UFC 261: How To Watch Or Live Stream Early Prelims

 UFC 261: How To Watch Or Live Stream Early Prelims

In July 2020, Kamaru Usman defended his UFC welterweight title with a unanimous decision win over Jorge Masvidal. Despite the lopsided win — only one judge scored a single round for Masvidal — Usman wanted a rematch with Masvidal. His reasoning was he did not want Masvidal to have an excuse for the loss. Masvidal accepted the first fight on short notice when he replaced Gilbert Burns, who tested positive for COVID-19 nine days before the fight card. Masvidal signed on with six days’ notice to replace Burns.

The two welterweights face off for the second time when they headline Saturday’s UFC 261 event.

Two other title fights are on the pay-per-view card.

Before the main card and the prelims take place, the UFC early prelims will feature four fights. The early prelims stream on ESPN+, UFC Fight Pass and ESPN2/

How To Watch or Live Stream UFC 261

UFC 261 takes place Saturday at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, Florida. The main card streams on ESPN+ pay-per-view following prelims on ESPN and ESPN+ and early prelims on ESPN+ and UFC Fight Pass.

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