Kamaru Usman aims for the third defense of his welterweight title against his former teammate Gilbert Burns in the main event of UFC 258, which will take place at UFC Apex in Las Vegas.
It’s the UFC’s second pay-per-view event of 2021 following Dustin Poirier’s shocking knockout of Conor McGregor at UFC 257 last month.
Usman was set to face No. 2 ranked Burns last July at UFC 251, but the Brazilian was pulled 10 days before the fight after contracting COVID-19. Usman’s rival Jorge Masvidal intervened on short notice but was dominated by the Nigerian champion.
But now the two former American Top Team teammates will meet and both will have significant momentum heading into the fight. Usman currently has a 16-fight winning streak and has yet to lose during his tenure in the UFC since winning The Ultimate Fighter in 2015.
Burns has been on a roll since returning to the welterweight division in 2019. He has won four matches in a dominant fashion with victories over Tyron Woodley, Demian Maia, Gunnar Nelson and Alexey Kunchenko. But Usman is by far his toughest test to date.
Usman and Burns are familiar sparring partners, but nothing will simulate the feel of a real fight with a lot at stake.
Below is a full rundown of the UFC 258 schedule, with details on the fight matches, start times, odds, and more.
What time is Kamaru Usman vs. Gilbert Burns?
- Date: Saturday February 13
- First preliminaries: 6:30 pm ET
- Preliminaries: 8 pm ET
- Main PPV card: 10 pm ET
UFC 258 broadcast coverage will begin with the UFC Fight Pass preliminaries at 6:30 p.m. ET, followed by the preliminaries at 8 p.m. ET. The pay-per-view event is scheduled to begin at 10 p.m. ET. Usman and Burns are expected to arrive at the Octagon around 12:15 a.m. ET, although the exact time depends on the length of previous fights.
How to watch UFC 258: Usman vs. Burns
The complete UFC 258 card, including the main PPV card, is available in the US on the ESPN + subscription streaming service.
However, previous fights can be seen live on ESPN, the WatchESPN app and, for the first preliminaries, on the UFC Fight Pass.
In Canada, the main pay-per-view card is available at Bell, Rogers, Shaw, SaskTel, Videotron, Telus, Eastlink, and UFC PPV at UFC Fight Pass.
Usman vs. Burns Price: How Much Does UFC 258 Cost?
In the US, the UFC 258 main card is available via pay-per-view on ESPN +, which also requires a subscription. The PPV price for UFC 258 is $ 69.99 for current subscribers. New subscribers you can pay a package price of $ 89.98 for UFC 258 pay-per-view and an annual subscription to ESPN +, offering savings of more than 30 percent.
Where is UFC 258?
UFC 258 will take place at UFC Apex in Las Vegas, without fan attendance due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
This will be Usman’s first fight at UFC Apex, while Burns will return to the venue for the second time after defeating Tyron Woodley last May.
Usman vs. Burns odds for UFC 258
According to BetMGM, Usman ranks as a sizable favorite at -275, which means a $ 275 bet would be needed to make a $ 100 profit if Usman is victorious. Burns is the underdog at +225 where a bet of $ 100 would generate a profit of $ 225.
Record, biography of Kamaru Usman
- Name: Kamaru usman
- Nationality: Nigerian
- Born: May 11, 1987
- Height: 6-0
- Arrive: 76 inches
- Total fights: 18
- Registry: 17-1
Gilbert Burns album, biography
- Name: Gilbert Burns
- Nationality: Brazilian
- Born: July 20, 1986
- Height: 5-10
- Arrive: 71 inches
- Total fights: 22
- Registry: 19-3
UFC 258 Fight Card
- Kamaru Usman (c) vs. Gilbert Burns for Usman’s welterweight title
- Maycee Barber vs. Alexa Grasso; Female flyweight
- Kelvin Gastelum vs. Ian Heinisch; Middleweight
- Maki Pitolo against Julián Márquez; Middleweight
- Ricky Simon vs. Brian Kelleher; Featherweight
- Rodolfo Viera vs. Anthony Hernandez; Middleweight
- Belal Muhammad against Dhiego Lima; Welterweight
- Polyana Viana vs. Mallory Martin; Female strawweight
- Andre Ewell vs. Chris Gutierrez; Catch Weight (140 lbs)
- Gabriel Green vs. Philip Rowe; Welterweight
- Gillian Robertson vs. Miranda Maverick; Female flyweight
Eddie is an Australian news reporter with over 9 years in the industry and has published on Forbes and tech crunch.