Sunday, February 14, 2021

UFC 258: Usman retains title after knockout win

UFC welterweight champion, Kamaru Usman, retained his title with a third round knockout win over challenger, Gilbert Burns, in UFC 258 in Las Vegas on Sunday.

The win is Usman’s third title defence after previously dispatching Colby Covington and Jorge Masvidal in 2019 and 2020 respectively.

Burns came out fast and hard, raining powerful shots and clipping the champion to put Usman on his defensive edge. The Brazilian tried to follow up and did connect with several heavy strikes, but Usman weathered the storm and survived an opening round that tilted strongly in favour of the challenger.

The win put an end to Burns’ six-fight winning streak while Usman goes 13-0 in the UFC, the longest winning streak in the welterweight division history.

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