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Kamaru Usman vs. Jorge Masvidal 2 date, start time, odds, PPV schedule & card for UFC 261

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Kamaru Usman vs. Jorge Masvidal 2 date, start time, odds, PPV schedule & card for UFC 261

Kamaru Usman will once again defend his UFC welterweight title against Jorge Masvidal in the main event of UFC 261, which takes place at the VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, Florida. It will be the first UFC event since March 2020 that a full capacity crowd will be available in the United States.

Usman vs. Masvidal 2 is one of three title fights on the card that sold out within hours and over 15,000 fans are expected to be in the arena. 

The last time Usman and Masvidal met nine months ago, Gamebred had stepped in on less than a week’s notice to challenge for the title when Usman’s original opponent, Gilbert Burns, had to be pulled out due to contracting COVID-19.

Usman dominated the fight with clinch work and takedowns to earn a unanimous decision and retain his title. But now that both fighters have had a full camp, will things be different this time around?

Also on the card is Valentina Shevchenko defending her women’s flyweight title against Jessica Andrade while Zhang Weili puts her women’s strawweight title on the line against former champion Rose Namajunas.

Below is a full rundown of the schedule for UFC 261, with details on the fight matchups, start times, odds and more for Kamaru Usman vs. Jorge Masvidal.

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When is Kamaru Usman vs. Jorge Masvidal 2?

  • Date: Saturday, April 24
  • Early prelims:  5:45 p.m. ET
  • Prelims: 8 p.m. ET
  • PPV main card: 10 p.m. ET

The early prelims for UFC 261 will begin on ESPN+ at 5:45 p.m. ET, the prelims will start on ESPN+ and ESPN at 8 p.m., and the pay-per-view main card on ESPN+ rounds out the night from 10 p.m. through at least midnight. Usman and Masvidal are expected to hit the Octagon about 12:15 a.m. ET, although the exact time depends on the length of the earlier fights.

How to watch UFC 261: Usman vs. Masvidal

  • TV channels: ESPN, ESPN Deportes and ESPN+

The main card for UFC 261 is available in the U.S. on the ESPN+ subscription service for a pay-per-view cost. That portion of the event begins at about 10 p.m.

Earlier fights, however, are viewable live on ESPN, the WatchESPN app and, for the early prelims, on UFC Fight Pass.

In Canada, the main card pay-per-view is available on Bell, Rogers, Shaw, SaskTel, Videotron, Telus, Eastlink, and UFC PPV on UFC Fight Pass.

How much does UFC 261 cost?

  • $64.99 (ESPN+ subscribers)
  • $84.99 (new subscribers)

In the U.S., the UFC 261 main card is available via pay-per-view on ESPN+, which also requires a subscription. The PPV price for UFC 261 is $69.99 for current subscribers. New subscribers can pay a bundle price of $89.99 for the UFC 261 pay-per-view and an ESPN+ annual subscription, which offers a savings of over 30 percent.

Click here to learn about the different pricing and bundling options with the ESPN+ platform.

Where is UFC 261?

UFC 261 will take place at the VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, Florida. It will be the first UFC event since March 2020 that a full capacity crowd will be available in the United States. The event sold out within hours and 15,000 fans are expected to be in the arena for the event.

Usman vs. Masvidal odds for UFC 261

  • Kamaru Usman: -400
  • Jorge Masvidal: +300

According to FanDuel Sportsbook, Usman is currently a considerable favorite at -400 with Masvidal sitting at +300. As the odds currently stand, one would need to bet $400 on Usman to gain a $100 profit. A $100 wager on Masvidal would yield a $300 return.

Kamaru Usman record

  • Name:  Kamaru Usman
  • Nationality: Nigerian American
  • Born: May 11, 1987
  • Height: 6-0
  • Reach:  76 inches
  • Total fights: 19
  • Record:  18-1

Jorge Masvidal record

  • Name: Jorge Masvidal
  • Nationality: American
  • Born: Nov. 12, 1984
  • Height: 5-11
  • Reach:  74 inches
  • Total fights:  49
  • Record: 35-14 

UFC 261 fight card

Main card

  • Kamaru Usman (c) vs. Jorge Masvidal for Usman’s UFC welterweight championship 
  • Zhang Weili (c) vs. Rose Namajunas for Zhang’s UFC women’s strawweight championship
  • Valentina Shevchenko (c) vs. Jessica Andrade for Shevchenko’s UFC women’s flyweight championship
  • Uriah Hall vs. Chris Weidman (middleweight)
  • Anthony Smith vs. Jimmy Crute (light heavyweight)

