UFC 261 weigh-ins faceoffs video: Three title fights, including Usman vs. Masvidal, lock eyes

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – At the conclusion on Friday’s UFC 261 ceremonial weigh-ins, the six athletes from the three championship fights came face to face for their final fight-week staredowns.

Saturday’s card, which takes place at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena and streams on ESPN+ pay-per-view, will feature the eighth championship triple-header in company history. The welterweight, women’s strawweight and women’s flyweight belts will be on the line with Kamaru Usman vs. Jorge Masvidal, Zhang Weili vs. Rose Namajunas and Valentina Shevchenko vs. Jessica Andrade.

Check out the last faceoff from each title fight below.

Valentina Shevchenko vs. Jessica Andrade

The opening bout of UFC 261's title fight trio will see women's flyweight champion [autotag]Valentina Shevchenko[/autotag] (20-3 MMA, 9-2 UFC) attempt to make her fifth consecutive defense when she takes on former strawweight queen [autotag]Jessica Andrade[/autotag] (21-8 MMA, 12-6 UFC), who is fighting to become just the second female in company history – along with Amanda Nunes – to win belts in two weight classes. https://twitter.com/MMAjunkie/status/1385694730344882182

Zhang Weili vs. Rose Namajunas

The co-main event will see strawweight champion [autotag]Zhang Weili[/autotag] (21-1 MMA, 5-0 UFC) return to the octagon for the first time since her 2020 "Fight of the Year" with Joanna Jedrzejczyk when she takes on [autotag]Rose Namajunas[/autotag] (9-4 MMA, 7-3 UFC), who will attempt to regain the 115-pound strap she lost in May 2019. https://twitter.com/MMAjunkie/status/1385695997515472898

Kamaru Usman vs. Jorge Masvidal

A welterweight championship rematch between rivals [autotag]Kamaru Usman[/autotag] (18-1 MMA, 13-0 UFC) and [autotag]Jorge Masvidal[/autotag] (35-14 MMA, 12-7 UFC) gets top billing at UFC 261 as the pair are set to run it back after fighting on short notice at UFC 251 in July. Usman won the first bout by unanimous decision, but was not satisfied with his performance, so he asked the UFC to give him Masvidal again so he can put an exclamation point on the fight. https://twitter.com/MMAjunkie/status/1385697937397895172 https://twitter.com/MMAjunkie/status/1385701041157644288

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