The wrestling and control of Kamaru Usman was too much for Jorge Masvidal at UFC 251 as Usman picked up a unanimous decision victory to retain in the Middleweight Title in the main event.
Masvidal, who took the fight on six days notice, came out firing but couldn't keep Usman off of him as the champion controlled the challenger for the better part of 25-minutes to remain undefeated in the UFC.
Here's how fighters reacted to Usman's dominating performance.
Burns has best chance (at the moment) to beat Usman— Matt Brown (@IamTheImmortal) July 12, 2020
Respect to Masvidal for taking that fight last minute, most men ain’t doing that.— BONY (@JonnyBones) July 12, 2020
Wait, they’re friends now?— Daniel Cormier (@dc_mma) July 12, 2020
I can’t wait for Usman v Burns!— Jessy Jess (@missjessyjess) July 12, 2020
In the end it all comes down to respect. Great to see. Congrats my man @USMAN84kg ----— Dan “50k” Ige (@Dynamitedan808) July 12, 2020
Congratulations Champ ---- ----— BONY (@JonnyBones) July 12, 2020
Usman did what he needed, but did very little damage. #UFC251— Jordan Rinaldi (@JordanRinaldi) July 12, 2020
@GamebredFighter with the heart ----— U R I A H H A L L (@UriahHallMMA) July 12, 2020
I’d love to see Masivadal on a full camp vs Usman not offering any excuses but facts are facts 6 days puts you at a severe disadvantage— Terrion Flash Ware (@flashmma) July 12, 2020
This fight is boring as shit— Funky (@Benaskren) July 12, 2020
Fuck me. I’m almost asleep might switch to the footy #UFC251— Athlete Life (@beatdown155) July 12, 2020
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