Silva claims UFC welterweights duck him: ‘What do I have to do, rob a bank?’. UFC on ESPN+ 38 predictions: Is it Brian Ortega or 'Korean Zombie' on Fight Island? If that meant sacrificing meaningful offense just to keep Masvidal’s back on the cage for longer, he accepted it. One last technical beauty from Usman was the double leg “cutback” against the cage.

2 months ago; 674 views; Jorge Masvidal vs Kamaru Usman Full Fight Highlight is a highlight video I made of their UFC 251: Fight Island Title Bout. Usman pressured in behind his jab, and yes Masvidal had counter offense in response, he planted his feet to do so, ultimately working toward Usman’s goal of putting him on the cage.

This UFC Welterweight Championship fight between Gamebred and The Nigerian watch video >> Usman paired this shot with his rear straight, which he utilized with the same patterns as the jabs.


As he rose out of the shot into the underhook, he pressed his shoulder up high, stood up straight, and inserted his head underneath Masvidal’s to prop him up even further. Deeper into the fight, Masvidal’s stance became a bit more static and Usman found him much more easily.

If they are both cleared then the fight will be on and they will fly from Las Vegas to Fight Island, which ESPN reports will likely happen on Monday. I won’t be breaking down every single exchange between Usman and Masvidal on the cage, but it’s important to point out some of the details that made those exchanges so uneventful. This prevented Usman from executing the circling footwork required to properly drag him with the bodylock. When Masvidal round kicked, Usman parried the kick across the body, taking a lot of the sting off the shot and putting Masvidal out of position. Usman, the welterweight champ, is the bookies favourite having enjoyed a … Usman capitalized with an effective and simple, yet underutilized tactic - he feinted and level changed on his strikes. Slipping offline and pivoting off the cage and working back to center would have been a major play by Masvidal, considering the work he was able to do in the rare moments he had to work from open space. Additionally, Usman made sure to lift up with the bodylock as he dragged back, ensuring that Masvidal’s base would be as weak as possible.

Sign up for our newsletter and get every update delivered to your inbox! While Jorge Masvidal could hang in wrestling exchanges with Usman for the most part, it was essential for Masvidal to limit those exchanges and give himself time to produce offense in open space. James Vick released from UFC, already speaking to other promotions. Burns (18-3 MMA, 12-3 UFC), who originally was slated to challenge Usman, was forced to withdraw after testing positive for COVID-19 and replaced by Masvidal (35-13 MMA, 12-6 UFC). Too bloody late.😃 pic.twitter.com/sUpeY1DiTr. He was able to wear Masvidal down and tire out his muscles, making it easier to pummel and make more significant moves in the clinch later on. ✌🏾.

UFC welterweight champion Kamaru Usman faces Jorge Masvidal in the main event this Saturday at Flash Forum in Yas Island, Abu Dhabi. Still controlling the double, Usman turned the corner and elevated the legs, working back up from his knees. After one too many consecutive round kicks, Usman changed levels during the parry and passed the foot to his near-side hand. The strikes themselves had utility, as Masvidal’s boxing was all coming at one level and the body was open for simultaneous counters. After bumping Masvidal into the open and sliding into rear-standing with the bodylock, Usman attempted to use the lock to drag Masvidal back, using his legs to block Masvidal’s and knock him over. However, the wily veteran hooked his near leg across and inside the far leg of Usman, pushing it forward. Wrestling breakdown: Kamaru Usman vs. Jorge Masvidal, UFC Fight Island 6: Ortega vs. Korean Zombie staff picks and predictions. Bellator welterweight Kemran Lachinov explains why he put his hands down midway through his bout with Kyle Crutchmer at Bellator 249. Burns confirmed on Sunday that he is now home and resting and is dealing with a nagging headache.

It was not the most exciting fight of the night, but there were plenty of simple - but important lessons to analyze in the wrestling for MMA meta. UFC on ESPN+ 38 faceoff video highlights, photo gallery, Patricky Freire issues statement on Bellator 249 removal: 'I really wanted to fight', Dana White: UFC champ Israel Adesanya has 'a lot of options' – and Jon Jones is one of them. Check out the Bloody Elbow staff’s picks and predictions for Saturday’s UFC FIGHT ISLAND 6: ‘ORTEGA VS KOREAN ZOMBIE card. In terms of fight quality, MMA fans were spoiled by the title bouts at UFC 251. Jorge Masvidal vs Kamaru Usman Full Fight Highlights | UFC 251 Fight Island. However, Masvidal has ridden to the rescue and, according to ESPN, negotiations are completed for him to fight Usman on Saturday night. How the welterweight champion controlled and grounded a dangerous and competent veteran.

Kamaru Usman has vowed to make Jorge Masvidal 'squeal' after 'Gamebred' expressed his desire to fight the welterweight champion at UFC 251.. Usman … This opened up an even easier entry - a reaching snatch single. Case in point - when Masvidal did load up and attempt to cover distance on Usman, he was met with powerful reactive doubles. Masvidal’s gameplan centered on reacting to Usman’s offense, rather than preventing it.

Usman vs Masvidal had previously been targeted as the main event for UFC 251, but negotiations with Masvidal had been unsuccessful. Unfortunately for Masvidal, Usman still had ungodly strength from double overhooks and was able to torque Masvidal back toward the cage. He uses this new position to push Usman back, then switches off to the collar tie to get back on his offense. Follow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. UFC president Dana White, though, has all but confirmed the bout by tweeting a promo video of the two men.

Official scorecard: Kamaru Usman def.

The famed ATT wall-walking came in handy, Masvidal popped right back up and kept his back glued to the fence.

Jorge Masvidal +225 Kamaru Usman -265@UFC | #UFCFightIsland — Nick Kalikas (@FightOdds) July 12, 2020.