Top rated-ranked welterweight contender Gilbert Burns will try out to dethrone reigning division kingpin Kamaru Usman in the UFC 258 shell out-for each-view (PPV) primary occasion, scheduled for Sat., Feb. 13, 2021, inside of UFC APEX in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Just really do not hope it to go all 5 rounds.
Which is for the reason that “Durinho” is self-assured he can be the initial UFC fighter to defeat “The Nigerian Nightmare” and capture the crown. In addition, Burns is anticipating to complete their 170-pound contest somewhere in the 3rd or fourth body.
“I see a complete,” Burns informed TMZ Sports activities (transcribed by Adam Martin). “I’m really harmful. I bought very good weapons. I’m producing guaranteed every little thing is finding sharp. The past two months right up until the day of the struggle I’m heading to make sure all the things is in regulate. Everything that I can manage I will command. I’m heading to sharpen every single solitary instrument that I have, and I imagine I will be the a single that will complete Kamaru on February 13. I do not know (when), but inside of the 3 or 4 rounds I believe will be ready to get a finish.”
Burns (19-3) has rattled off 6 straight wins, including past May’s unanimous determination victory above Tyron Woodley. As for Usman (17-1), he disposed of Jorge Masvidal at UFC 251 back in July, getting earlier rid himself of Colby Covington at UFC 245.
UFC 258 will mark the promotion’s third endeavor to pair Burns against Usman.
Also competing at the Feb. 13 celebration is former middleweight champion Chris Weidman, who rematches Uriah Hall immediately after scoring a specialized knockout finish in excess of “Prime Time” back again on the regional circuit. In addition, Kelvin Gastelum seems to improve his stock at 185 pounds reverse Ian Heinisch.