Kamaru Usman set to defend his welterweight title towards Gilbert Burns at UFC 258!
‘Usman vs. Burns’ has already been scheduled twice in 2020, however COVID stepped in and prompted the duel to be canceled at UFC 251 after which UFC 256.
The welterweight champion, Kamaru Usman (17-1) will strategy this battle with a sequence of 16 straight victories together with 12 within the UFC the place he has reigned since his victory over Tyron Woodley at UFC 235. The highly effective Nigerian has since efficiently defended his belt towards Colby Covington at UFC 245 and Jorge Masvidal at UFC 251.
For his half, Gilbert Burns (19-3) has overwhelmed his final 6 opponents within the UFC. After a shy begin in light-weight, the Brazilian moved as much as welterweight to take turns eliminating Alexey Kunchenko, Gunnar Nelson, Demian Maia, and lately Tyron Woodley.
He’s clearly a critical contender for Usman.
UFC 258 now consists of the next fights:
- Kamaru Usman (c.) Vs. Gilbert Burns – welterweight title battle
- Uriah Hall vs. Chris weidman
- Ian Heinisch vs. Kelvin Gastelum
- Maycee Barber vs. Alexa grasso
- Gabe Green vs. Phil rowe