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UFC 251: Usman vs Masvidal 07/11/2020 UFC Picks, Predictions and Betting Previews

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UFC 251 Usman vs Masvidal 07-11-2020 UFC Picks Predictions and Betting Previews

UFC 251: Usman vs Masvidal 07/11/2020 – The Ultimate Fighting Championship will be debuting “Fight Island” in UFC 251 which is located in Yas Island in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates this Saturday, July 11. The location will only hold fighters and staff which means fans can only watch through Pay Per View and UFC Fight Pass subscriptions. The biggest draw for this event is Kamaru Usman defending the UFC Welterweight Championship against Jorge Masvidal. Aside from that, Alexander Volkanovski will also defend his featherweight title against Max Holloway. It is seen by UFC Odds that there will be a Kamaru Usman will prevail over the replacement fighter Jorge Masvidal.

UFC 251: Usman vs Masvidal 07/11/2020

When: Saturday, July 11, 10:00 PM ET
Where: Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
TV: Pay Per View
Stream: UFC Fight Pass

UFC 251: Usman vs Masvidal 07/11/2020 Odds

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Fighter Odds Fighter Odds
Kamaru Usman -250 Jorge Masvidal +200

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Kamaru Usman

Kamaru Usman is a 33-year-old welterweight fighter that hails from Delray Beach, Florida. “The Nigerian Nightmare” stands at six-flat and trains at the Hard Knocks 365 stable. He owns an impressive 16-1 professional MMA record with half of his wins through decisions. Kamaru Usman came to the UFC in July 2015. Immediately, he made an impact by submitting  Hayder Hassan in the second round with an arm-triangle choke. Since then, he has never tasted a defeat in the UFC. He finally earned a title shot after defeating Rafael do Anjos in UFC TUF and went on to win over Tyron Woodley in UFC 235. His last registered fight was in UFC 245 just this December 2019 as he defeated Colby Covington in the fifth round through a knockout.

Jorge Masvidal

Jorge Masvidal is a 35-year-old veteran MMA fighter that came from Miami Florida. “Gamebred” stands at five-foot-eleven and he trains at the world-renowned American Top Team. He has an impressive 35-13 record with 17 wins through decisions and 16 from knockouts. Masvidal has been in the UFC since July 2013. In his first five fights, he has won four. His next four fights after that were a bit of a slump as he lost three fights in that stretch. From July 2016 to January 2017, he won all his fight and that includes beating Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone. After losing two consecutive matches after winning over Cerrone, Masvidal is on a roll once again as he won three fights leading to his latest bout. His last registered match was in November 2019 in UFC 244 as he defeated Nate Diaz in the third round via TKO.

Usman vs Masvidal Betting Numbers

Record 16-1-0 35-13-0
Last Fight Win Win
Country United States United States
Height 6′ 0″ 5′ 11″
Weight (lbs) 170 170
Reach (inches) 76 74
Win by KO/TKO 44% 46%
Win by Submission 6% 6%
Decisions 50% 49%
Strikes landed per minute 4.6 1.7
Striking accuracy 52% 47%
Striking absorbed per minute 2.17 2.94
Striking defense 60% 66%
Takedown average 3.44 1.7
Takedown accuracy 50% 59%
Takedown defense 100% 78%
Submission average 0.2 0.4

Usman vs Masvidal Betting Picks

Jorge Masvidal is coming in as a replacement fighter and with that UFC Betting Odds is going to favor the much more prepared fighter in this match. Usman may be more prepared but never count out Masvidal to put on a great challenge.