Kamaru Usman to take on Jorge Masvidal in UFC 251

Syed Umarullah HussainiWeb Editor

12th Jul, 2020. 10:17 am
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Nigerian American mixed martial artist Kamaru Usman will face third-ranked Jorge Masvidal in the main event of UFC 251 today.

The enticing match will take place at 7:00 pm.

Kamaru Usman is a -260 favorite (risk $260 to win $100), while Jorge  Masvidal is priced at +210 in the latest UFC 251.

Looking at the profile of Kamaru Usman, he has a winning streak of 15 fights against one loss, that started in December 2013, less than seven months.
Only one match he lost in his professional career was against Jose Caceres.
The 33-year-old fighter is 3-0 in title fights after recording a technical knockout against Colby Covington at UFC 245 on Dec. 14 in the first defense of the welterweight crown.
He owns an 11-0 record since joining the UFC in 2015 and has been the favorite in all but one of those bouts, with the privilege being his upset victory over Tyron Woodley for the title.
That trend largely comes as a result of Usman’s dominant wrestling ability, as he holds the UFC record for bottom position time at a mere two seconds.

While on the other hand, Masvidal (35-13) ranked third in the welterweight division and has tallied a knockout in his last five victories, including a TKO win over Nate Diaz at UFC 244 last November.

The 35-year-old Miami native, who registered the fastest KO in UFC history when he grounded Ben Askren with a flying knee five seconds into their fight at UFC 239 on July 6, 2019, has not fought for a title since defeating Nuri Shakir in June 2006 for the vacant Absolute Fighting Championships welterweight belt.

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