Join us today on Bloody Elbow for live results, discussion, round scoring, and play-by-play as UFC 261 goes down live in Jacksonville.
Today’s show will feature a trio of title fights on top. In the headliner, Kamaru Usman and Jorge Masvidal will meet for a second time with Usman’s welterweight title on the line. In addition to that, Valentina Shevchenko will defend her women’s flyweight title against former strawweight champ Jessica Andrade, and Zhang Weili will put her women’s strawweight belt up against former champion Rose Namajunas.
This post will cover the preliminary card. There will be separate posts for the early part of the main card, and each of the three title fights.
Today’s show is a standard PPV. There are four early preliminary card fights, which should kick off around 6pm ET/3pm PT. Those will air on ESPN2 and ESPN+. Things will move to big ESPN and stay on ESPN+ for four more fights at 8pm ET/5pm PT, and then we’ll go over to ESPN+ PPV at 10pm ET/7pm PT as per the norm.