Pros react after Kamaru Usman KO’s Jorge Masvidal at UFC 261

By Christopher Taylor - April 24, 2021

Tonight’s UFC 261 event was headlined by a highly anticipated welterweight title fight rematch featuring Kamaru Usman taking on Jorge Masvidal.

Kamaru Usman, Jorge Masvidal

Usman and Masvidal originally met last July at UFC 251, where ‘The Nigerian Nightmare’ won a clear-cut decision, but ‘Gamebred’ had taken that fight on just six days notice.

Since their first fight, Kamaru Usman (19-1 MMA) went on to defend his title on one occasion, scoring a third round TKO victory over Gilbert Burns at UFC 258.

Kamaru Usman, Jorge Masvidal

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Meanwhile, Jorge Masvidal (35-15 MMA) was returning to the Octagon at UFC 261 for the first time since that aforementioned loss to Kamaru Usman. Prior to that setback, ‘Gamebred’ had reeled off three stoppage wins in a row, including a TKO victory over Nate Diaz which earned him the promotions BMF title.

Tonight’s UFC 261 headliner produced yet another violent finish. After getting the better of Jorge Masvidal in both the stand-up and on the ground in round one, Kamaru Usman quickly put the fight away for good in round two. ‘The Nigerian Nightmare’ landed a massive right hand that flattened Jorge Masvidal and promptly followed up with ground and pound to seal the win.

Official UFC 261 Result: Kamaru Usman def. Jorge Masvidal via KO in Round 2

Check out how the pros reacted to Usman defeating Masvidal below:

Post-fight reactions to Kamaru Usman knocking out Jorge Masvidal:

With tonight’s win at UFC 261, Kamaru Usman is now expected to defend his title against Colby Covington, this per UFC President Dana White.


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