Belts on The Line
Tape rankings @ Welterweight
Who won Usman vs Masvidal?
Kamaru Usman beat Jorge Masvidal by , during the main event of UFC 261, on Saturday 24th April 2021 at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Kamaru Usman.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 5 rounds in the Welterweight division, which meant the weight limit was 170 pounds (12.1 stone or 77.1 KG).
This contest was for the UFC welterweight championship.
Usman vs Masvidal stats
Kamaru Usman stepped into the ring with a record of 18 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, 8 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 1 by submission.
Jorge Masvidal made his way to the ring with a record of 35 wins, 14 loses and 0 draws, with 16 of those wins by knock out and 2 by submission.
The stats suggested Masvidal had a slight advantage in power over Usman, with a 46% knock out percentage over Usman's 44%.
Kamaru Usman was the younger man by 2 years, at 34 years old.
Usman had a height advantage of 1 inch over Masvidal. That also extended to a 5-inch reach advantage.
Usman was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 30 less fights, and made his debut in 2012, 9 year and 6 months later than Masvidal, whose first professional fight was in 2003. He had fought 67 less professional rounds, 56 to Masvidal's 123.
Usman vs Masvidal form
Jorge Masvidal had stopped 3 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had lost to Kamaru Usman at UFC 251 on 11th July 2020 by unanimous decision in their UFC Welterweight championship fight at UFC Fight Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
Previous to that, he had beat Nate Diaz at UFC 244 on 2nd November 2019 by knockout in the 3rd round at Madison Square Garden, New York City, United States.
Going into that contest, he had won against Ben Askren at UFC 239 on 6th July 2019 by knockout in the 1st round at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas.
Before that, he had beat Darren Till at UFC on ESPN+ 5 on 16th March 2019 by knockout in the 2nd round at 02 Arena, London, United Kingdom.
He had been beaten by Stephen Thompson at UFC 217 on 4th November 2017 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Madison Square Garden, New York City, United States.
Usman's last 4 fights had come over a period of 4 years and 1 day, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year. In those fights, he fought a total of 14 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3.5 rounds on average.
Masvidal's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 10 months and 13 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 9 months and 9 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 14 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.8 rounds on average.