Wow. Just… Wow. How about those main cards? The fans are back in the arena and they got their money’s worth of an action packed night!
After we saw a gruesome leg injury from Chris Weidman, reminiscent of his fight against Anderson Silva, Jacksonville Arena hosted 3 title bout in front of a full house for the first time since the pandemic happened.
The Nigerian Nightmare promised violence and he did just that. Kamaru Usman (19-1) is still your UFC Welterweight Champion after delivering a vicious right cross to Jorge Masvidal (35-15) and knocked him out for good. This is a first for Masvidal to get KOed off a strike. Usman has now won 14 straight, and sky's the limit for him. After beating Masvidal twice, he might be looking to beat Colby Covington (16-2), again, to cement himself as the best of the best.
In other news, Rose Namajunas (11-4) is your new Strawweight Champion! She made a quick work of Weili Zhang (21-2), and knocked her out in the first round with a head kick. Valentina Shevchenko (21-3) retains the title after a yet another dominating performance, this time against the former Strawweight Champ, Jessica Andrade (21-9).