Kamaru Usman delivered on his promise of a end, scoring a second-round KO of Jorge Masvidal to retain the UFC welterweight championship
Kamaru Usman left little doubt within the Octagon as soon as once more, however this time it was by the use of a devastating knockout of Jorge Masvidal to retain the UFC welterweight championship at UFC 261.
The pair first met at UFC 251 in July, with Masvidal filling in for Gilbert Burns on a couple of week’s discover. It was a one-sided determination for Usman, who utilized his grappling and wrestling experience to principally negate Masvidal’s placing.
Usman, the winner of The Final Fighter season 21 and the primary Nigerian-born champion in UFC historical past, entered this combat with a 13-0 UFC report and no losses since dropping his second skilled MMA combat.
Usman claimed the UFC welterweight title by defeating Tyron Woodley at UFC 235. Along with the primary combat with Masvidal, Usman retained the title towards Colby Covington at UFC 245 and Gilbert Burns at UFC 258.
Masvidal has not fought for the reason that first combat with Usman. He, after all, had a tremendous 2019 during which he knocked out Darren Until, scored the quickest end in UFC historical past towards Ben Askren and scored a uncommon TKO (by way of physician’s stoppage) of Nate Diaz to win the ‘BMF’ belt.
See how fellow fighters reacted to Kamaru Usman retaining welterweight title towards Jorge Masvidal as soon as once more
After some feeling out and early exchanging, Usman managed to get in and rating a takedown on Masvidal within the opening spherical. It took Masvidal a short while to get again up on the ft, and when the combat returned to standing, Usman landed a few robust jabs on Masvidal.
Then, early within the second, a robust proper hand from Usman knocked Masvidal limp, finishing the job by hammer fisting Masvidal into unconsciousness.
See how fighters felt in regards to the rematch:
With the win, Usman now extends his win streak to 14, the second-longest in UFC historical past. He’s two wins shy of tying Anderson Silva for the report.
UFC 261 takes place on Saturday, April 24, 2021, stay from the VyStar Enviornment in Jacksonville, FL. Observe together with FanSided for all of your stay information and highlights.