UFC 258: Usman vs. Burns takes place Saturday, Feb. 13 at the empty UFC Apex in Las Vegas, NV and airs live on ESPN+ pay-per-view. Note: UFC is using the awesome NFL-style 8K cameras on this broadcast.
$50,000 Performance of The Night Bonus Winners: Polyana Viana, Anthony Hernandez, Julian Marquez, welterweight champion Kamaru Usman
UFC 258 PPV Main Card Results:
UFC Welterweight Championship Main Event – Five Rounds: Kamaru Usman (c) defeated Gilbert Burns via TKO (punches) – Round 3, :34. Burns rocked Usman in Round 1, but Usman showcased fantastic striking in Rounds 2 and 3 to get the job done. Usman’s striking, particularly his jab, has noticeably improved and proved lethal tonight. After the fight, the former teammates emotionally embraced each other. The highs and lows of the sport on full display. Fantastic fight while it lasted.
Women’s Flyweight Co-Main Event: Alexa Grasso defeated Maycee Barber via unanimous decision (29-28 across the board). Alexa Grasso UFC 258 Post-Fight Interview:
Middleweights: Kelvin Gastelum defeated Ian Heinisch via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28). Kelvin Gastelum UFC 258 Post-Fight Interview:
Featherweights: Ricky Simon defeated Brian Kelleher via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27). Ricky Simon UFC 258 Post-Fight Interview:
Middleweights: Julian Marquez defeated Maki Pitolo via submission (anaconda choke) – Round 3, 4:17. Julian Marquez UFC 258 Post Fight Interview:
UFC 258 Prelims Results:
Women’s Flyweight: Gillian Robertson vs. Miranda Maverick was cancelled due to Robertson’s non-COVID related illness. Get well soon!
Welterweights: Gabriel Green defeated Phil Rowe via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
Catchweight (140lb)s: Chris Gutierrez defeated Andre Ewell via unanimous decision (30-26, 29-28, 29-27)
Middleweights: Anthony Hernandez defeated Rodolfo Vieira via submission (guillotine choke) – Round 2, 1:53. Anthony Hernandez UFC 258 Post-Fight Interview:
Welterweights: Belal Muhammad defeated Dhiego Lima via unanimous decision (30-27 across the board)
Women’s Strawweight: Polyana Viana defeated Mallory Martin via submission (armbar) – Round 1, 3:18
Congrats to Octagon announcer Bruce Buffer who celebrates 25 years with the UFC!
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