Prelims

  • Alex Oliveira vs. Randy Brown (welterweight)
  • Dwight Grant vs. Stefan Sekulic (welterweight)
  • Karl Roberson vs. Brendan Allen (middleweight)
  • Patrick Sabatini vs. Tristan Connelly (featherweight)

Early prelims

  • 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)
  • Jamey Simmons vs. Johnny Muñoz (bantamweight)

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Marlins’ Jesus Aguilar quite literally tries to steal signs from D-backs’ Carson Kelly

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Marlins' Jesus Aguilar quite literally tries to steal signs from D-backs' Carson Kelly

Caught red-handed.

We know that batters can sometimes take a peek at catcher’s signs to try to get as much information as they can. It’s just part of baseball, after all. But Jesús Aguilar took it to the next level Thursday.

With Diamondbacks catcher Carson Kelly reaching first base, Aguilar decided to take a peak at the catcher’s signs — by lifting up Kelly’s wrist cheat-sheet.

MORE: Padres fan starts brawl after knocking out Rockies fan

Kelly responds with an incredulous, “What are you doing, man?”

Kelly’s disapproval to Aguilar taking a peek results in a hilarious reaction from Aguilar, looking like a kid who was caught with his hand in the cookie jar before breakfast.

Aguilar is one of baseball’s more fun personalities, so there’s nothing to read into here. But it’s not the first time that Aguilar has tried to steal signs. About a month ago, Aguilar stole an index card straight out of Dom Smith’s back pocket during a game against the Mets — presumably a defensive positioning card that players carry with them on the field.

The Marlins would go on to win the game 5-1.

If Aguilar keeps this up, he might be able to score a role in an “Ocean’s 11” reboot. 

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NASCAR lineup at Dover: Starting order, pole for Sunday’s race without qualifying

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NASCAR lineup at Dover: Starting order, pole for Sunday's race without qualifying

The starting lineup for Sunday’s NASCAR Cup Series race at Dover International Speedway was set by applying the statistical formula NASCAR is using for the majority of the series’ races in 2021.

Drivers’ starting positions for the Drydene 400 (2 p.m. ET; FS1, TSN, MRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio) were based on four factors:

  • Driver’s finishing position from the previous race (25 percent)
  • Car owner’s finishing position from the previous race (25 percent)
  • Team owner points ranking (35 percent)
  • Fastest lap from the previous race (15 percent)

NASCAR is conducting qualifying and practice for just eight Cup Series races in the 2021 season. The next qualifying session will take place prior to the May 23 event at Circuit of the Americas, a road course outside Austin, Texas.

Below is the starting lineup, which was set without qualifying, for Sunday’s NASCAR Cup Series race on Dover’s 1-mile oval.

MORE: Watch Sunday’s NASCAR race live with fuboTV (free 7-day trial)

Who won the pole for the NASCAR race at Dover?

Martin Truex Jr. was tabbed to lead the field to green for the Drydene 400 based on the mathematical formula. Truex is coming off his third win of the season, a dominating performance at Darlington last Sunday. He is the only driver to win more than once in the Cup Series in 2021.

Truex also gained the No. 1 pit stall, which is a valuable piece of real estate at Dover because track position is highly important on the Monster Mile.

The Joe Gibbs Racing driver is second in the series point standings to teammate Denny Hamlin, who will start in the second position Sunday. William Byron, Kyle Larson, Kevin Harvick, Kyle Busch, Ryan Blaney, Chase Elliott, Joey Logano and Chris Buescher received the other top-10 lineup spots.

NASCAR starting lineup at Dover

NASCAR used a mathematical formula to set the starting lineup for Sunday’s race at Dover International Speedway, the Drydene 400, without qualifying.

