How to Watch UFC 261 Online: Usman vs. Masvidal Live Stream – Start Time, Fight Card, Betting Odds

By Gabriela Vatu / April 21, 2021

There's a massive UFC event coming up soon, the UFC 261. The main event will take place between Kamaru Usman and Jorge Masvidal, a pair that previously met not too long ago.

UFC 261 is creating quite the buzz as the pair will face off for the Welterweight title, one that Usman has managed to defend time and time again.

The night will feature another massive fight between Zhang Weili and Rose Namajunas for the Women's Strawweight title. Valentina Shevchenko and Jessica Andrade are also fighting for the title in the Women's Flyweight category.

When and Where to Watch UFC 261: Usman vs. Masvidal?

The main event is pay-per-view, but the prelims and early prelims can be enjoyed on ESPN and with a UFC Fight Pass. Of course, ESPN+ is also the safe bet as you can purchase the PPV and watch the prelims there as well. UFC 261 will take place on April 24th at the VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, Florida.

How to Watch UFC 261: Usman vs. Masvidal?

Keeping up with UFC 261 isn't going to be difficult as the event will be streamed online via ESPN+. ESPN+ is the only service that allows users to purchase the PPV event, so you're going to need to have a subscription.

First, you need to know that new subscribers can get UFC 261 and ESPN+ for a full year for as little as $89.99. Taking into consideration that ESPN+ alone costs $59.99 per year, we think this is a great deal.

Otherwise, ESPN+ subscribers can switch from a month-to-month subscription to a yearly one with the same deal or can purchase UFC 261 for $69.99.

Here's how you can get UFC 261 as a new ESPN+ subscriber:

Existing ESPN+ subscribers can get UFC 261 for $69.99. Here's how:

ESPN will stream the prelims, so you can enjoy those over a regular live TV service if you want one. You'll find ESPN on multiple platforms, including fuboTV, which has a ton of sports networks, Hulu with Live TV, YouTube TV, and Sling TV in the Orange and Orange + Blue bundles.

More About the Fighters

Kamaru Usman Bio & Record

Jorge Masvidal Bio & Record

What Are the Odds for UFC 261: Usman vs. Masvidal?

For this upcoming rematch, online sportsbook Bovada claims Usman is the clear favorite with -400 odds. The underdog, Masvidal, comes in with +300 odds.

If you're unfamiliar about how this works, we're going to translate it like so - you need to bet $400 on Usman to make $100 if he wins, but if you bet $100 on Masvidal, and he wins, you win $300. Basically, no one believes Masvidal is going to take home the belt.

UFC 261 Fight Card

Category Fighters
Welterweight Title Bout Kamaru Usman Jorge Masvidal
Women's Strawweight Title Bout Zhang Weili Rose Namajunas
Women's Flyweight Title Bout Valentina Shevchenko Jessica Andrade
Middleweight Uriah Hall Chris Weidman
Light Heavyweight Anthony Smith Jim Crute
Category Fighters
Welterweight Alex Oliveira Randy Brown
Welterweight Dwight Grant Stefan Sekulic
Middleweight Karl Robertson Brendan Allen
Featherweight Patrick Sabatini Tristan Connely
Category Fighters
Bantamweight Danaa Batgerel Kevin Natividad
Lighweight Kazula Vargas Rongzhu
Flyweight Aoriqileng Jeffrey Molina
Women's Strawweight Na Liang Ariane Carnelossi
Bantamweight Jamey Simmons Johnny Munoz

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