Belts on The Line
Tape rankings @ Welterweight
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 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 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 ring with a record of 35 wins, 13 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 3 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 31 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 60 less professional rounds, 63 to Masvidal's 123.
Usman vs Masvidal form
Usman had won 5 of his most recent fights, stopping 1 of them, going to the judges 4 times.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had beat Tyron Woodley at UFC 235 on 2nd March 2019 by unanimous decision in their UFC Welterweight championship fight at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, United States.
Previous to that, he had beat 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.
Going into that contest, he had won 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.
Before that, he had beat 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.
He had defeated S rgio Moraes at UFC Fight Night 116 on 16th September 2017 by knockout in the 1st round at PPG Paints Arena, Pittsburgh.
Usman's last 5 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 4 months and 5 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 10 months and 13 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 19 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3.8 rounds on average.
Masvidal's last 4 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 11 months and 24 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 2 months and 30 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 10 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.5 rounds on average.