Kamaru Usman knocks out Jorge Masvidal in brutal fashion at UFC 261 - Video
One of the most eventful cards in UFC history ended with one of the greatest fighters in UFC history further cementing his legacy, Kamaru Usman shattering Jorge Masvidal’s enigma with a brutal second-round knockout.
The narrative around the main-event rematch was that a full camp might just give Masvidal (35-15) the chance to reverse the result from last July, when ‘Gamebred’ stepped in on six days’ notice and lost to the welterweight champion via unanimous decision.
But it feels as though no amount of preparation could have prepared Masvidal for Saturday night, when he was knocked out cold in front of a packed arena in his home state of Florida.
A full-capacity Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville hosted 15,000 returning fans, almost all of whom wanted Masvidal’s two-year “resurrection” to end in ascension, but the challenger would go the other way, dropping limply to the mat after one devastating right straight from the ‘Nigerian Nightmare’.
In their first meeting, Usman (19-1) had used his wrestling prowess to stifle Masvidal’s brawling tendencies, and it was clear that ‘Gamebred’ was wary of engaging the champion on Saturday for fear of being taken down.....
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