Three! That’s right, three title fights are on tap for UFC 261 on Saturday, April 24, in front of fans for the first time in the United States since the pandemic began at the Jacksonville Arena. Highlighting the card is the welterweight championship fight between Kamaru Usman and Jorge Masvidal, a rematch of UFC 251’s main event.
Additionally, Rose Namajunas challenges China’s Zhang Weili for the women’s strawweight title and Jessica Andrade tries to dethrone Valentina Schevchenko for the women’s flyweight belt.
Check back in on Saturday for Question Mark Kicks, live on Youtube two hours before the card (prelims are set for 6 p.m. ET) begins. Also, watch the fights with Matt and Craig with the Fight Companion, which will go live for the main card at 10 p.m. ET.
Ariane Carnelossi (-205)
Record: 12-2 (0-1 UFC) | Age: 28 Height: 5-2 | Reach: 61.5″ Wins: 8 KO, 1 SUB | Losses: 1 KO, 1 SUB Recent fights: L to Angela Hill (R3 doctor stoppage); def. Ketlen Souza (R3 KO); def. Joice Mara (split dec.)
Na Liang (+168)
Record: 15-4 (UFC debut) | Age: 24 Height: 5-9 | Reach: 67″ Wins: 4 KO, 9 SUB | Losses: 1 KO, 2 SUB Recent fights: def. Mengnan Liu (R1 armbar); def. Xiaocan Feng (R1 armbar); def. Asia Klyutova (R1 TKO)
Jeff Molina (-110)
Record: 8-2 (UFC debut) | Age: 23 Height: 5-6 | Reach: 69″ Wins: 2 KO, 5 SUB | Losses: 1 SUB Recent fights: def. Jacob Silva (un. dec.); def. Kenny Porter (R2 triangle); def. Chancey Wilson (R1 RNC)
Record: 11-4 (0-2 UFC) | Age: 35 Height: 5-8 | Reach: 71.5″ Wins: 7 KO, 3 SUB | Losses: 1 SUB Recent fights: L to Brok Weaver (R1 illegal knee); L to Alex da Silva (un. dec.); def. Mike De La Torre (R1 KO)
Danaa Batgerel (-184)
Record: 8-2 (1-1 UFC) | Age: 31 Height: 5-7 | Reach: 70″ Wins: 4 KO, 2 SUB | Losses: 2 DEC Recent fights: def. Guido Cannetti (R1 KO); L to Heili Alateng (un. dec.); def. Haitao Ti (R1 RNC)
Kevin Natividad (+151)
Record: 9-2 (0-1 UFC) | Age: 28 Height: 5-6 | Reach: 70″ Wins: 5 KO, 1 SUB | Losses: 2 KO Recent fights: L to Miles Johns (R3 KO); def. Kyle Estrada (R2 TKO); def. Andy Perez (split dec.)