Kamaru Usman defeated Jorge Masvidal through unanimous determination to retain the welterweight title at UFC 251 on Saturday evening.
It wasn’t a really fairly struggle. Usman and Masvidal grappled for a majority of the bout. The 2 had been entangled on the perimeters of the octagon whereas every fighter tried to achieve the higher hand.
Masvidal appeared to make good strikes within the first two rounds, but it surely was Usman who gained management by means of the remainder of the bout — together with making a number of key takedowns.
Usman continues a formidable run by means of the UFC. He’s 12-Zero within the UFC and hasn’t misplaced since 2013 when he was combating within the Championship Combating Alliance.
Usman and Masvidal have feuded for fairly a while. The 2 almost got here to blows throughout Tremendous Bowl week in Miami earlier this yr.
The near-brawl got here after Usman appeared on “The Joe Rogan Expertise” and confirmed that he and Masvidal had been going to struggle subsequent, it was only a matter of time.