It is now a weekly assembly for fight sports activities followers subscribed to RMC Sport. The UFC is broadcast there solely, and reserves massive shocks each weekend. On the evening of Saturday thirteenth to Sunday 14th February, the primary poster will see the welterweights world champion Kamaru Usman face the very strong outsider Gilbert Burns. And it won’t be frankly in an environment of Valentine’s Day …
For UFC 258, certainly one of 42 occasions of the yr organized by the primary MMA group, it’s as soon as once more a very busy schedule forward, and must be the reason for one other sleepless evening. for the followers. The most important fight of the evening shall be between Kamaru Usman, the Nigerian welterweights champion (lower than 77 kilos), towards Gilbert Burns, a fighter who, opposite to what his identify would possibly counsel, is actually … Brazilian.
In the correct nook, subsequently, we’ve Kamaru Usman, reigning world champion in welterweights, the class devoted to fighters beneath 77 kilos. But he is nonetheless a heavyweight, particularly if you have a look at his document: 18 fights, 17 wins, 7 KOs, 1 submission, 1 single loss. Unbeaten since 2013, he stays on 16 consecutive victories, and definitely doesn’t intend to lose his belt towards … his former coaching accomplice! Because Usman and Burns know one another very properly, having skilled collectively for a few years. Now one is #1 within the class, and the opposite … quantity 2!
Burns desires to complete Usman in 3 or 4 rounds
In the left nook, the Brazilian Gilbert Burns will subsequently need to show to his former mentor that the pupil has now handed the grasp. His document is 22 fights, 19 wins, 6 knockouts, 8 submissions and three losses. But since his arrival within the welterweights class, he has solely identified victory: 6 in a row! In truth, this big shock ought to have occurred in July 2020, however Burns having examined posifitf for the coronavirus, it has been postponed. So right here it’s lastly on the verge of unfolding, with a Burns who was notably upset and assured in an interview with TMZ Sport :
“I don’t know when, but in 3 or 4 rounds I think I’ll be able to get a finish.”
Not positive that the one nicknamed the “Nigerian Nightmare” is keen that their reunion happen on this manner, he who has by no means been knocked out in his profession. In addition to this very good poster, right here is the remainder of the cardboard that awaits you on the evening of Saturday February 13 to Sunday February 14 from 4:00 a.m. on RMC Sport, currently available at only 1 euro from the SFR box :
- Kamaru Usman (c) vs. Gilbert burns
- Alexa Grasso vs. Maycee Barber
- Uriah Hall vs. Chris weidman
- Gabriel Green vs Philip Rowe
- Kelvin Gastelum vs Ian Heinisch