Right after looking at their 1st booking in July derailed by a constructive COVID-19 examination for Burns (and a rumored rebooking in December also nixed), the welterweight stars are set for UFC 258 on Feb. 13, and the formal poster for the occasion was introduced Monday.
Teammates turned rivals
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Considering that winning the title with a 1-sided final decision earn in excess of Tyron Woodley, Usman has successfully defended the belt two times against rivals Colby Covington and Jorge Masvidal. The champ brings a 12- UFC file into his clash with Burns.
Burns has received 6 straight to gain his shot at Usman, scoring major wins from Woodley and Demian Maia to establish himself as the No. 1 contender at 170 kilos.
Not featured on the poster but also in motion are previous UFC middleweight winner Chris Weidman, Uriah Corridor, Kelvin Gastelum, Pedro Munhoz, and budding flyweight contenders Maycee Barber and Alexa Grasso.
See the updated UFC 258 card underneath:
Chris Weidman vs. Uriah Hall