Nightmare vs. Gamebred: A Memorable Match at UFC 261
UFC 261 took place after a month of UFC 260, on April 24, 2021, with 15,269 attendants in Vyster Veterans Memorial Arena, Jacksonville, Florida, United States. The most-awaited rematch in UFC 261 is between Kamaru Usman and Jorge Masvidal.
Now with a proper training camp, Jorge “Gamebred” Masvidal is looking to silence naysayers by challenging Kamaru “The Nigerian Nightmare” Usman for his title. This rivalry has been brewing and will spill over at UFC 261. If you want to know more about the game results and updates about the fighters, then read on!
What happened in the UFC 261?
The first time they met, Masvidal did the courageous thing and stepped in to fight Kamaru Usman in place of an injured Gilbert Burns. Since Masvidal only had a short time to prepare, everyone was expecting a quick fight in Abu Dhabi for Usman.
However, the world was shocked to see a fighting Masvidal who pushed the champion to the 5th round. Cardio was a big issue and it would later be evident as Usman would win via unanimous decision.
This time, at UFC 261 however, it was Usman who silenced Masvidal. With superb striking, Usman shocked Masvidal. In what was expected to be a ground match between the two, the fight was mostly done standing up, with a strong straight knocking out Masvidal.
A few extra strikes to the face made sure that Usman kept the title, cementing his legacy as one of the greats in the sport. The future is bright for Usman. If you want to know what’s next with the UFC, make sure to check out legit UFC Updates.
UFC 261 Results
These are the results and statistics of the fight in UFC 261;
- Welterweight: Kamaru “Nigerian Nightmare” Usman (-455) defeated Jorge “Gamebred” Masvidal (+350)
- Middleweight: Uriah “Prime Time” Hall (+100) defeated Chris “The All-American” Weidman (-125)
- Light Heavyweight: Anthony “Lionheart” Smith (+200) defeated Jim Crute (-160)
- Women’s Flyweight: Valentina “Bullet” Shevchenko (-455) defeated Jessica “Bate Estaca” Andrade (+350)
- Women’s Strawweight: Rose “Thug” Namajunas (+165) defeated Zhang “Magnum” Weili (-200)
Kamaru “Nigerian Nightmare” Usman
Kamaru Usman was born on May 11, 1987. He is a Nigerian-American mixed martial artist as his current professional. He was a folkstyle and freestyle wrestler before he got into the Ultimate Fighting Championship. He currently focuses on the welterweight division, where Usman is the reigning champion in the UFC Welterweight.
The Nigerian Nightmare stays unbeaten with his 18 fight streak and defended his title four times as the Welterweight Champion. He has beaten every fighter the UFC puts in front of him, just like a beast who conquers everything that stands in his way. He only gets better each fight, learning and studying his opponents’ weaknesses.
Experts believe that Usman is on his way to the top and becoming the best in the welterweight division. Who do you think will the Nigerian Nightmare defend his title from next?
Jorge “Gamebred” Masvidal
An American mixed martial artist signed with UFC; the Gamebred ranked 5th in the Welterweight Division. Despite losing to Kamaru Usman, Jorge Masvidal is known brawler and known for putting up exciting matches. He’s also known for his five second knockout of Ben Askren at UFC 239, Masvidal knocked him out cold by landing a flying knee.
Masvidal gained superstar status and was the first one to defeat Askren in such devastating fashion. Aside from having the nickname “Gamebred” Jorge Masvidal is also known to fans as “Street Jesus.”
Other Matches in the Main Card:
Anthony Smith vs. Jim Crute – Anthony Smith was putting on a clinic and dragging upcoming star Jim Crute into trouble. Jim Crute however, showed he was up for a challenge. However, a kick behind the knee from Smith, injured Jim Crute making him unable to stand properly. Smith won via TKO(Doctor’s stoppage).
Uriah Hall vs. Chris Weidman – Viewers were left in horror as the first kick that Weidman threw in the very first seconds of the match ended up in a horrible leg injury for him. Hall won via TKO(injury).
Valentina Shevchenko vs. Jessica Andrade – Shevchenko proves once again that she is pound-for-pound, one of the best fighters in the world, regardless of gender. Shevchenko won via TKO(elbow strikes) against Andrade.
Rose Namajunas vs. Zhang Weili – Namajunas shocked the world again, as she delivered a kick to Weili’s head, knocking her out and re-capturing the women’s strawweight title. Weili’s dominance was predicted beforehand and to see Namajunas finish her in such fashion was more than enough for fans to get up off their seats.
The world of Ultimate Fighting Champion has never stopped surpassing the excitement in each match. The fight between Kamaru Usman and Jorge Masvidal was a delight because many predicted it to be a ground match. But with devastating punches, the match was fireworks for everyone who witnessed it. Aside from the terrible Weidman injury, all the other matches in the main card were finished due to stoppage.