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‘UFC 261’ results: Kamaru Usman vs Jorge Masvidal, Zhang Weili vs Rose Namajunas, Valentina Shevchenko vs Jessica Andrade

  • Promotion: Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC)
  • Title: “UFC 261
  • Venue: VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena, Jacksonville, Florida, United States
  • Date: April 24, 2021
  • Number of bouts: 13

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FIGHT RESULTS

EARLY PRELIMINARY CARD

  1. “Dragon Girl” Na Liang (China) vs Ariane “Sorriso” Carnelossi (Brazil)
  • DIVISION: Women’s Strawweight
  • REFEREE: James Folsom
  • WINNERARIANE CARNELOSSI
  • METHOD: Technical Knockout via Punches
  • TIME AND ROUND: 1:28 of Round 2

2. Qileng Aori (China) vs Jeff “El Jefe” Molina (USA)

  • DIVISION: Flyweight
  • REFEREE: Josh Rutgers
  • WINNER: JEFF MOLINA
  • METHOD: Unanimous Decision
  • TIME AND ROUND: 5:00 of Round 3

3. Rodrigo “Kazula” Vargas (Mexico) vs Zhu Rong (China)

  • DIVISION: Lightweight
  • REFEREE: Keith Peterson
  • WINNERRODRIGO VARGAS
  • METHOD: Unanimous Decision
  • TIME AND ROUND: 5:00 of Round 3

4. Danaa Batgerel (Mongolia) vs Kevin “Quicksand” Natividad (USA)

  • DIVISION: Bantamweight
  • REFEREE: Herb Dean
  • WINNERDANAA BATGEREL
  • METHOD: Technical Knockout via Punches
  • TIME AND ROUND: 0:50 of Round 1

PRELIMINARY CARD

5. Patrick Sabatini (USA) vs Tristan “Boondock” Connelly (Canada)

  • DIVISION: Featherweight
  • REFEREE: Josh Rutgers
  • WINNERPAT SABATINI
  • METHOD: Unanimous Decision
  • TIME AND ROUND: 5:00 of Round 3

6. Karl “Baby K” Roberson (USA) vs Brendan “All In” Allen (USA)

  • DIVISION: Middleweight
  • REFEREE: Dan Miragliotta
  • WINNERBRENDAN ALLEN
  • METHOD: Submission via Ankle Lock
  • TIME AND ROUND: 4:55 of Round 1

7. Dwight “The Body Snatcher” Grant (USA) vs Stefan Sekulić (Serbia)

  • DIVISION: Welterweight
  • REFEREE: James Folsom
  • WINNER: DWIGHT GRANT
  • METHOD: Split Decision
  • TIME AND ROUND: 5:00 of Round 3

8. Alex “Cowboy” Oliveira (Brazil) vs Randy “Rude Boy” Brown (Jamaica)

  • DIVISION: Welterweight
  • REFEREE: Dan Miragliotta
  • WINNER: RANDY BROWN
  • METHOD: Submission via Rear-Naked Choke
  • TIME AND ROUND: 2:50 of Round 1

MAIN CARD

9. Anthony “Lionheart” Smith (USA) vs Jimmy “The Brute” Crute (Australia)

  • DIVISION: Light Heavyweight
  • REFEREE: Keith Peterson
  • WINNERANTHONY SMITH
  • METHOD: Technical Knockout via Doctor Stoppage
  • TIME AND ROUND: 5:00 of Round 1

10. Uriah “Primetime” Hall (USA) vs Chris “The All-American” Weidman (USA)

  • DIVISION: Middleweight
  • REFEREE: Herb Dean
  • WINNERURIAH HALL
  • METHOD: Technical Knockout via Leg Injury
  • TIME AND ROUND: 0:17 of Round 1

11. Valentina “Bullet” Shevchenko (Kyrgyzstan / Peru) vs Jéssica “Bate Estaca” Andrade (Brazil)

  • DIVISION: UFC Women’s Flyweight Championship
  • REFEREE: Dan Miragliotta
  • WINNERVALENTINA SHEVCHENKO
  • METHOD: Technical Knockout via Elbows
  • TIME AND ROUND: 3:19 of Round 2

Co-Main Event

12. “Magnum” Zhang Weili (China) vs Rose “Thug” Namajunas (USA)

  • DIVISION: UFC Women’s Strawweight Championship
  • REFEREE: Keith Peterson
  • WINNERROSE NAMAJUNAS
  • METHOD: Knockout via Head Kick and Punches
  • TIME AND ROUND: 1:18 of Round 1

Main Event

13. Kamaru “The Nigerian Nightmare” Usman (Nigeria / USA) vs Jorge “Gamebred” Masvidal (USA)

  • DIVISION: UFC Welterweight Championship
  • REFEREE: Herb Dean
  • WINNERKAMARU USMAN
  • METHOD: Knockout via Punch
  • TIME AND ROUND: 1:02 of Round 2

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