Two folks missed weight at the UFC 251 weigh ins on Friday, however luckily for battle followers, Jorge Masvidal wasn’t one in all them. A towel-clad “Gamebred” hit the championship mark for his 170-pound title battle in opposition to Kamaru Usman this Sat. evening (July 11) on Yas Island in Abu Dhabi.

However it was “tough” highway to the pay-per-view (PPV) headliner.

“Twenty kilos in six days,” Masvidal advised MMA Combating. “That’s all I’m gonna say. It was tough. However I did it. I get shit executed. I’m hurting although, initially throughout the weight minimize, however now it’s all behind me. I made the burden, I’ve already received liquids in me, meals in me, so fairly quickly it’ll be simply social gathering time.”

Usman additionally got here in on the championship weigh of 170 kilos.

Masvidal, 35, took the UFC 251 headliner on lower than every week’s discover after “The Nigerian Nightmare” misplaced his unique opponent, prime 170-pound contender Gilbert Burns, to the coronavirus pandemic that has crippled the state of Florida.

Hopefully “Durinho” can get the winner of Usman-Masvidal later this yr.

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