Watch the UFC 261 Pre-fight Press Conference live stream on MMAWeekly.com. The press conference takes place on Thursday, April 22 at 4 p.m. ET / 1 p.m. PT. It features Dana White, Kamaru Usman, Jorge Masvidal, Zhang Weili, Rose Namajunas, Valentina Shevchenko, and Jessica Andrade.
UFC 261 welcomes back fans at full capacity at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, Fla., with a stacked card headlined by three championship bouts. The main event will see a thrilling welterweight championship rematch when Kamaru Usman defends against No. 4 ranked contender Jorge Masvidal. In a highly anticipated women’s strawweight championship bout, Zhang Weili faces former champion and No. 1 ranked contender Rose Namajunas. Women’s flyweight champion Valentina Shevchenko goes for her fifth consecutive title defense against No. 1 ranked contender Jessica Andrade.
UFC 261: Usman vs. Masvidal II takes place on Saturday, April 24, at The Apex in Las Vegas
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UFC 261 START TIME
- Date: Saturday, April 24
- Time: 6:00 p.m. ET
- Main event: 12:15 a.m. ET
UFC 261: Kamaru Usman vs. Jorge Masvidal 2 takes place on Saturday with the early prelims kicking the event off at 6:00 p.m. ET, before the pay-per-view main card begins at 10 p.m. ET. Usman and Masvidal should enter the Octagon at around 12:15 a.m. ET, depending on the length of the undercard bouts.
UFC 261 TV CHANNEL, LIVE STREAM
- U.S .: ESPN, ESPN+
In the United States, the PPV price for UFC 261 for current ESPN+ subscribers is $69.99. New subscribers have the option of bundling an annual ESPN+ subscription and the fight for $89.98. The first half of the preliminary card can be seen on ESPN+ at 6:00 p.m. ET before switching over to ESPN at 8 p.m. ET.
In Canada, the prelims (6:00 p.m. ET) are on TSN5 and the main card is available on PPV.
In the U.K., UFC 260 can be seen live on BT Sport 1 (prelims at 11:00 p.m. GMT and main card at 3 a.m. on Sunday).
In Germany, Austria, Italy, and Spain, the UFC 260 main card (4 a.m. CET Sunday) is available on DAZN, the global sports streaming service.
More details about how to watch in other countries can be found at UFC.com.
WHERE IS UFC 261?
The card will be held at the VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, Florida. This will be the first UFC event in the United States since UFC 248 in March 2020 that a full capacity will be inside a facility. Usman and Masvidal compete at the venue for the first time.
UFC 261 FIGHT ODDS
Bet MGM (as of April 19) has installed Usman as the whopping favorite at -400 to easily win the rematch. Placing a bet on Usman means you’d need to bet $400 to win $100. Meanwhile, Masvidal is at +310 meaning if you bet $100, you’d net $310.
KAMARU USMAN RECORD AND BIO
- Nationality: Nigerian
- Born: May 11, 1987
- Height: 6-0
- Reach: 76 inches
- Total fights: 19
- Record: 18-1
JORGE MASVIDAL RECORD, AND BIO
- Nationality: American
- Born: Nov. 12, 1984
- Height: 5-11
- Reach: 74″
- Total fights: 49
- Record: 35-14
UFC 261 FIGHT CARD
- Kamaru Usman (c) vs. Jorge Masvidal 2 for Usman’s Welterweight title
- Zhang Weili (c) vs. Rose Namajunas for Weili’s Women’s Strawweight title
- Valentina Shevchenko (c) vs. Jéssica Andrade for Shevchenko’s Women’s Flyweight title
- Uriah Hall vs. Chris Weidman 2; Middleweight
- Anthony Smith vs. Jimmy Crute; Light Heavyweight
- Alex Oliveira vs. Randy Brown; Welterweight
- Dwight Grant vs. Stefan Sekulić; Welterweight
- Karl Roberson vs. Brendan Allen; Middleweight
- Patrick Sabatini vs. Tristan Connelly; Featherweight
- Danaa Batgerel vs. Kevin Natividad; Bantamweight
- Kazula Vargas vs. Rong Zhu; Lightweight
- Qileng Aori vs. Jeffrey Molina; Flyweight
- Na Liang vs. Ariane Carnelossi; Women’s Strawweight