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UFC 261: Usman vs Masvidal 04/24/2021 Odds, Picks and Predictions

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UFC 261 Usman vs Masvidal 04-24-2021 Odds Picks and Predictions

UFC 261: Usman vs Masvidal 04/24/2021 – The Ultimate Fighting Championship is saving the best for last for the month with UFC 261 commencing this Saturday, April 24. This will be the first time that the organization will be welcoming a live audience at the Vystar Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, Florida. Pay Per View and UFC Fight Pass will also have the matches available on their platforms. Three title fights are slated for this event. The biggest one will be Kamaru Usman defending the UFC welterweight championship in a rematch against weight division rival Jorge Masvidal. Usman won their first encounter back in July 2020 through a unanimous decision. It is seen in UFC live betting odds that the results of this match will be the same with Kamaru Usman having a wide gap against Jorge Masvidal. 

UFC 261: Usman vs Masvidal 04/24/2021

When: Saturday, April 24, 10:00 PM ET
Where: VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena, Jacksonville, Florida
TV: Pay Per View
Stream: UFC Fight Pass

UFC 261: Usman vs Masvidal 04/24/2021 Odds

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Fighter Odds Fighter Odds
Kamaru Usman -420 Jorge Masvidal +335

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Kamaru Usman

Kamaru Usman is known as “The Nigerian Nightmare” and this 33-year-old fighter came from Delray Beach in Florida, USA. He has been representing and sharpening his skills at the Sanford MMA fight team. Usman is a natural welterweight that stands at six feet. His professional fighting record is now at an impressive 18-1 with those wins divided into nine decisions, eight knockouts, and a submission. Since winning the UFC welterweight championship against Tyron Woodley, he has successfully defended the belt three times. The most recent was this February 2021 in UFC 258 as he knocked out Gilbert Burns.

Jorge Masvidal

Jorge Masvidal is a 36-year-old veteran fighter and his hometown is located in Miami, Florida in the USA. He is known as “Gamebred” inside the MMA cage and has been training at the American Top Team. Masvidal stands at five-foot-eleven and this natural welterweight has an impressive professional MMA record of 35-14. 18 of those victories came from knockouts while also having 17 decisions and two submissions under his name. The last match that Jorge Masvidal fought was his title shot against Kamaru Usman back in UFC 251 which he lost via unanimous decision. Prior to that, he was on a three-fight winning streak. 

Usman vs Masvidal Betting Numbers

Record 18-1-0 35-14-0
Last Fight Win Loss
Country USA USA
Height 6’0″ 5’11”
Weight (lbs) 170 170
Reach (in) 76 74
Win by KO/TKO 44% 46%
Win by Submission 6% 6%
Decisions 0% 49%
Strikes landed per minute 4.66 4.20
Striking accuracy 54% 47%
Striking absorbed per minute 2.33 3.00
Striking defense 58% 65%
Takedown average 3.22 1.75
Takedown accuracy 47% 59%
Takedown defense 100% 77%
Submission average 0.10 0.40

Usman vs Masvidal Betting Picks

This is going to be a rematch between both fighters and expect this to go far as well. This time around, Kamaru Usman knows Jorge Masvidal better and he is the favored fighter in the best online betting websites. Don’t be surprised if Usman sets the divide by finishing this match early.