After nearly a year without fans, the UFC returns to pay-per-view with 15,000 in attendance for UFC 261. Headlined by Usman vs Masvidal 2 in the Vystar Veterans Memorial Arena, Saturday’s card features a trio of title fights and six current or former champions.
Saturday’s co-main event behind Usman vs Masvidal 2, is a strawweight title defense in the women’s division between Weili Zhang (21-1) and Rose Namajunas (10-4). The champion, Zhang, has won her last 21 fights and looks to defend her title once again from a former champion in Namajunas.
Zhang vs Namajunas brings the belt full circle for the challenger, who has worked her way back to the top spot behind Zhang. In 2017, Namajunas took the strawweight belt from Joanna Jedrzejczyk, then defended it in a rematch against Jedrzejczyk in 2018. In May 2019, Namajunas lost the title to Jessica Andrade (21-8), who then lost the title that August to Zhang. Zhang then defended the belt against Jedrzejczyk last May, and Namajunas’ revenge victory over Andrade last summer then put her in position for Saturday’s challenge to reclaim her championship.
When is the Zhang vs Namajunas fight will start?
UFC 261: Usman vs Masvidal 2 is on Saturday, April 24, 2021. The main card starts at 10pm EST / 7pm CST with Anthony Smith (34-16) vs Jimmy Crute (12-1). The early prelims will begin at 5:45pm EST, with the prelims following at approximately 8pm EST.
UFC 261: Usman vs Masvidal 2 is on Saturday, April 24, 2021, and the main card is scheduled to start at 10pm EST / 7pm CST. The early prelims will begin at 5:45pm EST, with the prelims following at approximately 8pm EST.
How to Watch UFC 261 Live Online From Anywhere only for $24.99
UFC 261: Usman vs Masvidal 2 is a pay-per-view event on ESPN+. The early prelims are on UFC Fight Pass and the prelims are available without the pay-per-view price tag.
The UFC Fight Pass is available for $9.99 per month, or a discounted annual price of $95.99. UFC Fight Pass includes UFC pay-per-view prelims and early prelims, as well as all rounds of UFC Fight Night cards. Additionally fans get over 1,000 hours of live combat sports from around the world. Subscribers also have access to exclusive shows in the world of combat sports, and the entire UFC fight library.
ESPN+ is available for $5.99 per month, or $59.99 annually, and gives fight fans access to the ESPN library and limited live sports coverage. The live coverage includes UFC pay-per-view early prelims, and all rounds of UFC Fight Night cards. A Disney package that includes ESPN+, as well as Disney+ and Hulu, is also available for $13.99 monthly.
To watch the main card, featuring Usman vs Masvidal 2, the pay-per-view is required, and is $69.99 for UFC 261.
Free Stream for UFC 261: Masvidal vs Usman 2 FREE Main Card fight
Unfortunately, there isn’t a free stream for UFC 261: Usman vs Masvidal 2, or at least one you should trust. If you’re looking to avoid breaking the bank for this event, we recommend you check out PremiumTV. With no contracts or VPN service required, PremiumTV is the place to go for entertainment and sporting events. This weekend, all three rounds (Early Prelims, Prelims, and Main Card) are available for one fee of $24.99.
UFC 261 fight card
Pay-Per-View Card (ESPN+ PPV)
Kamaru Usman vs. Jorge Masvidal
Zhang Weili vs. Rose Namajunas
Valentina Shevchenko vs. Jéssica Andrade
Uriah Hall vs. Chris Weidman
Anthony Smith vs. Jimmy Crute
Preliminary Card (ESPN / ESPN+)
Alex Oliveira vs. Randy Brown
Dwight Grant vs. Stefan Sekulić
Karl Roberson vs. Brendan Allen
Patrick Sabatini vs. Tristan Connelly
Early Preliminary Card (ESPN2 / ESPN+)
Danaa Batgerel vs. Kevin Natividad
Kazula Vargas vs. Rong Zhu
Qileng Aori vs. Jeffrey Molina
Na Liang vs. Ariane Carnelossi
What is the special for UFC 261 Live Stream: USMAN vs MASVIDAL 2 fight?
This is because BT Sports 1 & ESPN+ have the right to broadcast UFC 261 live in selected European countries. Subscription to the streaming service costs around £25 the fight but you can try with $24.99 Good to know, right? No VPN or Cable connection is not required.