According to ESPN, UFC welterweight champion Kamaru Usman will return to his cage in February for the long-awaited title-defense battle with top candidate Gilbert Burns.Battle news was first reported ESPN’s Brett Okamoto, When the UFC attempts a third battle between Usman and Burns.
When these were set to meet for the first time, Burns had to withdraw because he tested positive for COVID-19, resulting in “BMF” champion Jorge Masvidal playing against Usman in UFC 251. Was notified 6 days ago, and Usman was in the fight. To win the unanimous decision.
Usman reportedly faced Burns in December after his second title defense, but had to withdraw. Give yourself more time to recover from injury in the final battle.. Now that the third may be appealing, Usman finally steps into the Octagon with his most suitable candidate, Gilbert Burns.
Kamaru Usman is aiming for his third title defense since winning the title from Tyron Woodley at UFC 235 in 2019. Since then, he has continued to defend his belt with the aforementioned Masvidal at UFC 251 and his rival Colby Covington. UFC 245 in December 2019. Throughout his professional career, Usman has a 17: 1 record and suffered his only defeat in 2013.
Usman faces a very valuable challenger in Burns as he aims to continue his title defense streak. He finished the first round of Demian Maia, won the decision against Gunnar Nelson, and more recently a very impressive show to former champion Tyron Woodley.
The UFC 258 is scheduled to take place on February 13, 2021, and these matches have been reported at this event, including an agreed but not yet officially signed welterweight title battle.
- Welterweight title Kamaru Usman vs Gilbert Burns
- Maycee Barber vs Alexa Grasso
- Chris Weidman vs Uriah Hall
- Kelvin Gastelum vs Ian Heinisch
- Polyana Viana vs Mallory Martin
- Gabe Green vs Philip Row
- Julian Marquez vs Maki Pitro
– MMA Sports
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