UFC 261 is already an interesting event, and two matches in the women’s championship are the main event on April 24th. Weili Zhang will defend the title in the weak category against Rose Namajunas, and Valentina Shevchenko will try to keep the belt in the fly swatter away from Jessica Andrade.
The UFC chief made an unexpected announcement about UFC 261 in a video posted on his Twitter, in which he reveals that the event will take place in Florida at the Veterans Memorial Arena.
“What’s up, everyone? UFC President Dana White is here, and I’ve been waiting a year to tell you: We’re back! UFC 261 will be in Jacksonville, Florida on April 24, with a house full of fans. Capacity at the Memorial Arena for veterans with five stars.And you know, I’m bringing an amazing ticket.We have three title fights.UFC light heavyweight championship, Kamara Usman vs. Jorge Masvidal II.Man’s championship in the men’s category, Valentina Shevchenko against Jessica Andrade, and the fight that everyone is waiting for: Weili Zhang Women’s Championship with Weili Zhang vs. Rose Namajunas This is a step in front of 15,000 UFC fans Tickets will be on sale soon, so keep checking Ticketmaster for details Ladies and gentlemen, we’re back UFC 261 April 24 in Jacksonville, Florida, three title fights against 15,000 fans, and I just want to say thank you Jacksonville, I love you guys, and see you soon, ”White said in the video.
Although UFC 261 is designed to highlight two fights for the women’s title, the addition of Usman vs. Masvidal II brings a whole new perspective on events.
The two candidates in the light heavyweight division fought for the first time in July 2020 in a fight that Gamebred took very briefly. He was defeated by a unanimous decision, but claimed that things would have been different if he had a full training camp.
After Usman defeated Gilbert Burns in his next title defense, he posed a new challenge to Gamebred, claiming he was open to facing him again.
What was the last event before UFC 261 that had a crowd?
UFC 248: Adesanya vs. Romero was the last UFC event to take place in the presence of an audience before the COVID-19 pandemic forced the world to shut down.
The next UFC event, Fight Night 170 in Brazil, was the last show the combat organization promoted before closing operations for two months before returning with its Fight Island.