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"He's absolutely brilliant." Dana White praises Jorge Masvidal for taking up the fight against Kamaru Usman at UFC 251.



UFC President Dana White described the top semi-middle weight fighter Jorge Masvidal as "absolutely brilliant" for accepting the fight for the title against UFC 251 champion Kamaru Usman.

Kamaru Usman was supposed to defend the title against Gilbert Burns, but when Burns scored a positive result on the COVID-19 and dropped out, Masvidal came forward and said he wanted to take the fight. The UFC spent the entire weekend bringing Usman vs. Masvidal into the fight, and when the players passed the coronavirus test, the organization officially announced a new UFC 251 evening duel.

Although the Usman vs. Burns duel promised a great fight between the two elite fighters, the fight against Masvidal seems to be even better due to the relationship between the two fighters and their star status at UFC. Over the past few days MMA fans have witnessed Masvidal and the UFC come to an agreement, ending the contractual deadlock between the parties.

Talking to TMZ Sports, Dana White called Masvidal "absolutely brilliant" for the way he slipped into the main fight of the UFC 251 evening after Burns fell out of the card. It's a big change after Masvidal threw thunders at Dan White and the UFC for the low wages of the fighters just a few days ago.


 

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Kamaru Usman defeated Jorge Masvidal by winning by a unanimous decision in the fight of the UFC 251 evening



Kamaru Usman defeated Jorge Masvidal by winning by a unanimous decision in the fight of the UFC 251 evening, retaining his semi-middle weight champion title.

Kamaru Usman's duel (17-1 MMA, 12-0 UFC) with Jorge Masvidal (35-13 MMA, 12-6 UFC) was the main duel of the evening of the first gala, which took place on "Fight Island" on Yas Island in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

Masvidal started the fight sharply, but as time passed Usman was gaining the lead and took control in the fifth round. The champion neutralized his rival by doing what was necessary to secure the victory and maintain the title. Usman won all twelve of his fights in UFC and for the second time successfully defended his belt.

Masvidal started the fight with kicks in the leg. Usman intercepted one of them and after the overthrow he took the position from above in full throat, but Masvidal twisted and managed to get back to his stall. "Gamebred" returned to the kicks on his legs and hit him with a couple of targeted blows before Usman entered the clinch. After a brief inspection in the clinch, the fight returned to the middle of Oktagon. Usman was pushing forward, but the blows from the counter caused him some problems.

 

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Joanna Jędrzejczyk vs. Michelle Waterson

 

 

 

 

This weekend at the UFC 248 gala in Las Vegas, Weili Zhang (20-1) will take the former champion Joanna Jędrzejczyk (16-3) in the first defence of the straw category belt. On this occasion the UFC organization recalls the last duels of both fighters.

 

Jędrzejczyk returned to the octagon in October last year after a 10-month break. In the fight of the evening of the UFC on ESPN+ 19 in Tampa the Pole fought a five round duel with Michelle Waterson, which she probably won on points - 50-45, 50-45, 49-46.

 

Joanna Jędrzejczyk vs. Michelle Waterson

 

 

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