UFC 261 Fight Card

This coming Saturday night, April 24th sees the UFC undertake their first fan-filled arena show in over a year at UFC 261 in Jacksonville, Florida, and they’ve bought a strong card for the occasions, including no less than three title fights.

Headlining the show is a welterewight title rematch as current champion Kamaru Usman looks to prove that his dominant win over Jorge Masvidal last year wasn’t just due to his rival having accepted the fight on short-notice.

In the co-main event Zhang Weili looks to continue her impressive run as the strawweight champion against former champion Rose Namajunas.

The third title fight on the card sees dominant flyweight queen Valentina Shevchenko taking on a potent challenger in former 115lb titleholder Jessica Andrade.

Another former champion, Chris Weidman, also features on the main card as he tries to build on a win last time out when he goes up against Uriah Hall, who is on a three-fight winning streak.

Opening up the main card will be former 205lb title challenger Anthony Smith, who takes on the in-form Jimmy Crute, who has won his last two fights in the first round.

Check out the full UFC 261 card below.

Main Card

Kamaru Usman vs. Jorge Masvidal

Zhang Weili vs. Rose Namajunas

Valentina Shevchenko vs. Jessica Andrade

Chris Weidman vs. Uriah Hall

Anthony Smith vs. Jimmy Crute


Alex Oliveira vs. Randy Brown

Dwight Grant vs. Stefan Sekulic

Karl Roberson vs. Brendan Allen

Patrick Sabatini vs. Tristan Connelly

Early Prelims

Danaa Batgerel vs. Kevin Natividad

Kazula Vargas vs. Rong Zhu

Qileng Aori vs. Jeffrey Molina

Na Liang vs. Ariane Carnelossi

Jamey Simmons vs. Johnny Munoz

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