How to watch UFC 261: Usman vs. Masvidal 2 odds, details and promotions

July 12, 2020; Abu Dhabi, UAE; Kamaru Usman of Nigeria takes down Jorge Masvidal in their UFC welterweight championship fight during the UFC 251 event at Flash Forum on UFC Fight Island on July 12, 2020 on Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC via USA TODAY Sports

Three title straps are on the line Saturday at UFC 261 at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, Fla. The main card, beginning at 10 p.m. ET, is headlined by the welterweight main event between Kamaru Usman and Jorge Masvidal. Below, we look at how to watch UFC 261: Usman vs. Masvidal 2, with BetMGM Sportsbook’s odds and promotions.

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Before Usman and Masvidal meet in a rematch of their July 11, 2020, bout at UFC 251, Zhang Weili fights Rose Namajunas for the women’s strawweight title and Valentina Shevchenko defends her women’s flyweight belt against Jessica Andrade.

Usman beat Masvidal by unanimous decision less than a year ago in what was then his second defense of the welterweight strap. He followed that up with a KO/TKO win over Gilbert Burns at UFC 258 in February.

Masvidal hasn’t fought since his loss to Usman.

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 6 p.m. ET.

Where is UFC 261?

VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, Fla.

How/Where can I watch UFC 261?

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

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Where can I bet on UFC 261?

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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 Friday at 2:30 p.m. ET.

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

Usman (18-1) is a heavy favorite over Masvidal (35-14) to retain the welterweight title. His -400 odds represent an implied win probability of 80% and can be expressed as a decimal of 1.25 or fraction of 1/4.

A $100 bet on Masvidal as an underdog would return a profit of $310 with the upset victory.

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

“Magnum” Weili (21-1) enters as the favorite against former women’s strawweight champ “Thug” Namajunas (10-4). Namajunas, who lost the belt to Andrade at UFC 237 in 2019, has an implied win probability of 37.04%.

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Valentina Shevchenko (-500) vs. Jessica Andrade (+350)

Shevchenko (20-3) is the biggest favorite on the entire UFC 261 fight card with an implied win probability of 83.33% as she defends the flyweight title against Andrade (21-8). A $100 bet on Andrade would return a profit of $350 with the upset, but with implied odds of just 22.22%.

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

The tightest line on the main card has “Primetime” Hall (17-9) as a slight underdog against “The All-American” Weidman (15-5) in a middleweight clash. It would take a $125 bet to fetch a profit of $100 with a win by Weidman.

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

“Lionheart” Smith (34-16) is a slight underdog going up against Crute (12-1). They rank sixth and 13th, respectively, in the light heavyweight division.

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