Jorge Masvidal to Challenge American Cornhole League Champ in Special Rules Match

By Tristen Critchfield Aug 3, 2020


Jorge Masvidal will get to face another champion this week, but it won’t be in the Ultimate Fighting Championship’s Octagon.

Instead, “Gamebred” will meet American Cornhole League star Cody Henderson in a special five-round grudge match Wednesday on ESPN2 at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m PT. The MMA-themed rules are as follows for the special cornhole game:

This 5 Round Grudge Match will begin with Masvidal being spotted 15 points and if a player reaches 21 points by the end of the 5th Round, that will be considered a knockout. If no player achieves a KO by the end of 5th Round we will go to the scoreboard to determine the winner by decision.

According to a release from the American Cornhole League, Masvidal and Henderson crossed paths on the cornhole boards of radio row during Super Bowl week in January. “The two enjoyed some friendly banter as Henderson showcased his skills to win round after round against Masvidal,” the release states. “Cody gave Jorge some tips on how to improve his technique along with some basic strategy for competitive cornhole. Jorge vowed to get better and be back to compete again.”

According to odds released by ACL, Masvidal is a +900 underdog to win by KO and a +250 underdog to take a decision in the match. With an early advantage, Masvidal is confident he can prevail.

“I have the fastest KO in MMA fighting history and now I am going for the fastest KO in cornhole history. Cody will regret spotting me 15 points,” he said.

Masvidal last appeared at UFC 251 on July 11, where he dropped a five-round verdict to reigning welterweight champion Kamaru Usman on Yas Island in Abu Dhabi. The Miami native couldn’t resist taking a shot at Usman ahead of his cornhole showdown.

“Only way I get stopped is if foot stomps are legal,” Masvidal wrote on Twitter.

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