Usman vs. Masvidal 2 odds & UFC 261 fight card

Dec 14, 2019; Las Vegas, NV, USA; Kamaru Usman (red gloves) reacts after defeating Colby Covington (not pictured) during UFC 245 at T-Mobile Arena. Mandatory Credit: Stephen R. Sylvanie-USA TODAY Sports

Saturday’s UFC 261 card is headlined by the welterweight title bout between Kamaru Usman and Jorge Masvidal. The card takes place at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, Fla., and gets underway with early prelims beginning at 6 p.m. ET. Below, we look at BetMGM‘s odds for the full UFC 261 Usman – Masvidal 2 fight card.

Usman and Masvidal meet in a rematch of their fight at UFC 251 in July 2020, which Usman won via unanimous decision. Usman has successfully defended the belt in three straight fights after originally beating Tyron Woodley at UFC 235 in 2019.

Two women’s champion straps are also on the line Saturday. Zhang Weili faces Rose Namajunas for the strawweight title and Valentina Shevchenko defends her flyweight belt against Jessica Andrade.

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UFC 261 odds: Main card

All odds via BetMGM; access USA TODAY Sports’ betting odds for a full list. Lines last updated Thursday at 6 p.m. ET.

Kamaru Usman (-400) vs. Jorge Masvidal (+310)

Usman (18-1) is a heavy favorite while defending the welterweight strap against the more experienced Masvidal (35-14). It would take a $400 bet to fetch a profit of $100 with a win by “The Nigerian Nightmare.”

Zhang Weili (-200) vs. Rose Namajunas (+170)

“Magnum” Weili (21-1) faces the women’s strawweight division’s No. 1 challenger in “Thug” Rose (10-4) and the reigning champ is the favorite. A $100 bet on Namajunas to pull the upset would return a profit of $170 with victory.

Valentina Shevchenko (-455) vs. Jessica Andrade (+340)

“Bullet” Shevchenko (20-3) is the biggest favorite on the entire UFC 261 fight card with an implied win probability of 81.97% to beat “Bate Estaca” Andrade (21-8). A $100 bet on Andrade would net a profit of $340 in what would be a massive upset in the flyweight title bout.

Uriah Hall (+105) vs. Chris Weidman (-125)

Hall (17-9) and Weidman (15-5) are ranked ninth and 11th, respectively, in the middleweight division, but Weidman is the slight favorite.

Anthony Smith (+165) vs. Jimmy Crute (-200)

Crute (12-1) is a moderate favorite over Smith (34-16) in a light heavyweight battle to open the main card. The more experienced Smith has an implied win probability of just 37.74%.

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UFC 261 odds: Prelims

Alex Oliveira (+130) vs. Randy Brown (-150)

Brown (12-4) is being given the edge over Oliveira (22-9-1, 2 NC) in a welterweight bout. A $150 bet would be needed for a profit of $100 on the favorite.

Dwight Grant (-225) vs. Stefan Sekulic (+185)

Grant (10-3) is favored over Sekulic (12-3) with implied odds of 69.23% to win this welterweight contest. Both fighters are unranked.

Karl Roberson (+135) vs. Brendan Allen (-165)

“Baby K” Roberson (9-3) enters as a short underdog against “All In” Allen (15-4) in a middleweight bout. A $100 bet on Roberson would fetch a profit of $135 if he pulls the upset.

Patrick Sabatini (-225) vs. Tristan Connelly (+185)

“Boondock” Connelly (14-6) has implied odds of just 35.09% to beat Sabatini (13-3) in the card’s only featherweight battle.

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UFC 261 odds: Early prelims

Danaa Batgerel (-200) vs. Kevin Natividad (+160)

Batgerel (8-2) is a 1-2 favorite over Natividad (9-2) with a $200 wager needed for a $100 profit.

Kazula Vargas (+200) vs. Rong Zhu (-250)

Zhu (17-3) is a big favorite over Vargas (11-4) with a $100 bet on the underdog returning a profit of $200.

Aori Qileng (-110) vs. Jeff Molina (-110)

In what’s being pegged by bookmakers as the tightest fight of the night, Qileng (18-6) and Molina (8-2) square off in a flyweight bout. The fighters have equal odds in this pick ’em with a $110 bet returning a profit of $100.

Na Liang (+180) vs. Ariane Carnelossi (-225)

Carnelossi (12-2) is favored over Na (15-4) in a women’s strawweight bout opening fight card on the early prelims. “Sorriso” has implied odds of 69.23% to beat “Daughter of the Dragon”.

When is UFC 261?

The main card of UFC 261 is scheduled for Saturday at 10 p.m. ET. The main event should begin around midnight ET.

Prelims begin at 8 p.m. ET.

Where is UFC 261?

VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena, Jacksonville, Fla.

How/Where can I watch UFC 261?

Catch the entire UFC 261 fight card, including Usman-Masvidal 2, on Pay-Per-View on ESPN+.

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