Kamaru Usman demolishes Jorge Masvidal at UFC 261 with brutal second round KO

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Kamaru Usman knocked-out Jorge Masvidal to retain his UFC Welterweight Championship belt in style in Jacksonville, Florida at UFC 261.

The Nigerian Nightmare went out to demolish his bitter rival after a unanimous points victory back in July – and stunned the crowd with a huge right hand.

The 33-year-old sent the crowd wild with a huge attacking performance, leaving Masvidal sprawled out on the canvas with a first KO defeat during his time in UFC.

The result leaves Usman as the P4P UFC champ, with Jon Jones currently out of action and Khabib Nurmagomedov opting to retire following his win over Justin Gaethje.

Prior to the main event Rose Namajunas won back her Women's Strawweight World Championship with a brutal head kick and punches victory over Zhang Weili.

That came after Valentina Shevchenko eased to victory over Jessica Andrade to keep hold of her Flyweight Championship and set up a possible trilogy with Amanda Nunes.

Uriah Hall was victorious in unwanted circumstances as former Middleweight Champion Chris Weidman suffered a broken leg after just 17 seconds.

Anthony Smith was also a winner, beating Jimmy Crute via doctor stoppage between their first and second rounds, moving to 35 wins from 51 MMA bouts.

"No disrespect, thank you to my man Jorge, you elevated me," Usman said after the Bout.

"He elevated me. He made me go to the wood shop. I'm still getting better. The sky is the limit."

Masvidal said: "He's got my number, man. He beat me fair and square. God bless him, man."


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