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Mixed martial arts-Usman, Namajunas scored KO score at UFC 261 According to Reuters


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By Philip O’Connor

(Reuters) – Kamaru Usman knocked out Jorge Masvidal to keep his UFC semi-mid-range title while Rose Namajunas delivered a stunning first-kick KO to dethrone strawweight champion Zhang Weili at UFC 261 in Jacksonville, Florida on Saturday.

In the third title match, female fly champion Valentina Shevchenko overcame Jessica Andrade as she won the knockout round in the second round to retain her crown.

Renowned for his strong materialism, 33-year-old Usman attended Masvidal’s home event with a 17-match win, and he comfortably won the first half before making the match abruptly stopped. again in the second inning.

Usman swung a thunderous right hand for a minute in second frame to knock down Masvidal, who looked out before touching the canvas, silencing the roaring home crowd and prolonging the longest streak of victories of any kind Boxers are active at the UFC.

“It’s been a while since I was extremely nervous for a game. But he supported me. He sent me to the workshop and honed all my tools to make a performance like that. So, “Usman said in his post-match interview, his daughter in his arms in the octagon.

“I’m the best martial artist on the planet right now,” he added.

During the main co-event Namajunas, who won the title in 2017 and had a successful defense before losing to Andrade in 2019, landed with a high left kick straight into the jaw to turn on the light for Zhang. after just one minute and 18 seconds. of their title war.

Namajunas rushed in to finish off his opponent, but referee Keith Petersen quickly waved his hand as the American won a streak of 21 wins and became the first woman at the UFC to regain a title.

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