Fans are back at UFC 261 as a sold-out crowd of 15,000 fill the Vystar Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, Florida on Saturday, April 24. Headlining a main card featuring three championship bouts is a welterweight title rematch between the current king Kamaru Usman and challenger Jorge Masvidal.
In the co-main event, strawweight champion Zhang Weili makes her second title defense, against former champion Rose Namajunas. Current women’s flyweight champion Valentina Shevchenko puts her strap on the line against former strawweight champion Jessica Andrade.
In the featured bout of the prelims, we have two well tested middleweight veterans with Randy “Rude Boy” Brown (12-4) battling Alex “Cowboy” Oliveira (22-9-1).
Brown is making his 11th trip to the Octagon and is 6-4 while coming off of a stoppage loss to Vincente Luque. Oliveira is making his 19th UFC appearance and is 11-7 and is also coming off of a loss to Shavkat Rakhmomov.
This looks like a very fun fight on paper as both guys like to mix it up and try to put on a show for the fans. Rude Boy was quoted that he expects “a banger of a fight.”
Here is how the featured prelim went down…
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