UFC 261: Ladies Night
This coming Saturday, April 24th live on PPV in Jacksonville, Florida with a 15,000 SOLD OUT arena in attendance. We have a UFC treat “THREE TITLE FIGHTS” on the card. UFC holds their first full-capacity event since the COVID-19 pandemic.
The headliner of the main event Kamaru Usman vs Jorge Masvidal as they run it back in this rematch fight, Usman will look to defend his welterweight title and have you put some “Respect on his Name!” Then we have Valentina Shevchenko vs Jessica Andrade, Schevchenko will defend her flyweight title against former strawweight champion Andrade. On this card we will also have Weili Zhang vs Rose Namajunas, Zhang the current 115-pound champion will look to defend her title against former champ Namajunas.
Women's flyweight champ Valentina Shevchenko defends her title against Jessica Andrade. Andrade is possibly the best contender to take on Valentina Shevchenko right now, she will attempt to pull off the upset. To dethrone the champion Andrade will need to control the ground effectively. Shevchenko is a decorated striker she has shown many times how dangerous she is on the feet. If this fight remains on the feet, Shevchenko will continue to rule the flyweight division with an iron fist.
Zhang makes her second defense against former champion Rose Namajunas. Zhang's win over Jedrzejczyk will go down in history as one of the greatest woman’s title fights in UFC history. Namajunas will look to recapture strawweight gold, she will need to be on her game come fight night against Zhang. Zhang knows very well what lies ahead and her quest is not over. A Chinese proverb says, “However strong you are, there’s always someone stronger, as there’s always a taller mountain.” There is always something to learn, Zhang is learning more and more each fight. This fight is expected to be another classic I give this fight to Zhang she will KO Namajunas in round 2 both fighters have great qualities I feel Zhang is just on another level building her legacy, your thoughts?
UFC 261 FIGHT CARD
Kamaru Usman vs. Jorge Masvidal
Zhang Weili vs. Rose Namajunas
Valentina Shevchenko vs. Jéssica Andrade
Uriah Hall vs. Chris Weidman
Anthony Smith vs. Jimmy Crute
Preliminary Card (ESPN / ESPN+)
Alex Oliveira vs. Randy Brown
Dwight Grant vs. Stefan Sekulić
Karl Roberson vs. Brendan Allen
Patrick Sabatini vs. Tristan Connelly
Early Preliminary Card (ESPN2 / ESPN+)
Danaa Batgerel vs. Kevin Natividad
Kazula Vargas vs. Rong Zhu
Qileng Aori vs. Jeffrey Molina
Na Liang vs. Ariane Carnelossi