Dana White, UFC’s president, has announced that the crowd for the UFC 261 will be going to pre-pandemic era levels. After revealing that the event will feature the full strength of the crowd as it used to without social distancing, he also revealed that there will be three back-to-back championship bouts taking place in the show.

The event which will be on the 24th at Jacksonville’s VyStar Veteran’s Memorial Arena will be the 3rd time in UFC history that three title fights will be taking place at the same day. Kamaru Usman (18-1 MMA, 13-0 UFC) will fight John Masvidal (35-14 MMA, 12-7 UFC)  again with the Welterweight belt on the line on UFC Main Event.

Valentina Shevchenko (20-3 MMA, 9-2 UFC) will fight to defend her championship at the UFC co-main event against Jessica Andrade (21-8 MMA, 12-6 UFC), and the fate of the strawweight championship will be decided in a battle against Zhang Weili (21-1 MMA, 5-0 UFC) & Rose Namajunas (9-4 MMA, 7-3 UFC).

It’ll be the first time in 13 months where UFC will attract a large crowd for its major shows, and that makes it no secret that Dana White has been making UFC trend as well as making history with having three title fights take place in a row.

Many UFC fighters took to Twitter to react to the mind-blowing news.

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Nitish Vashishtha

Nitish Vashishtha is a freelance writer/news correspondent from India. He’s written content for companies like ScoopWhoop and Sportskeeda. He’s been writing about pop-culture, current affairs and pro-wrestling since 2017. While pursuing Master's in Mass Communication with a special interest in Advertising, his key areas of creativity lie in designing, content creation and creative storytelling as well as fictional writing. In his free time, he likes to create new riffs on his guitar, learning about whatever piques his interest, reading books ranging from philosophy to speculative sci-fi and enjoys watching anything HBO (Succession FTW).

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