The fight took place in front of 15,000 spectators in Florida.
Kamaru Usman recorded an impressive second-round knockout victory over Jorge Masvidal at UFC 261 in Jacksonville, Florida on Saturday night. Usman, 33, retained the UFC welterweight title with his stunning win.
The fight was a rematch of their meeting at UFC 251 last July, when Masvidal took the fight on less than a week’s notice only to lose to Usman on the scorecard.
Masvidal swore he would do better against Usman with a full training camp to prepare. But the American fighter, 36, was stopped by his Nigerian opponent in an explosive fashion.
Usman landed a powerful straight right hand which sent Masvidal to the canvas. The Nigerian’s record is now 19-1, and he has recorded 14 consecutive wins in the UFC.
WHAT A KNOCKOUT! 💥
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