UFC 258 to attribute Kamaru Usman vs. Gilbert Burns welterweight title combat
Let’s see if the aged “third time’s a charm” expressing retains real. That’s what absolutely everyone has to be contemplating when it comes to UFC welterweight winner Kamaru Usman defending his belt reverse Gilbert Burns at UFC 258.
The bout has been verbally agreed to as the UFC 258 headliner on Feb. 13. The reserving was to start with described by ESPN. It marks the 3rd try at booking the bout.
Usman was originally slated to defend from Burns at UFC 251 on July 12, 2020. Burns had to withdraw after screening beneficial for COVID-19. He was changed by Jorge Masvidal, whom Usman defeated by unanimous decision.
The bout was then remaining viewed as for the UFC 256 headliner on Dec. 12, the promotion’s remaining pay-for every-see party of the yr. Usman, nevertheless, pulled out of the bout citing the need to have for much more time to recuperate from undisclosed injuries.
UFC 256 was sooner or later headlined by flyweight champion Deveison Figueiredo placing his belt on the line for the 3rd time in a few weeks. He fought Brandon Moreno to a the greater part draw, retaining his title.
With Usman and Burns prepared to contend, officials have penciled in the bout as the UFC 258 headliner on Feb. 13, which will probable acquire position at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas.
Usman’s file at the moment sits at 17-1. The Nigerian-born U.S. citizen is undefeated in his 12 UFC bouts, like profitable the welterweight championship and defending it 2 times.
Burns (19-3) is at the moment on a five-combat winning streak that includes victories in excess of the likes of Tyron Woodley, Demian Maia, and Gunnar Nelson.
The UFC kicks off its 2021 plan with a few events in excess of the course of an 8-working day span on Fight Island in Abu Dhabi. UFC Fight Evening: Holloway vs. Kattar is the very first function of the stint on Jan. 16. That is followed by UFC Battle Night time: Magny vs. Chiesa on Jan. 20, a scarce Wednesday event. The 3rd spherical on Fight Island culminates with UFC 257: Poirier vs. McGregor 2, Conor McGregor’s return in a rematch reverse Dustin Poirier.