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What time is the Kamaru Usman vs. Jorge Masvidal fight at UFC 261?

The UFC 261 main event is for the heavyweight championship. What time will Kamaru Usman and Jorge Masvidal touch gloves in the octagon?

UFC Welterweight Champion Kamaru Usman of Nigeria and Jorge Masvidal face off during the UFC 261 press conference at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena on April 22, 2021 in Jacksonville, Florida. Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC

UFC is back in front of fans for the first time in over a year in the United States, with UFC 261 getting underway Saturday evening from the VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville. The early preliminary card gets underway at 5:45 p.m. ET with four fights airing on UFC Fight Pass. That is followed by the four-fight preliminary card at 8 p.m. on ESPN & ESPN+.

The main card for the event is scheduled to get started at 10 p.m. and will be available for purchase through ESPN+ PPV. The card is headlined by Kamaru Usman and Jorge Masvidal in a UFC welterweight championship match.

The title fight is estimated to get going at just after midnight, according to UFC projections. The main card starts at 10 p.m., so it will depend somewhat on how long the first four fights go, and then how long ring entrances with pomp and circumstance is for the title fights. But just after midnight on the east coast is probably a safe bet.