UFC 261. Kamaru Usman vs. Jorge Masvidal II. The fans are back.
UFC president Dana White has just dropped a bombshell tonight, announcing the return of a capacity crowd will feature at UFC 261 in Jacksonville, Florida on April 24. Along with the fans, White promised an excellent card, with a triple-header of title fights. Welterweight champion Usman will once again meet ‘Gamebred’ Masvidal in the main event, while Valentina Shevchenko defends her flyweight title against Jessica Andrade.
Rounding out the trilogy of title bouts is Rose Namajunas meeting strawweight champion Weili Zhang.
“I have been waiting a year for this day to tell you we are back,” White said via a Twitter video. “UFC 261 on April 24 will be in Jacksonville, Florida with a full house of fans. Full capacity at the VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena. And you know I’m bringing an incredible card. We have three title fights. Kamaru Usman vs. Jorge Masvidal 2. The women’s flyweight championship, Valentina Shevchenko vs. Jessica Andrade and the fight everybody has been waiting for: Weili Zhang vs. Rose Namajunas.
“This is a stacked card in front of 15,000 UFC fans. Tickets go on sale very soon so keep checking on Ticketmaster for details. Ladies and gentlemen. We are back. UFC 261 on April 24. Jacksonville, Florida. Three title fights. 15,000 fans. And I just wanna say thank you, Jacksonville, we love you guys and we will see you soon.”
— danawhite (@danawhite) March 16, 2021