Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) will return to the pay-per-view (PPV) business on Feb. 13, 2021, to present UFC 258, which will feature a Welterweight title fight between division champion, Kamaru Usman, and his American Top Team (ATT) stablemate, Gilbert Burns.
The two men were set to collide at UFC 256 in Dec. 2020 before Usman pulled out of the fight citing that he needed more time to prepare. But now that he is ready to put his 170-pound strap on the line, he is in for a real battle against a man who knows him very well.
Burns earned the right to fight for the title after racking up six straight wins, including a dominant outing against former champion, Tyron Woodley, as well as as big victories over Demian Maia and Gunnar Nelson. Now, the Brazilian bomber will look to cap off his tremendous run by winning UFC gold for the first time.
In the co-main event, Kelvin Gastelum battles Ian Heinisch at Middleweight, while Jimmie Rivera takes on Pedro Munhoz in a pivotal Bantamweight rematch. Also on the card, Maycee Barber will face Alexa Grasso.
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