UNDEFEATED CHAMPION, KAMARU USMAN BEATS JORGE MASVIDAL TO RETAIN THE WELTERWEIGHT TITLE IN UFC 261 TITLE FIGHT.
Tonight’s UFC 261 title fight was an unbelievable night of action in the Welterweight history, as its current champion Kamaru Usman ‘The Nigerian Nightmare’ set the VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, Florida on fire when he defeated professional mixed martial artist, Jorge ‘Gamebred’ Masvidal in a suspenseful and hugely animated rematch for the UFC 261 Welterweight championship title.
An unforgettable sold-out fight night that lived up to all the hype, was worth every penny as undefeated welterweight champion, Kamaru Usman, known for his clinches, cuts and slugfests, had a determined look throughout the fight to win the match and retain the title. His goal for the rematch was simple: to break Masvidal and this he did, excitingly, categorically and thoroughly.
It’s no secret that Kamaru Usman was unsatisfied with the outcome of their previous encounter, last year. Even though he won the fight, the win wasn’t quite how he envisioned it so tonight’s win is a cemented victory for the indefatigable champion. Masvidal who is known for his punching power couldn’t withstand the Nigerian nightmare’s deft moves and strikes to clinch the win. Kamaru is a wrestler who takes full advantage of his superior skills in the ring and always has a tactical strategy to secure the win. He has always finds a way to break his opponents and tonight, he succeeded with Masvidal. According to the champion, ”Masvidal is the biggest, baddest dude out there right now. I always have to make a mental shift when I train for a fight. I trained for Masvidal and I had a game plan.”
Even though the undefeated champion was the fan favourite to win tonight’s UFC 261 fight having surpassed former champion, Georges St-Pierre’s record for the most consecutive welterweight victories and has lost just one fight from 19 bouts in his six-year UFC career to date, the Nigerian nightmare has suddenly become the man to beat as he yet again proves why he is such a fine champion. With this win, who knows? Perhaps there will be an anticipated trilogy fight between both Usman and Masvidal sometime in the near future.