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Usman vs Burns; Former Teammates now Rivals

Usman vs Burns for the main event of UFC 258

UFC 258 will be a giant rollercoaster without a doubt. The UFC sporting realm announced that UFC 258 will take place on Sunday, February 14, 2021, at 8:30 PM IST. The action will take place at the UFC Apex facility in Las Vegas, Nevada, United States.

Both the fighters who are now rivals used to be teammates. UFC258 kicks off in less than a week now, including three major pay-per-view events. For the Main Event of UFC 258, UFC welterweight champion Kamaru Usman will go face-to-face against his former teammate Gilbert Burns.

Who has the upper edge?

Is it Kamaru Usman or Gilbert Burns who has the upper hand for the Main Event? Talking about their age, there is no big difference (Usman is 33 and Burns 34 years old). Both the fighters weigh the same, 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.

Conversely, the yore between the two fighters will help Burns more than Usman. Marc Raimondi calls this one a ‘Real’, agreeing to the theory that familiarity can help the underdog in these situations. Being with the top Fighter of the welterweight division inside the octagon vs seeing his skills, techniques and technical attributes on film are two completely different things, according to Raimondi.

Kamaru Usman vs Gilbert Burns for UFC welterweight Title

Usman making it to the top of the ladder is about to face a former teammate and friend for his Welterweight title defense. Undoubtedly, no fighter is less. The chemistry and the history between the fighters will make the fight more intense. Usman’s Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu coach, Jorge Santiago, says that Usman looks like a whole different fighter now. However, Burns knows Usman as well as anyone.

Burns vs Usman at Main Event of UFC 258

One of the biggest advantages a fighter can have is learning from the opponent’s master. The coaches and teammates helping Burns at Sanford MMA were Usman’s coaches and teammates. Similarly, Usman knows Burns, much better than any of his other opponents.

Everyone is excited for the Main Event at UFC258, now with just 2 days left, the wait is almost over. This match will not only be terrific but also unforgettable.

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