UFC 261 Usman vs Masvidal 2 Preview, Guide & Betting Odds

Posted: Apr 24, 2021Last updated: Apr 25, 2021

This is The Game Day’s UFC 261 Usman vs Masvidal 2 Preview, Guide & Betting Picks. Betting information provided by BetMGM.



On April 24, UFC’s Dana White‘s dream comes true, as UFC 261 will take place in front of a live, sold-out stadium at Vystar Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, Florida.

The main event is something of a dream as well. Reigning welterweight champion Kamaru Usman will face Jorge Masvidal in a rematch of their UFC 251 fight, which Usman won via unanimous decision (50-45, 50-45, 49-46).


UFC 261: Usman vs. Masvidal 2

Usman vs Masvidal: How To Watch

  • ESPN+, April 24 10:00 p.m. ET. (Main card)

The pay-per-view stream will include 12 undercard fights.


UFC 261 Usman vs Masvidal 2 Betting Odds

(Odds provided by BetMGM)

Kamaru Usman To Win (-400)

The reigning champion, Usman, is the clear betting favorite in this bout. Having already defeated Masvidal once, this will be Usman’s fourth title defense. Last July, Usman dominated Masvidal by unanimous decision.


Jorge Masvidal (+310)

Going against the defending champion, who already had his way in the first fight, there’s no doubt that Masvidal deserves to be the underdog here. But, before that July fight, Masvidal accepted the fight last moment, having to cut 20 pounds and travel across the world in just six days’ notice.

A career 35-14-0, with wins against Nate Diaz and Ben Askren in recent-enough memory, Masvidal has a “fighting" chance of pulling an upset.

And now, your UFC 261 main event betting pick from Adam Kramer for Usman-Masvidal 2:

Usman-Masvidal 2 Betting Pick

Kamaru Usman vs. Jorge Masvidal: Won’t Go the Distance (+125)

I don’t think we’ll see a blueprint of the last fight where Usman just sat on Masvidal for 25 minutes. I think he wants to prove he can throw (which he can), and we might get some fireworks as a result.


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