Kamaru Usman is aiming for his third welterweight title defense against former teammate Gilbert Burns in the main event of UFC 258, which takes place at UFC Apex in Las Vegas.
This is the second UFC pay-per-view event in 2021 after Conor McGregor’s stunning knockout by Dustin Poirier at UFC 257 last month.
Usman was scheduled to face Burns, ranked No.2 last July at UFC 251, but the Brazilian was taken out 10 days before the fight after contracting COVID-19. Usman’s rival Jorge Masvidal stepped in at short notice but was outnumbered by the Nigerian champion.
But now the two former American Top Team mates will meet and both will carry significant momentum ahead of the fight. Usman is currently leading a 16-game 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 dominated four consecutive wins with wins over Tyron Woodley, Demian Maia, Gunnar Nelson and Alexey Kunchenko. But Usman is, by far, his toughest test yet.
Usman and Burns know each other as training partners, but nothing will simulate the feel of a real fight with high stakes.
Below is a full rundown of the UFC 258 schedule, with details on matchups, start times, odds and more.
When is UFC 258: Kamaru Usman vs. Gilbert Burns?
- Dated: Saturday February 13
- First preliminaries: 6:30 p.m. ET
- Preliminaries: 8 p.m. ET
- PPV main card: 10 p.m. ET
Broadcast coverage of UFC 258 will begin with the UFC Fight Pass prelims at 6:30 p.m. ET, followed by preliminaries at 8:00 p.m. ET. The pay-per-view event is scheduled to begin at 10 p.m. ET. Usman and Burns are expected to reach the Octagon around 12:30 a.m. ET, although the exact time will depend on the length of previous fights.
How to watch UFC 258: Usman vs Burns
The entire UFC 258 card, including the main PPV card, is available in the US on the ESPN + subscription streaming service.
Previous fights, however, can be viewed live on ESPN, the WatchESPN app and, for early matches, on UFC Fight Pass.
In Canada, the pay-per-view primary card is available on Bell, Rogers, Shaw, SaskTel, Videotron, Telus, Eastlink and UFC PPV on UFC Fight Pass.
Usman vs Burns Prize: How Much is UFC 258?
In the US, the UFC 258 main card is available through pay-per-view on ESPN +, which also requires a subscription. The PPV price for UFC 258 is $ 69.99 for current subscribers. New subscribers can pay a bundle price of $ 89.98 for UFC 258 pay-per-view and an ESPN + annual subscription, which offers savings of over 30%.
Where is UFC 258?
UFC 258 will be held at UFC Apex in Las Vegas, with no fans due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
It will be Usman’s first fight at UFC Apex as Burns returns for the second time after beating Tyron Woodley in May.
Usman vs Burns odds for UFC 258
According to BetMGM, Usman is a considerable favorite at -275, meaning a bet of $ 275 would have to be made to win $ 100 if Usman emerges victorious. Burns is the underdog at +225 where a bet of $ 100 would yield a profit of $ 225.
Kamaru Usman sheet, organic
- Last name: Kamaru Usman
- Nationality: Nigerian
- Born: May 11, 1987
- Size: 6-0
- Reach: 76 inch
- Total fights: 18
- Record: 17-1
Gilbert Burns sheet, bio
- Last name: Gilbert Burns
- Nationality: Brazilian
- Born: July 20, 1986
- Size: 5-10
- Reach: 71 inch
- Total fights: 22
- Record: 19-3
UFC 258 Fight Card
- Kamaru Usman (c) vs. Gilbert Burns for Usman welterweight title
- Maycee Barber vs. Alexa Grasso; Flyweight for women
- Kelvin Gastelum vs. Ian Heinisch; Average weight
- Maki Pitolo versus Julian Marquez; Average weight
- Bobby Green vs. Jim Miller; Lightweight
- Rodolfo Viera vs. Anthony Hernandez; Average weight
- Belal Muhammad v Dhiego Lima; Welterweight
- Polyana Viana v Mallory Martin; Straw weight for women
- Andre Ewell vs. Chris Gutierrez; Catch weight (140 lbs)
- Ricky Simon vs. Brian Kelleher; Lightweight
- Gabriel Green vs. Philip Rowe; Welterweight
- Gillian Robertson vs. Miranda Maverick; Flyweight for women