UFC 258 is almost upon us as welterweight champion Kamaru Usman places his title on the road towards Gilbert Burns this weekend.
The UFC has returned from Battle Island following Dustin Poirier’s dramatic victory over Conor McGregor at UFC 257 in mid-January.
The subsequent important occasion is almost upon us and it guarantees to be one other thriller.
Usman has loved a shocking run on this planet of elite MMA and beat Jorge Masvidal at UFC 251 final July.
Now, he’ll defend his world crown towards outdated sparring associate Burns, who beat Tyron Woodley in his final combat final Might.
Right here’s every little thing that you must find out about UFC 258…
UFC 258: Date and begin time
The principle occasion is scheduled to happen within the early hours of Sunday, February 14 for UK followers.
It’s being held on the UFC APEX Middle in Las Vegas.
UK followers can count on the headline combat between Usman and Burns to get underneath approach at round 5am.
UFC 258: TV and reside stream
UFC 258 shall be proven on BT Sport 1 with protection beginning at 12:30am.
It is going to be reside streamed on BT Sport’s web site and app for subscribers.
EE cellular clients will be capable to get a FREE three-month trial of BT Sport by texting SPORT to 150. You possibly can then cancel the trial at any time.
The early prelims shall be proven on UFC’s Battle Cross and within the US, all prelim bouts shall be simulcast on ESPN, ESPN Deportes and ESPN+ in English and Spanish.
UFC 258: Battle card
Topic to vary
Most important card
- MAIN EVENT: Kamaru Usman (c) vs. Gilbert Burns, Welterweight
- Maycee Barber vs. Alexa Grasso, Ladies’s Flyweight
- Kelvin Gastelum vs. Ian Heinisch, Middleweight
- Pedro Munhoz vs. Jimmie Rivera, Bantamweight
- Maki Pitolo vs. Julian Marquez, Middleweight
- Bobby Inexperienced vs. Jim Miller, Light-weight
- Rodolfo Vieira vs. Anthony Hernandez, Middleweight
- Belal Muhammad vs. Diego Lima, Welterweight
- Polyana Viana vs. Mallory Martin, Ladies’s Strawweight
- Ricky Simon vs. Brian Kelleher, Featherweight
- Gabriel Inexperienced vs. Philip Rowe, Welterweight
- Gillian Robertson vs. Miranda Maverick, Ladies’s Flyweight
UFC 258: What has been stated?
Kamaru Usman: “We haven’t actually skilled quite a bit collectively within the final couple of years.
“He’ll strive onerous and I’m going to go in there and provides the hassle I at all times give.
“I like the very fact he has all this confidence occurring, I prefer it.
“He has put the work in, within the final yr and a half and has performed some good work and I see that and recognise that and I commend him for that.
“However, we each know [what will happen].”
Gilbert Burns: “Me and Kamaru had over 200 rounds sparring, a minimum of. I’ve skilled with Kamaru for seven years and we each love to coach.
“He was an excellent coaching associate for me and I used to be good associate for him. Simply sparring classes, over 200.
“And simply the grappling classes, plus the wrestling classes, for positive I’ve so many hours on the mat with Kamaru. We all know one another very effectively.
“I’ve a lot respect for Kamaru. I like him quite a bit and it’s going to be a contest.
“No unhealthy blood, nothing. I’ve nothing towards him. He’s been an incredible champion, an excellent teammate.
“We have been by no means shut mates, we by no means texted one another or something, it was at all times about combating.”