Jorge Masvidal’s fight against Kamaru Usman at UFC 251 went pretty much the way many thought. The champion won, convincingly. Photo: USA TODAY Sports Jorge Masvidal’s fight against Kamaru Usman at UFC 251 went pretty much the way many thought. The champion won, convincingly. Photo: USA TODAY Sports
Jorge Masvidal’s fight against Kamaru Usman at UFC 251 went pretty much the way many thought. The champion won, convincingly. Photo: USA TODAY Sports
Patrick Blennerhassett
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The Takedown by Patrick Blennerhassett

Jorge Masvidal loses to Kamaru Usman but wins UFC 251 pay-per-view battle and increases his stardom

  • ‘Gamebred’ supercharged UFC 251, and although he lost to Kamaru Usman, he remains a star with huge drawing power
  • But Masvidal might be best suited in showpiece fights against the likes of Conor McGregor

Jorge Masvidal’s fight against Kamaru Usman at UFC 251 went pretty much the way many thought. The champion won, convincingly. Photo: USA TODAY Sports Jorge Masvidal’s fight against Kamaru Usman at UFC 251 went pretty much the way many thought. The champion won, convincingly. Photo: USA TODAY Sports
Jorge Masvidal’s fight against Kamaru Usman at UFC 251 went pretty much the way many thought. The champion won, convincingly. Photo: USA TODAY Sports
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Patrick Blennerhassett

Patrick Blennerhassett

Patrick Blennerhassett is an award-winning Canadian journalist and four-time published author. He is a Jack Webster Fellowship winner and a British Columbia bestselling novelist. He has covered sport for the Post since 2018.