The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) plans to arrange UFC 261 before a pressed house at the VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, Florida on Saturday, April 24.
On Monday, Dana White, the UFC President declared that they were set to invite fans back to the show for number 261. The headliner is the featuring episode of a rematch between Nigerian-American expert blended military craftsman, Kamaru Usman and Jorge Masvidal.
Remembered for the card are two additional battles with titles on the line. Valentina Shevchenko will protect the ladies’ flyweight title against Jessica Andrade, and Rose Namajunas will challenge ladies’ strawweight champion Zhang Weili for that belt.
Since the beginning of the Covid pandemic, UFC 261 will be just the second significant public game in the United States. Similarly as White reported the arrival of a stuffed house, the Texas Rangers need to go with the same pattern to open up Globe Life Field on April 5 in their match against the Toronto Blue Jays even as inoculation adminstration chokes up across the US.
Recently, Greg Abbott, the Texas lead representative, lifted the state-wide COVID-19 limitations authorized to stem the spread of the infection. This grabbed the eye of White and was behind the certainty of his revelation for UFC 261.
“I need to go to Texas ASAP. I’ll go in the following two, three weeks. I’m good to go. We’ll be first. We’ll open this thing up, we’ll sell it out and be on our way,” White enthused.
After Usman dispatched Gilbert Burns through third-round TKO at UFC 258 on Saturday February 13, he promptly got down on Jorge Masvidal as his next rival. The American blended military craftsman, Masvidal, has not won a battle since beating Nate Diaz on Saturday, November 2 two years prior. His lone other battle from that point forward was that consistent choice misfortune to Usman in July a year ago, however he just had six days to get ready subsequent to tolerating the battle.
He has since blamed that and has been vocal in his case that a full instructional course would have a definitive effect. As of now, there has all the earmarks of being a veritable inclination of hostility between the two contenders, and Usman will need to dispel any confusion air on Masvidal taking advantage of the pardon that he lost simply because of an abbreviated camp.
It makes the interest in the session even more increased, something which a live crowd will enhance.