The dominant UFC welterweight champion Kamaru Usman will go face-to-face against his former teammate Gilbert Burns. The action will take place at the Main Event of UFC 258.
UFC 258 will take place on Sunday, February 14, 2021, at 8:30 PM IST at the UFC Apex facility in Las Vegas, Nevada, United States. UFC announced on Wednesday.
The yore of Usman and Burns
Burns and Usman originally set to face each other at UFC 251 past July 2020. Unfortunately, Burns tested positive for COVID-19 being replaced at the last minute by Jorge Masvidal. Later on, the fight being fixed for UFC 256 in December 2020. However, Usman required more time to recover from the injuries before going for the title defense against Burns.
Winning the welterweight title in March 2019, Usman has successfully defended its title against top rivals like Colby Covington and Masvidal.
Burns has somehow halted the top of the welterweight division, but the Main Event of UFC 258 will pair him against men on lengthy winning streaks who have completely dominated their opposition.
Insights of Usman vs Burns
The duo of Usman and Burns used to train together at Sanford MMA in Florida as teammates. UFC 258 finally brings them face to face.
Usman has defeated some of the best and defended the title, however, Burns is on a six-fight winning streak. Watching UFC 258 undoubtedly will be no less than a great pleasure.
There is no big age difference between Usman and Burns (Usman is 33 and Burns 34 years old). Both the fighters are amazing when they are performing. Both the fighters weighing the same at 170lbs, the difference comes with the reach and height. Kamaru Usman’s reach is more than Gilbert Burns’s (193cm to 180.3cm), also, Usman’s height is 1.83m and Burn’s height is 1.78m.
Where to watch UFC 258?
UFC 258 will be live on Sunday, 14th February 2021. You can watch it on UFC Fight Pass. Early Prelims and prelims will begin at 6:30 AM IST, Main Card at 8:30 AM IST. The fight will air on Sony SIX OR Sony SIX HD/ ESPN+. To watch the live match Download the UFC Mobile App, where the past matches are also available.