Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is back in action this weekend courtesy of the UFC 261: “Usman vs. Masvidal 2” pay-per-view (PPV) event, scheduled for this Sat. night (April 24, 2021) inside VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, Florida. The UFC returns for their first event with live fans in over 13 months at Saturday’s UFC 261 from the VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, Florida. They are giving the soldout crowd their monies worth as the card features three championship fights, headlined by rivals Kamaru Usman and Jorge Masvidal, meeting once again for Usman’s welterweight
UFC 261 START TIME INFO
UFC 260 FIGHT DATE, START TIME
- Date: Saturday, April 24
- Time: 6:00 p.m. ET
- Main event: 12:15 a.m. ET
UFC 261: Kamaru Usman vs. Jorge Masvidal 2 takes place on Saturday with the early prelims kicking the event off at 6:00 p.m. ET, before the pay-per-view main card begins at 10 p.m. ET. Usman and Masvidal should enter the Octagon at around 12:15 a.m. ET, depending on the length of the undercard bouts.
UFC 261: TV and live stream
UFC 261 will not be a pay-per-view event in the UK and will instead be shown on BT Sport 1 with their coverage beginning at 1am.
It will be live streamed on BT Sport’s website and app for subscribers.
EE mobile customers will be able to get a FREE three-month trial of BT Sport by texting SPORT to 150. You can then cancel the trial at any time.
The early prelims will be shown on UFC’s Fight Pass and in the US, all prelim bouts will be simulcast on ESPN, ESPN Deportes and ESPN+ in English and Spanish.
Timings for UFC 261 viewers from the USA
For USA viewers, the event is going to take place on Saturday, April 24, 2021. The prelims card will start from 6:00 p.m. ET, and the main card will begin from 10:00 p.m. ET. Viewers can expect the main event to take place somewhere around 12:15 a.m. ET, depending on the length of the undercard bouts.
UFC 261 will take place at the VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, Florida. It will be the first event since UFC 248 in March 2020, with a live audience inside the facility. Everyone who wants to watch the event live from the arena can purchase the tickets for UFC 261 from UFC official website.
Date and timings for the UK viewers
The main event for UK viewers will be live on BT Sport 1. The event will take place on Sunday, April 25, 2021, for UK fans. The event will begin at 01:00 am on BT Sport 1.
UK viewers can expect the main card to begin around 03:00 a.m. Sunday, with the main event between Usman and Masvidal starting around 06:00 a.m. The event will also be live-streamed on BT Sport’s website and app for subscribers.
KAMARU USMAN RECORD AND BIO
- Nationality: Nigerian
- Born: May 11, 1987
- Height: 6-0
- Reach: 76 inches
- Total fights: 19
- Record: 18-1
Jorge Masvidal RECORD, AND BIO
Born: Nov. 12, 1984
Total fights: 49
WHERE IS UFC 261?
The card will be held at the VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, Florida. This will be the first UFC event in the United Staes since UFC 248 in March 2020 that a full capacity will be inside a facility. Usman and Masvidal compete at the venue for the first time.
UFC 261 FIGHT ODDS
Bet MGM (as of April 19) has installed Usman as the whopping favorite at -400 to easily win the rematch. Placing a bet on Usman means you’d need to bet $400 to win $100. Meanwhile, Masvidal is at +310 meaning if you bet $100, you’d net $310.
For viewers around the globe
For viewers from Canada, the event will take place on Saturday, April 24, 2021. Canadian viewers can get live access for the prelims on TSN5 and the main event on ESPN+. The timing for the event is 6:00 p.m. ET as the preliminary card start at that time.
Global viewers besides the USA, UK, and Canada can get access to the live event with the UFC Fight Pass with a subscription. The monthly subscription will cost around $9.99 and the annual subscription will cost around $95.99.
1. Fubo tv
Topping the list is the fubo TV, a great platform for sports lovers, it gives the subscribers a high number of channels. You can choose from the 4 packages which are – fubo ($44.99/mo, $39.99 for the first month), fubo Extra ($49.99/mo, $44.99 for the first month), fubo Latino ($17.99/mo), and fubo Portugues ($19.99/mo). Later on, you can add as many numbers of extra channel packs as you like. And also, the premium networks. FuboTV has included TNT in its list of channels, and it’s pretty simple to get the network you want, as it is available in the 2 main packages of the platform that are fubo and fubo Extra. So, you just have to choose on the one that suits your budget the best or showcases the best channels for you.
