UFC 261: Kamaru Usman vs. Jorge Masvidal 2 – 25/04/2021- Tip

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Usman vs Masvidal Tip
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Kamaru Usman vs. Jorge Masvidal 2 – 25/04/2021- Tip

Kamaru Usman vs Jorge Masvidal 2 (25/04/2021) – One of the most anticipated fights between the two giants, Kamaru Usman and Jorge Masvidal will take place at the VyStar Veteran’s Memorial Arena, in Jacksonville Florida. The start time of this epic fight is 4:20.

This main event of UFC 261 will be so exciting to watch, since it will welcome 15,000 fans for the first time since the beginning of the Coronavirus pandemic. What can we expect in this upcoming ‘battle’ between them? See the most important information, statistics and predictions!  

Interesting facts about Kamaru Usman vs. Jorge Masvidal Fight

Coming into this rematch against Masvidal, Kamaru Usman has managed to achieve 13 straight wins. This amazing achievement was the second-best streak in UFC,  which has tied him with other legends, such as Nurmangomedv and Jones. The first-best streak has been achieved by Silva, who had 16 straight wins. 

Jorge Masvidal hasn’t been knocked out since June of 2008. Since then, his 11 defeats have come via scorecards of the judges. So far, he has won 17 straight to take his professional record to 19-1. 

When it comes to Kamaru Usman and Jorge Masvidal upcoming fight, it’s interesting to know that Kamaru Usman took down Masvidal at least 1 time in 4 of the 5 rounds in their first fight. 

Kamaru Usman Form for Fight

In this rematch of their UFC 251 fight, famous welterweight champion, Kamaru Usman, who dominated rival Masvidal last July, is about to make his second title defense against Masvidal. The ‘Nigerian Nightmare’ is one-of-a-kind striker and is ranked No.2 in its MMA pound-for-pound rankings by ESPN.

At the moment, Kamaru averages 3.44 takedowns per 15 minutes, and has managed to land 51% of the takedown attempts. So far, he has gone to a decision 9 times in his 18 career wins. 

  • Record: 18-1-0. 
  • Arm Reach: 76
  • Leg reach: 41
  • Average fight time: 16:50
  • Knockdown Average: 0.48
  • Significant Strikes: 54%
  • Defense: 58%

Jorge Masvidal Form for Fight

Over the past few years, Jorge has become a welterweight star from ‘journeyman’. Although he has failed in attempting to win a real UFC title, since he was defeated for five rounds, Jorge Masvidal will give his best in order to win against the champion Usman.

Since he had to lose approximately 20 pounds for the UFC 251 fight last year, which was a big and successful challenge for Masvidal. He’s done that in order to make the welterweight limit of 170 pounds. Now, Jorge is 9 pounds away from the weight class, so according to his own words he is quite ready to ‘rock’n’roll’ in this upcoming UFC match. 

  • Record: 35-14-0
  • Arm Reach: 74
  • Leg reach: 39.5 
  • Average fight time: 13:22
  • Knockdown Average: 0.49
  • Significant Strikes: 47%
  • Defense: 65%

Stats for the match Usman vs Masvidal

Kamaru Usman – date birth, height, weight, association, class, wins, losses, etc.

  • Born: 1987-05-11 (Age 33)
  • Height: 6’0 (182.88 cm)
  • Weight: 170 LBS (77.11kg)
  • Association: Sanford MMA
  • Class: Welterweight
  • Country: Delray Beach, Florida, United States
  • Wins: 18 (8 ko/tko 44%; 1 submissions – 6%; 9 decisions – 50%)
  • Losses: 1 (0 k/tko; 1 submission – 100%; 0 decisions)

Jorge Masvidal – date birth, height, weight, association, class, wins, losses, etc.

  • Born: 1984-11-12
  • Height: 5’11 (180.43cm)
  • Weight: 170 LBS (77.11kg)
  • Association: American Top Team
  • Class: Welterweight
  • Country: Miami, Florida, United States
  • Wins: 35 (18 ko/tko 46%, 2 submissions 6%, 17 decisions 49%)
  • Losses: 14 (1 ko/tko 7%; 2 submissions 14%; 11 decisions 79%)

Significant Strikes of Kamaru Usman

Landed by target

  • Head: 45%
  • Body: 52%
  • Leg: 2%

Landed by position:

  • Distance: 44%
  • Clinch: 41%
  • Ground: 13%

Per Round:

  • RD1: 18 of 40 – 45%
  • RD2: 27 of 32 – 84%
  • RD3: 14 of 27 – 51%
  • RD4: 23 of 31 – 74%
  • RD5: 12 of 21 – 57%

Significant Strikes of Jorge Masvidal

Landed by target

  • Head: 34%
  • Body: 43%
  • Leg: 21%

Landed by position

  • Distance: 57%
  • Clinch: 40%
  • Ground: 1%

Per Round

  • RD1:24 of 43 – 55%
  • RD2: 20 of 32 – 62%
  • RD3: 12 of 19 – 63%
  • RD4: 6 of 15 – 40%
  • RD5: 4 of 16 – 25%

Totals – Kamaru Usman and Jorge Masvidal 

Kamaru Usman 

  • KD: 0
  • Sig. Str.: 94 of 151
  • Sig. Str. %: 62%
  • Total Strikes: 263 of 341
  • Td: 5 of 16
  • Td %: 31%
  • Sub. Att: 0
  • Rev.: 0
  • CTRL: 16:38

Jorge Masvidal

  • KD: 0
  • Sig. Str.: 66 of 125
  • Sig. Str. %: 52%
  • Total Strikes: 88 of 157
  • Td: 0 of 0 
  • Td %: –
  • Sub. Att: 0
  • Rev.: 0
  • CTRL: 0.00

Prediction of Usman vs Masvidal match

We can say that Usman is a heavy favorite at -380. His dominance of the welterweight division is pretty likely to continue. Kamaru’s best tactic is to negate Masvidal’s strikes and maul him, like he did in the last UFC 251. 

Best Bet: Kamaru Usman Winner

Value Bet: Usman by Decision Method Of Victory 

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