MMA preview: Shevchenko vs Andrade Flyweight Title Fight! UFC 261 free live stream details

After nearly a year without fans, the UFC returns to pay-per-view with 15,000 in attendance for UFC 261. Headlined by Usman vs Masvidal 2 in the Vystar Veterans Memorial Arena, Saturday’s card features a trio of title fights and six current or former champions.

After nearly a year without fans, the UFC returns to pay-per-view with 15,000 in attendance for UFC 261. Headlined by Usman vs Masvidal 2 in the Vystar Veterans Memorial Arena, Saturday’s card features a trio of title fights and six current or former champions.

Start Time

  • UFC Fight Pass prelims: 6:00 p.m. ET | 3:00 p.m. PT

  • UFC Main Card GMT Time – 24 April 2:00 AM GMT

  • UFC 261 prelims: 8 p.m. ET | 5 p.m. PT

  • UFC 261 PPV: 10 p.m. ET | 7 p.m. PT

  • Live Stream: Watch Live Now

One of the most anticipated UFC title bouts in recent memory takes place Saturday, as Kamaru Usman faces off against Jorge Masvidal in a rematch of their 2018 fight

UFC Returns with blazing as First Events with live fans in the venue VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, Florida after a 13 Months at Saturday’s UFC 261 Fight.

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 championship.

Also on the card, Valentina Shevchenko puts her women’s flyweight title on the line against former women’s strawweight titlist Jessica Andrade, and Zhang Weili defends the women’s strawweight belt versus former 115-pound titleholder Rose Namajunas.

Nearly worthy of the main event itself, Jessica Andrade is chasing championship status once again on Saturday night, now in the flyweight class against Valentina Shevchenko (20-3). Making the step up in weight class from 115lbs to 125lbs, Andrade made the move to, as a recent DAZN article noted, is “a less stacked division.”

Andrade won her first fight at the higher weight last fall, and now finds herself in contention for the title. Her opponent, the reigning champion of the flyweight, Shevchenko, has successfully defended her title four times, and looks to do it again. Nicknamed “The  Bullet”, Shevchenko has won her last six fights, including when she claimed the belt against Joanna Jedrzejczyk in 2018, which was previously vacated by Amanda Nunues. Arguably the greatest female fighter the sport has ever seen, Nunes is in fact the only person to defeat Shevchenko in the UFC. Andrade has her work cut out for her. (early prelims, prelims and main card) are available for one fee of $24.99.

When is Shevchenko vs Andrade @ UFC 261

UFC 261: Usman vs Masvidal 2 is on Saturday, April 24, 2021. The main card starts at 10pm EST / 7pm CST with Anthony Smith (34-16) vs Jimmy Crute (12-1). The early prelims will begin at 5:45pm EST, with the prelims following at approximately 8pm EST.

The bout between Shevchenko and Andrade is the third-to-last fight of the evening, ahead of Zhang vs Namajunas and Usman vs Masvidal 2.

Where is UFC 261: UFC 261 Usman vs Masvidal 2 is at the Vystar Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, Florida. Dana White has announced that 15,000 fans will be in attendance. This is the first UFC event open to the public since the COVID-19 pandemic began last spring.

How to Watch UFC 261:  Usman vs Masvidal 2 is a pay-per-view event on ESPN+. The early prelims are on UFC Fight Pass and the prelims are available without the pay-per-view price tag.

Free Stream for UFC 261: Unfortunately, there isn’t a free stream for UFC 261: Usman vs Masvidal 2, or at least one you should trust. If you’re looking to avoid breaking the bank for this event, we recommend you check out PremiumTV. With no contracts or VPN service required, PremiumTV is the place to go for entertainment and sporting events. This weekend, all three rounds (early prelims, prelims and main card) are available for one fee of $24.99.

UFC 261 Betting Odds

Usman aims to be named the UFC’s best pound-for-pound fighter after a win on Saturday, and Vegas thinks he will. Usman’s line is set at -455 (bet $4 to win $1), while Masvidal is +350 (bet $1 to win $3.50) to win per DraftKings.

In the co-main event, the champion, Zhang, is favored at -200 against her challenger’s +165. The first title fight of the night, Shevchenko vs Andrade for the women’s flyweight belt has Shevchenko favored. As of Friday, DraftKings has her -455 versus +350 for Andrade.

If you’re looking to get in on the action with either fantasy or placing a bet*, be sure to check out DraftKings.com to get started today.

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