Review by AllTheBestFights.com: 2020-07-12, some good exchanges between Kamaru Usman and Jorge Masvidal but it is not enough to get three stars: it gets two.
The black belt in Bjj, Tuf tournament winner and current Ufc Ww champion Kamaru Usman entered this fight with a pro mma record of 16-1-0 (50% finishing rate) and he is ranked as the No.1 welterweight in the world. He suffered his only loss when he faced Jose Caceres at his second professional mma fight in 2013, since then he has collected 15 consecutive victories beating Rafael dos Anjos (Rafael dos Anjos vs Kamaru Usman), Tyron Woodley (Tyron Woodley vs Kamaru Usman) and Colby Covington in his last three (Kamaru Usman vs Colby Covington).
His opponent, Jorge Masvidal (who replaces Gilbert Burns since he and his coach tested positive for COVID-19), has a record of 35-13-0 (51% finishing rate) and he entered as the No.2 in the same weight class. ‘Gamebred’ lost two consecutive bouts in 2017, against Demian Maia (via split decision, Maia vs Masvidal) and Stephen Thompson (Stephen Thompson vs Jorge Masvidal), but then he has beat Darren Till (Darren Till vs Jorge Masvidal), Ben Askren (4-stars fight, Ben Askren vs Jorge Masvidal) and Nate Diaz (Jorge Masvidal vs Nate Diaz). Usman vs Masvidal, main event of Ufc 251, is valid for the Ufc welterweight title (Usman’s second defense). Watch the video and rate this fight!
Event: UFC 251: Usman vs. Masvidal
Where: UFC Fight Island, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Division: welterweight (170 lbs, 77 kg)
Title: UFC Welterweight Championship
UFC 251 fight card (main fights):
Kamaru Usman vs Jorge Masvidal
Alexander Volkanovski vs Max Holloway 2
Petr Yan vs Jose Aldo
Jessica Andrade vs Rose Namajunas 2
Paige VanZant vs Amanda Ribas
Volkan Oezdemir vs Jiri Prochazka
Marcin Tybura vs Maxim Grishin
Zhalgas Zhumagulov vs Raulian Paiva
Usman’s next fight: Kamaru Usman vs Gilbert Burns
Usman vs Masvidal Fight Video:
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