As Jorge Masvidal VS Kamaru Usman is only a step away from becoming official. Masvidal is all set to attain a bizarre yet exceptional record.
Jorge Masvidal who instantly came into the picture of Welterweight title, after the previously put fixture between Kamaru Usman and Gilbert Jones got affected by the existing pandemic. Now looks destined to be ceremoniously declared as the No.1 Contender.
— Ariel Helwani (@arielhelwani) July 5, 2020
And if that successfully takes place. Then Masvidal will get his name associated with a rather unusual tag.
What Unique Record Will Jorge Masvidal Get His Name Onto
Jorge Masvidal with a potential UFC 251 bout with Kamaru Usman. Will become the second man with most career fights (48) in the UFC history before receiving a title shot.
If Jorge Masvidal faces Kamaru Usman for the UFC welterweight title at #UFC251 on Saturday, only Alistair Overeem will have had more career fights (56) than Masvidal (48) before receiving their first UFC title shot. @GamebredFighter paid his dues 🏆 pic.twitter.com/kjxyeiShwq
— ESPN MMA (@espnmma) July 6, 2020
Masvidal also holds the record for the fastest knockout in the UFC history, at 5 seconds.
Why and How Gamebred Became The Replacement
Following Gilbert Burns’ withdrawal, two names that immediately came forward to replace Burns were of Colby Covington and Jorge Masvidal. Both the fighters through their social media handles, expressed intentions to enter the event. However, with only one spot open. Masvidal’s name was picked by the experts, and the fact that Colby Covington had faced Kamaru Usman before at UFC 249, bolstered former Bellator’s chances.
Who is The Favorite?
Now that the fight is on, Gamebred only has six-days to prepare against a fighter who has an incredible record of 11-0 behind his back. Therefore, Kamaru Usman is definitely in a better position. And according to Best Fight Odds, the Nigerian with 3-1 odds,will in all probability retain his title
However, it is only an analysis, the real picture will be exhibited at Yas Island, Abu Dhabi.