Kamaru Usman is the UFC welterweight champion and one of the toughest fighters in the entire sport, making former champion Tyron Woodley look amateurish at UFC 235 before showing his heart in a violent victory over Colby Covington at UFC 245.
So then why is everyone talking about Jorge Masvidal?
Masvidal, who takes over for the infected Gilbert Burns on super short notice, spent his 2019 fight campaign making a mockery of the 170-pound division. He planted Darren Till in London before setting a knockout record against Ben Askren at UFC 239, only to follow it up with a UFC 244 bloodbath against Nate Diaz. A fight that crowned him the BMF (Baddest Motherfucker) in the sport.
Champion Usman will enter the UFC 251 headliner as the odds-on betting favorite, which is not surprising when you consider that Masvidal had zero time to prepare for their championship showdown this Sat. night (July 11) on “Fight Island” in Abu Dhabi.