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UFC 258: Usman Vs Burns Odds & Match Card
When: 10:00 PM ET, Saturday, February 13, 2021
Preliminary Card: 8:00 PM
Main Card: 10:00 PM
Where: UFC Apex, Las Vegas, NV
TV: ESPN+ Pay Per View ($89.99 (new ESPN+ subscribers) or $59.99 (existing subscribers)
|Kamaru Usman (-280) vs. Gilbert Burns (+240) Welterweight|
|Kelvin Gastelum (-230) vs. Ian Heinisch (+190) Middleweight|
|Julian Marquez (-165) vs. Maki Pitolo (+145) Middleweight|
|Alexa Grasso (-140) vs. Maycee Barber (+120) Woman Flyweight|
|Bobby Green (-260) vs. Jim Miller +220) Lightweight|
Kamaru Usman Vs Gilbert Burns – UFC lightweights
Kamaru Usman: 17-1
Gilbert Burns: 19-3
After their first bout for UFC 251 was delayed, Usman’s third title defence will come against former teammate Gilbert Burns on Saturday. Should the champion find a way to win this one, he’ll surpass superstar Georges St-Pierre’s record for the most consecutive UFC welterweight wins (12).
In our opinion, Burns has the toughest fight of his career on his hands. Undoubtedly one of the UFC’s best jiu-jitsu practitioners, the improvements Burns made to his striking prior to his return to welterweight in 2019 have made him one of the toughest all-round prospects in the sport. Since that return, ‘Durinho’ has beaten Alexey Kunchenko, Gunnar Nelson, Demian Maia and Tyron Woodley in impressive fashion and now sits as the #1 ranked welterweight in the world.
Usman will need all of his championship experience against Burns, who has never fought for a title before, and has only been five rounds once – in his most recent win against Woodley. The winner will set themselves up for a series of huge fights as the likes of Covington, Masvidal, Michael Chiesa and Nate Diaz push for future title opportunities. It’s set to be a great UFC fight night.
UFC 258: Usman Vs Burns Predictions
- 10 PT Pick: Kamaru Usman – Gilbert Burns (Kamaru Usman Wins By KO/TKO)
- 9 PT Pick: Kelvin Gastelum – Ian Heinisch (Kelvin Gastelum Wins By KO, TKO, Submission Or DQ)
- 8 PT Pick: Bobby Green – Jim Miller (Bobby Green Wins By Decision)