The UFC is all devices go for their return to a full ability group for UFC 261 on April 24 with a card that will boast a few planet title fights.
Dana White ambushed followers with some exciting information Monday when he revealed that Jacksonville, Florida will host the 1st total-potential crowd UFC event due to the fact March 2020. In his online video announcement, not only did he reveal that the UFC would return to a packed viewers, but he shared that in addition to the beforehand introduced title fights in between Weili Zhang and Rose Namajunas at strawweight and Valentina Shevchenko vs. Jessica Andrade at flyweight, Kamaru Usman will also be producing a swift turnaround when he faces Jorge Masvidal for the second time in the card’s most important occasion! Below is the video and entire statement shared by Dana White:
“What’s up, all people? UFC President Dana White right here. And I have been waiting a calendar year for this day to inform you: we are again: UFC 261 on April 24th will be in Jacksonville, Florida with a total home of followers, entire capability, at the VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena, and you know I’m bringing an unbelievable card. We have 3 title fights: the welterweight championship, Kamaru Usman versus Jorge Masvidal II the women’s flyweight championship, Valentina Shevchenko vs. Jessica Andrade and the struggle everybody has been waiting for: the women’s strawweight championship: Weili Zhang vs. Rose Namajunas.
“This is a stacked card in entrance of 15,000 UFC admirers. Tickets go on sale quite quickly, so keep examining Ticketmaster for information. Ladies and gentlemen, we are back. UFC 261 on April 24, Jacksonville, Florida, a few title fights, 15,000 followers. And I just want to say thank you, Jacksonville. I like you guys. And we will see you quickly.”
There have been sturdy rumblings of the UFC making their return to whole-capability events in Texas, but we now know that it is Florida that will have the honor of hosting UFC fans who are hungry for some reside-motion enjoyment! We also now have responses at the top of the welterweight division, with the rumored rematch among Kamaru Usman and Jorge Masvidal now official.
With the three title fights now established, the card for this historic occasion is at the moment as follows:
UFC Welterweight Championship Bout: Kamaru Usman © vs. Jorge Masvidal
UFC Flyweight Championship Bout: Valentina Shevchenko vs. Jessica Andrade
UFC Strawweight Championship Bout: Weili Zhang © vs. Rose Namajunas
Uriah Hall vs. Chris Weidman
Anthony Smith vs. Jimmy Crute
Brendan Allen vs. Karl Roberson
Danaa Batgerel vs. Kevin Nativdad
Qileng Aori vs. Jeffrey Molina
Johnny Munoz vs. Mark Striegl
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