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UFC 261 record rundown: Can Kamaru Usman add to his UFC record?

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Unbeaten in 13 UFC fights, Kamaru Usman is racking up welterweight records, including one against Jorge Masvidal

Kamaru Usman faces Jorge Masvidal at UFC 261
Kamaru Usman faces Jorge Masvidal at UFC 261
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On February 12, Kamaru Usman was tied for the longest winning streak in UFC welterweight history. Unbeaten since he joined the promotion in 2015, Usman had scored victories in 12 straight fights. During that run, Usman won the welterweight crown and defended it twice. His third title defense was scheduled for February 13, 2021, opposite Gilbert Burns. A win would put Usman at 13 consecutive victories and break the tie he was in with Georges St-Pierre.

Thirty-four seconds into the third stanza of his fight against Burns, Usman stood alone. The 33-year-old knocked out Burns, retained his title, and won his 13th straight fight. On Saturday, the champion looks to defend his 170-pound crown a fourth time and keep his winning streak alive when he faces Jorge Masvidal in the main event of the UFC 261 pay-per-view card.

Besides his lengthy winning streak, Usman has several other UFC welterweight records, including a 100 percent takedown defense and zero seconds of total bottom position time. And for those who think of Usman as a wrestler, he has set many single fight records based on his striking in the welterweight division. That includes landing the most total leg strikes in a UFC 170-pound bout when he faced. Masvidal in 2020. In that matchup, which Usman won by unanimous decision, the champion landed 93 total leg strikes.

Below is a look at the UFC records of Usman and Masvidal before their rematch at the top of the UFC 261 fight card.

UFC 261 takes place Saturday at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, Florida. The main card streams on ESPN+ pay-per-view following prelims on ESPN and ESPN+ and early prelims on ESPN+ and UFC Fight Pass.

UFC 261 record rundown: Usman vs. Masvidal 2

Kamaru Usman Jorge Masvidal
Kamaru Usman Jorge Masvidal
Overall UFC records Overall UFC records
Overall UFC welterweight records Overall UFC welterweight records
Usman ranks first in UFC welterweight history with 0:00 bottom position time Masvidal is tied for fifth in UFC welterweight histry with six knockout wins
Usman ranks first in UFC welterweight history with 0:00 bottom position percentage
Usman ranks first in UFC welterweight history with a 13-fight winning streak
Usman ranks first in UFC welterweight history in takedown defense at 100 percent
Usman ranks second in UFC welterweight history in longest average fight time at 16:50
Usman ranks third in UFC welterweight history with plus 2.33 striking differential
Usman ranks third in UFC welterweight history with 1:55:14 of control time
Usman is tied for third in UFC welterweight history with nine decision wins
Usman is tied for third in UFC welterweight history with four title fight wins
Usman ranks fourth in UFC welterweight history with 1,877 total strikes landed
Usman ranks fifth in UFC welterweight history with 1,020 significant strikes landed
Usman ranks fifth in UFC welterweight history in significant striking accuracy at 54.2 percent
Usman ranks fifth in UFC welterweight history with 52.6 control time percentage
Usman ranks sixth in UFC welterweight history with 1:15:36 top position time
Usman is tied for seventh in UFC welterweight history with 13 wins
Usman ranks seventh in UFC welterweight history with 47 takedowns landed
UFC welterweight single fight records UFC welterweight single fight records
Usman ranks first in total leg strikes landed with 93 in one UFC welterweight fight - vs. Jorge Masvidal on 7-11-20 Masvidal ranks first in fastest finish in a UFC welterweight fight at 0:05 vs. Ben Askren on 7-6-19
Usman ranks first in total body strikes landed with 192 in one UFC welterweight fight - vs. Tyron Woodley on 3-2-19 Masvidal ranks first in fastest KO in a UFC welterweight fight at 0:05 vs. Ben Askren on 7-6-19
Usman ranks first in total clinch strikes landed with 190 in one UFC welterweight fight - vs. Tyron Woodley on 3-2-19 Masvidal ranks fourth with 156 total clinch strikes in one UFC welterweight fight - 156 vs. Benson Henderson on 11-28-15
Usman ranks first in total strikes landed with 336 in one UFC welterweight fight - vs. Tyron Woodley on 3-2-19
Usman ranks first in significant body strikes landed with 83 in one UFC welterweight fight - vs. Tyron Woodley on 3-2-19
Usman ranks first in significant clinch strikes landed with 78 in one UFC welterweight fight - vs. Tyron Woodley on 3-2-19
Usman ranks second with 156 distance strikes landed in a single UFC welterweight fight - vs. Colby Covington 12-14-19
Usman is tied for second with 12 takedowns landed in a single UFC welterweight fight - vs. Rafael dos Anjos 11-30-18
Usman ranks second with a striking differential of +107 in one UFC welterweight fight - vs. Tyron Woodley on 3-2-19
Usman ranks third in significant body strikes landed with 85 in one UFC welterweight fight - vs.Colby Covongton on 12-14-19
Usman ranks fourth in total strikes landed with 263 in one UFC welterweight fight vs Jorge Masvidal on 7-11-20
Usman ranks fifth with 175 significant strikes landed in one UFC welterweight fight - vs. Colby Covington 12-14-19
Usman is tied for fifth in total clinch strikes landed with 153 in one UFC welterweight fight - vs. Tyron Woodley on 3-2-19
Usman is tied for sixth in takedowns attempted with 19 in one UFC welterweight fight vs. Emil Meek on 1-14-18
Usman ranks sixth with a significant striking percentage of 75.8 percent in one UFC welterweight fight vs. Emil Meek 1-14-18
Usman ranks seventh with 360 significant srikes attempted in one UFC welterweight fight - vs. Colby Covington 12-14-19
Usman is tied for seventh in significant body strikes landed with 49 in one UFC welterweight fight - vs. Jorge Masvidal on 7-11-20
Usman ranks seventh in toal body strikes landed with 88 in one UFC welterweight fight - vs. Jorge Masvidal on 7-11-20
Usman ranks eighth in total leg strikes landed with 53 in one UFC welterweight fight - vs. Tyron Woodley on 3-2-19
Usman is tied for eighth in takedowns attempted with 18 one UFC welterweight fight - vs. Rafael dos Anjos on 11-30-18
Usman ranks ninth in total strikes attempted with 390 in one UFC welterweight fight - vs. Colby Covington 12-14-19
UFC welterweight single round records UFC welterweight single round records
Usman is tied for third in one UFC welterweight round with five takedowns landed - vs. Rd 1 vs. Hayder Hassan on 7-12-15
Usman is tied for seventh in one UFC welterweight round with seven takedown attempts - Rd 1 vs. Emil Meek on 1-14-18