2. Sling TV
Sling TV is another great platform, which features some of the most customizable options any platform can offer. You can start by selecting 1 of 3 bundles – Orange ($25/mo), Blue ($25/mo), and Orange + Blue ($40/mo). Then, you can add any number of extra channel packs, based on your interests like the news, sports, kids’ channels, entertainment, and more. There are also a lot of premium networks, which can be included in your package. Picking a bundle that includes TNT is very simple because it is available in all the bundles, and you can enjoy the Gonzaga vs UCLA depending on how much you can pay, or what other channels you want to watch. You should choose the bundle smartly because it will affect the other incentives.
3. Hulu TV
Up next is the Hulu TV, one of the coolest platforms that provide it all, like live TV and video-on-demand. Presented as a 3rd plan, you can watch live Gonzaga vs UCLA on Hulu at a cost of $39.99 per month, which includes access to the entire Video-On-Demand library. There are also new brand packs which you can add to your package, or any of those premium networks they provide like the HBO, Cinemax, Showtime, or Starz. The channel list in Hulu gives the users with many other sports channels, news networks, entertainment or children’s channels, including TNT.
4. YouTube TV
Next on the list is YouTube TV. Another great platform to watch the Gonzaga vs UCLA. There is a single bundle of channels to choose from. You can include some of the premium networks like the AMC premier, Showtime, Starz, or Shudder on top of the $ 40 monthly subscription. You can also buy the $ 40 per month March Madness league pass. The list of channels to be shown on YouTube TV includes TNT so that you can watch the Gonzaga vs UCLA.
YouTube TV gives users with some great incentives. For example, the cloud DVR has an unlimited storage space. You can watch programs on 3 different devices simultaneously if you want to. Make sure to read YouTube TV reviews for more details.
5. Direct Now
DirecTV Now is our next recommendation, which is becoming more popular day by day. There are 5 packages you can choose from – Live a Little ($40/mo), Just Right ($55/mo), Go Big ($65/mo), Gotta Have It ($75/mo), and Todo y Mas ($45/mo) -, and later you can include International packages, premium networks, or some extra channel packs if you need more channels in Espanyol. DirecTV now makes it simple for the users to watch TNT because the channel is available in all the 5 bundles, along with Todo y Mas, which has lots of Spanish-language channels.
6. Sony vue TV
Which is thus one of the best live TV platforms available. There are 4 packages that you can choose from such as the Access ($ 44.99 / mo), Core ($ 49.99 / mo), Elite ($ 59.99 / mo), and Ultra ($ 79.99 / mo). You can also add the premium networks, as well as pack it with a group of channels based on your interests such as sports or Spanish. PlayStation Vue has the availability of TNT in all its packages, so, in the end, you have to choose the one according to your budget, or that has the best channels for you.
The fight can be viewed as live streaming from Facebook. If the Facebook committee has approved, it. There may be someone who wants to share the fight live on Facebook.
Twitter is also a social media platform to try out for the live boxing bout. There should be someone who is a microblogging and sharing their feed. Those who are following the fight will talk about it and eventually share it with everyone.
Reddit has been proven to be an effective way to share the most major sports events around the world. The fight will be shared as well. The Reddit community will have many options to watch the live stream.
Instagram is a photo-sharing app. It is very strict in its approach and does not allow links to be posted. Even if you post links they won’t be clickable which means you have to manually copy and paste them into the browser.
UFC 261 FIGHT CARD
- Kamaru Usman (c) vs. Jorge Masvidal 2 for Usman’s Welterweight title
- Zhang Weili (c) vs. Rose Namajunas for Weili’s Women’s Strawweight title
- Valentina Shevchenko (c) vs. Jéssica Andrade for Shevchenko’s Women’s Flyweight title
- Uriah Hall vs. Chris Weidman 2; Middleweight
- Anthony Smith vs. Jimmy Crute; Light Heavyweight
- Alex Oliveira vs. Randy Brown; Welterweight
- Dwight Grant vs. Stefan Sekulić; Welterweight
- Karl Roberson vs. Brendan Allen; Middleweight
- Patrick Sabatini vs. Tristan Connelly; Featherweight
- Danaa Batgerel vs. Kevin Natividad; Bantamweight
- Kazula Vargas vs. Rong Zhu; Lightweight
- Qileng Aori vs. Jeffrey Molina; Flyweight
- Na Liang vs. Ariane Carnelossi; Women’s Strawweight