Jul 11 2020
Saturday

UFC Fight Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Main Event
5 rounds contest @ Welterweight
16-1-0
UD 5
UD 5
35-13-0

Belts on The Line

UFC Welterweight Championship

The tape

37
Age
39
6' 0" / 183 cm
Height
5' 11" / 180 cm
77.6" / 197 cm
Reach
72.8" / 185 cm

Tape record

KOUDUDUDUD
Form
KOKOKOUDSD
16
Wins
35
7
By KO
16
44
KO%
46
1
By SUB
2
6
SUB%
6
1
Loses
13
0
Stopped
1
1
Tapped
2
0
Draws
0
2012
Debut
2003
17
Bouts
48
48
Rounds
118
3 hours, 43 minutes
Fight Time
9 hours, 8 minutes

Tape rankings @ Welterweight

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UFC
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Bellator
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Tapology
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Kamaru Usman vs Jorge Masvidal report

Who won Usman vs Masvidal?

Kamaru Usman beat Jorge Masvidal by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest during the main event of UFC 251, on Saturday 11th July 2020 at UFC Fight Island in Abu Dhabi.

The scorecards were announced in favor of the 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 octagon with a record of 16 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, 7 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 1 by submission.

Jorge Masvidal made his way to the cage with a record of 35 wins, 13 losses and 0 draws, 16 of those wins coming by knock out and 2 by submission.

Kamaru Usman's UFC record stood at 15-3-0, while Jorge Masvidal's came in at 12-10-0.

The stats suggested Masvidal had a slight advantage in power over Usman, with a 46% knock out percentage over Usman's 44%.

If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested that Usman and Masvidal would have been pretty equal, both with a 6% submission rate.

Kamaru Usman was the younger man by 2 years, at 37 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 31 fewer fights, and made his debut in 2012, 9 years and 6 months later than Masvidal, whose first professional fight was in 2003. He had fought 57 less professional rounds, 76 to Masvidal's 133.

Usman vs Masvidal form

Usman had won all 5 of his most recent fights, stopping 1 opponent and going to the judges 4 times.

In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had won against Colby Covington at UFC 245 on 14th December 2019 by knockout in the 5th round in their UFC Welterweight championship fight at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, United States.

Previous to that, he had beaten Tyron Woodley at UFC 235 on 2nd March 2019 by unanimous decision in their UFC Welterweight championship fight at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas.

Going into that contest, he had defeated Rafael dos Anjos at The Ultimate Fighter 28 Finale on 30th November 2018 by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest at The Pearl at the Palms, Las Vegas.

Before that, he was victorious against Demian Maia at UFC Fight Night 129 on 19th May 2018 by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest at Movistar Arena, Santiago, Chile.

He had won against Emil Weber Meek at UFC Fight Night 124 on 14th January 2018 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Scottrade Center, St. Louis, United States.

Jorge Masvidal had stopped 1 of his last 5 opponents.

In his last fight before this contest, he had lost to Gilbert Burns at UFC 287 on 8th April 2023 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Miami-Dade Arena, Miami, United States.

Previous to that, he had been beaten by Colby Covington at UFC 272 on 5th March 2022 by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas.

Going into that contest, he had been defeated by Kamaru Usman at UFC 261 on 24th April 2021 by knockout in the 2nd round in their UFC Welterweight championship fight at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena, Jacksonville.

Before that, 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.

He had beaten Nate Diaz at UFC 244 on 2nd November 2019 by knockout in the 3rd round at Madison Square Garden, New York City, United States.

Activity check

In terms of activity leading into the fight, Jorge Masvidal had been fighting more than Kamaru Usman.

Going to this contest, Kamaru Usman had last fought 4 years, 5 months and 30 days ago, while Jorge Masvidal's last outing had been 1 year, 2 months and 5 days ago.

Usman's last 5 fights had come over a period of 6 years, 4 months and 30 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 3 months and 13 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 23 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 4.6 rounds on average.

Masvidal's last 5 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 7 months and 11 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 11 months and 3 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 18 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3.6 rounds on average.

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