatini slips and tried for submission once again, body lock is one but Connelly trying to work free and Sabatini is latched on his back. Saved by the bell and the round ends.
Round 3: Connelly started the round aggressively but Sabatini landed one more takedown as he rushes in but this time Connelly defended it well. They are clinched against the cage and Connelly landed some sharp knees to the body. Sabatini again tried to shoot a single leg but Connelly sprawled well. Sabatini landed a huge right hand just as the round ends.
Result: Pat Sabatini def Tristan Connelly via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)