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UFC 261 live stream: when is it, and how can I watch Usman vs Masvidal 2 online right now?

When is Usman vs Masvidal? UFC 261 date and time

You can watch the long anticipated rematch, as well as a great roster on UFC 261. Using the links below.

UFC 261: Kamaru Usman v Jorge Masvidal Live Stream

The weekend of UFC 261 has arrived, and a sold-out audience will be in attendance at the VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, Florida to watch a jam-packed card headlined by a must-see Welterweight title rematch. Read on to learn where to find a UFC 261 live stream so you can watch Kamaru Usman vs Jorge Masvidal 2 online, as well as the start time and other information – ESPN+ has exclusive coverage.

You can watch it on BT Sport or DAZN here.

Last time they met

The two fighters first met at UFC 251 in Abu Dhabi in September of last year. In that fight, Usman, the reigning champion, outclassed Masvidal to win by unanimous decision in the Nigerian Nightmare’s second defence of his title.

Masvidal stepped in at the last minute to substitute Gilbert Burns just six days before the fight, forcing “Gamebred” to go through a gruelling weight cut.

This time around, both men have full camps and – hopefully in Masvidal’s favour this time – the return of a full 15,000-strong UFC home.

What do the bookies think?

Bookmakers are highly favouring Usman to successfully defend his crown, which means that anyone backing Gamebred’s chances will find some tempting odds on a surprise Masvidal victory.

Rematch: UFC 261

The second bout is part of a packed UFC 261 card that also features two female title bouts, with flyweight champion Valentina Shevchenko facing former strawweight champion Jessica Andrade and new 115-pound champion Weili Zhang facing former champion Rose Namajunas.

Where to watch UFC 261?

BT Sport now has exclusive television rights to UFC events, and the good news is that UFC 261 will not be a pay-per-view event in the UK this weekend!

All of the action from Vegas will be shown on BT Sport 1, with coverage starting at 12.30am on Saturday night with the channel’s build-up preview show, followed by coverage of the preliminary rounds. Prelims begin at 1 a.m., one hour before the main event.

Don’t forget to also check out our Best 5 VPN article which should aid you in watching this fight tonight.

In Europe, how do I watch UFC 261 without PPV?

If you’re in the United States, you’re sort of trapped. It’s either PPV or nothing.

Not so in Europe, owing to the fact that it airs in the middle of the night! Instead, DAZN, a sports subscription service, has the rights.

So, whether you’re a UFC fan in Austria, Italy, Germany, or Spain, head over to the DAZN website right now.

Even better news: in certain areas, you can still watch for free (we can confirm that is the case in Germany, for example). That’s because there’s a 30-day free trial available if you’ve never had a subscription before.

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