UFC 261 live blog: Usman-Masvidal 2 and more

Saturday's UFC 261 features three title fights including a rematch for the welterweight title between champion Kamaru Usman (18-1 MMA, 8 KOs) and Jorge Masvidal (35-14 MMA, 16 KOs) in the main event. 

Zhang Weili will put her strawweight title on the line in the co-main event against former champion Rose Namajunas and flyweight champion Valentina Shevchenko looks to defend her belt vs. former strawweight champion Jessica Andrade. UFC 261 is only the second card in UFC history to feature two women's championship bouts.

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The fight card, hosted at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, Florida, will be the first UFC event since the pandemic began to host a full capacity crowd. 

Follow our live blog below to stay updated on all the latest news and highlights from the highly anticipated event.

UFC 261 live blog

UFC 261 main card (Start time 10 p.m. ET, ESPN+ PPV)

  • Kamaru Usman (c) vs. Jorge Masvidal, welterweight title

  • Zhang Weili (c) vs. Rose Namajunas, strawweight title

  • Valentina Shevchenko (c) vs. Jessica Andrade, flyweight title

  • Chris Weidman vs. Uriah Hall, middleweight

  • Jimmy Crute vs. Anthony Smith, light heavyweight

UFC 261 prelims (Live now on ESPN)

  • Randy Brown vs. Alex Oliveira, welterweight

  • Dwight Grant vs. Stefan Sekulic, welterweight

  • Brendan Allen def. Karl Roberson via submission (heel hook) at 4:55 of R1:

UFC 261 early prelims full results

  • Kazula Vargas def. Rongzhu via unanimous decision (29-28 x 2, 30-26) 

  • Jeffrey Molina def. Aoriqileng via unanimous decision (29-28 x 2, 29-27)

  • Ariane Carnelossi def. Na Liang via TKO (punches) at 1:28 of R2:

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