UFC 258: The Nigerian Nightmare looks to set a new UFC record for consecutive wins as he defends his welterweight title against Gilbert Burns.
What makes this match-up so interesting is the fact that Burns is ferocious on the feet but also have a strong grappling skills. He will not be able to out wrestle Usman, but if the fight goes to the ground, the champion will have to tangle with one of the best jiu-jitsu practitioners in the UFC.
Kamaru Usman vs Gilbert burns match time Pakistan
Pakistan match time of Kamaru Usman vs Gilbert burns at UFC 258 is between 7am – 9am (14 February 2021)
This year the UFC entered into a new partnership with ESPN. That’s great news for the UFC and the expansion of the sport of MMA, but bad news for consumer choice.
In the US, if you want to know how to watch UFC 258, you’ll only find the fight night on PPV through ESPN Plus. The cost structure is a bit confusing, but here are the options to watch UFC on ESPN, according to ESPN’s site:
- Existing yearly ESPN Plus subscribers can .
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Zane Simon: Kamaru Usman has two big advantages I just can’t overlook: pace & wrestling. I’ve never seen Burns have to fight at the kind of output levels that Usman has shown himself fully capable of putting together over 5 rounds. And if he doesn’t want the fight to go that way, then he’s going to have to handle Usman’s wrestling. Burns isn’t a bad wrestler, but I don’t think depending on takedowns is going to be a winning approach. The big ace up Burns’ sleeve is his power. He’s definitely a functional power striker in a way that someone like Covington just wasn’t, but Usman has proven to be insanely tough over the years. So I’ve got to assume he survives. And if I assume that, I gotta assume he wins too. Kamaru Usman by decision.
Mookie Alexander: Well Zane pretty much outlined my own sentiments about this fight. Burns is a little more powerful than Usman as a striker but I’d also add that Usman’s chin is superior. Albeit at 155, Burns has been rocked and stopped before so Usman hurting Burns isn’t inconceivable. Then there’s the fact that Burns’ takedown defense isn’t impenetrable (and he likely doesn’t mind) and Usman’s top pressure will likely wipe out Gilbert’s ability to get out of bad positions on the mat. Kamaru’s cardio is also unbelievably good and he’ll likely be pressuring Burns all night. There are just too many roadblocks for Burns for me to believe he’ll have a really serious shot to win this. He can be competitive in spurts but if he gets worn down then that slim hope is out the door. Kamaru Usman by unanimous decision.
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