UFC 261: Kamaru Usman Crushes Jorge Masvidal, Rose Namajunas Reclaims Title
By FCF Staff
Here are the results from UFC 261, which saw two champions defend their respective titles, and one belt change hands.
In the main event, Kamaru Usman defended the welterweight title by knocking out Jorge Masvidal with a booming right in round two. The two also fought last summer, when Masvidal took the fight on short notice, and Usman won the bout via decision.
Rose Namajunas reclaimed the strawweight title by flooring Zhang Weili with a head kick in round one, and then finishing the fight with shots from above.
Valentina Shevchenko defended the flyweight title again, by putting away Jessica Andrade with ground-and-pound strikes in round two.
The card also saw Chris Weidman incur a gruesome injury, as he broke his leg shortly into his fight with Uriah Hall, when the latter checked a leg kick attempt.
UFC 261 took place in Jacksonville, Florida.
Kamaru Usman def. Jorge Masvidal via KO (punches) R2, 1:02
Rose Namajunas def. Zhang Weili via KO (head kick and punches) R1, 1:18
Valentina Shevchenko def. Jessica Andrade via TKO (strikes) R2, 3:19
Uriah Hall def. Chris Weidman via TKO (broken leg) R1, 017
Anthony Smith def. Jimmy Crute via TKO (doctor stoppage – leg injury) R1, 5:00
Randy Brown def. Alex Oliveira via submission (rear-naked-choke) R1, 2:50
Dwight Grant def. Stefan Sekulic via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Brendan Allen def. Karl Roberson via submission (heel hook) R1, 4:55
Pat Sabatini def. Tristan Connelly via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
Danaa Batgerel def. Kevin Natividad via TKO (strikes) R1, 0:50
Kazula Vargas def. Rong Zhu via unanimous decision (30-26, 29-28 x2)
Jeff Molina def. Aori Qileng via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-27)
Ariane Carnelossi def. Liang Na via TKO (punches) R2, 1:28