Start pos. Driver Car No. Team
1 Martin Truex Jr. 19 Joe Gibbs Racing
2 Denny Hamlin 11 Joe Gibbs Racing
3 William Byron 24 Hendrick Motorsports
4 Kyle Larson 5 Hendrick Motorsports
5 Kevin Harvick 4 Stewart-Haas Racing
6 Kyle Busch 18 Joe Gibbs Racing
7 Ryan Blaney 12 Team Penske
8 Chase Elliott 9 Hendrick Motorsports
9 Joey Logano 22 Team Penske
10 Chris Buescher 17 Roush Fenway Racing
11 Christopher Bell 20 Joe Gibbs Racing
12 Tyler Reddick 8 Richard Childress Racing
13 Ryan Newman 6 Roush Fenway Racing
14 Austin Dillon 3 Richard Childress Racing
15 Brad Keselowski 2 Team Penske
16 Alex Bowman 48 Hendrick Motorsports
17 Chase Briscoe 14 Stewart-Haas Racing
18 Matt DiBenedetto 21 Wood Brothers Racing
19 Ross Chastain 42 Chip Ganassi Racing
20 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. 47 JTG Daugherty Racing
21 Michael McDowell 34 Front Row Motorsports
22 Bubba Wallace 23 23XI Racing
23 Erik Jones 43 Richard Petty Motorsports
24 Daniel Suarez 99 Trackhouse Racing Team
25 Ryan Preece 37 JTG Daugherty Racing
26 Corey LaJoie 7 Spire Motorsports
27 Anthony Alfredo 38 Front Row Motorsports
28 Kurt Busch 1 Chip Ganassi Racing
29 Justin Haley 77 Spire Motorsports
30 Cole Custer 41 Stewart-Haas Racing
31 BJ McLeod 78 Live Fast Motorsports
32 Aric Almirola 10 Stewart-Haas Racing
33 James Davison 15 Rick Ware Racing
34 Cody Ware 51 Petty Ware Racing
35 Quin Houff 00 StarCom Racing
36 Garrett Smithley 53 Rick Ware Racing
37 Josh Bilicki 52 Rick Ware Racing

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Oliveira vs. Chandler purse, salaries: How much money will they make at UFC 262?

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Oliveira vs. Chandler purse, salaries: How much money will they make at UFC 262?

There’s a whole lot of bling on the line at UFC 262, and not just from the lightweight championship belt.

Charles Oliveira (30-8-1, eight KOs) and Michael Chandler (22-5, 10 KOs) will vie for a significant payday and supremacy in the lightweight division as its Nos. 3- and 4-ranked fighters, respectively. That’s especially impressive for Chandler, who is fighting under the UFC flag for just the second time after moving on from Bellator. He is on a current three-win streak, all via knockout, heading into his bout vs. Oliveira.

Oliveira, meanwhile, is on an eight-fight win streak, mixing in wins via submission, KO and decision into the mix. Will he prove his superiority over the relative UFC newcomer, or will Chandler put his stamp as the best lightweight in the world in just his second UFC fight?

With that, here’s everything you need to know about the money they stand to make at UFC 262.

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UFC 262 purse, prize money

The official UFC 262 purse won’t be revealed until after the fight has concluded, but the headliners’ previous bouts in the Octagon could provide some indication of what they’re expected to make.

Michael Chandler made a reported $530,000 from UFC 257, which included his Performance of the Night, win and sponsorship bonuses. He made $350,000 in show money. Oliveira made a reported $250,000 from UFC 256: $115,000 to show, $115,000 as a win bonus and $20,000 in fight week incentive pay.

Considering that each fighter made those figures without headlining their respective events, it stands to reason that each will look to make at least $500,000 from UFC 262.

MORE: Everything you need to know about UFC 262

What is Charles Oliveira’s net worth?

Oliveria’s net worth is estimated between $2 million and $3 million per mmasalaries.com and $2.21 million according to sportkez.com.

What is Michael Chandler’s net worth?

Chandler has a net worth of $2 million, according to a 2020 estimate from wealthygenius.com.

UFC 262 card

Main card

  • Charles Oliveira vs. Michael Chandler (lightweight championship)
  • Tony Ferguson vs. Beneil Dariush (lightweight)
  • Katlyn Chookagian vs. Viviane Araujo (women’s flyweight)
  • Shane Burgos vs. Edson Barboza (featherweight)
  • Matt Schnell vs. Rogerio Bontorin (bantamweight)

Prelims

  • Jacare Souza vs. Andre Muniz (middleweight)
  • Lando Vannata vs. Mike Grundy (featherweight)
  • Andrea Lee vs. Antonina Shevchenko (women’s flyweight)
  • Jordan Wright vs. Jamie Pickett (middleweight)

Early prelims

  • Gina Mazany vs. Priscila Cachoeira (women’s flyweight)
  • Kevin Aguilar vs. Tucker Lutz (featherweight)
  • Christos Giacos vs. Sean Soriano (flyweight)

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