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Tonight, the UFC showcases a battle for the UFC Welterweight Championship in the main event. In that featured bout of the UFC 258 PPV card, which is being broadcast from the Apex Center, Las Vegas, Nevada, we have — USMAN and BURNS going at it for the belt.
Returning to the octagon for that main event tonight, as mentioned, we have ‘The Nigerian Nightmare’, the reigning UFC Welterweight Champion, Kamaru Usman, with a remarkable 17-1 record, after a seven month break from UFC action to defend the title against contender Gilbert ‘Durinho’ Burns, with his impressive 19-3 record. Originally, this fight was slated for UFC 251 in July, 2020, but was cancelled after Burns and his coach, Greg Jones, tested positive for COVID-19. Then they looked like they would go at it at UFC 256, but the bout was delayed again due to Usman recovering from injuries — tonight it is finally happening. In the replacement co-main event, we have a Flyweight tilt between Maycee ‘The Future’ Barber, entering the octagon with a 8-1 record vs. Alexa Grasso, with her 12-3 record.
Also on the card, we have an exciting Middleweight bout taking place between former interim UFC Middleweight Champion, Kelvin Gastelum and Ian ‘The Hurricane’ Heinisch. Gastelum is coming at this off a three-fight losing streak, having been defeated by the likes of Hermansson, Till and Adesanya. While Heinisch is coming off a win to Gerald Meerschaert last June, 2020. As if that’s not enough, we also have an exciting match-up for our featured prelim between up-and comers Rodolfo ‘The Black Belt Hunter’ Vieira and Anthony ‘Fluffy’ Hernandez, also at Middleweight; worth mentioning – Vieira is a five-time Brazilian Jiu Jitsu World Champion and in other news Hernandez pulled out of this bout just a mere month ago due to a positive COVID-19 test… it will be interesting to see if he is truly recovered enough to be competing. These bouts will have been preceded by a fully-packed undercard. What a wild night full of fights we have to share with you!
Here’s a look at the fight card & current fight records —
UFC 258: ‘USMAN VS BURNS’
ESPN+ MAIN PPV CARD | SAT. FEB 13 – 10PM/7PM ETPT
10. UFC Welterweight Championship 5 Rd Bout: 170lbs Kamaru Usman (17-1) vs Gilbert Burns (19-3)
9. CO-MAIN: 125lbs Maycee Barber (8-1) vs. Alexa Grasso (12-3)
8. 185lbs Kelvin Gastelum (16-6) vs. Ian Heinisch (14-3)
7. 145lbs Ricky Simón (17-3) vs. Brian Kelleher (22-11)
6. 185lbs Julian Marquez (7-2) vs. Maki Pitolo (13-7)
Remember that BloodyElbow.com will deliver LIVE round-by-round, blow-by-blow coverage of the entire UFC 258 fight card right HERE, starting with the ESPN+/UFC Fight Pass Early Prelims at 7PM/4PM ETPT, and the ESPN+ Prelims at 8PM/5PM ETPT, with our Main ESPN+ PPV Card start time at around 10PM/7PM ETPT.
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Although we are not providing a radio-style play-by-play prelims show, we do have a results post for you here on Bloody Elbow. Here is a look at the Prelims Card and current results and updated fight records going into the main event, updated as of 9:55pm ET:
ESPN+/ESPN PRELIMS | 8PM/5PM ETPT
5. 185lbs Anthony Hernandez (8-2) DEF. Rodolfo Vieira (7-1) – SUB, Arm-In Guillotine Choke at 1:53 of Rd 2, Total 6:53
4. 170lbs Belal Muhammad (18-3) DEF. Dhiego Lima (15-8) – DEC, Unanimous
3. 115lbs Polyana Viana (12-4) DEF. Mallory Martin (7-4) – SUB, Armbar at 3:18 of Rd 1
2. 140lbs Chris Gutierrez (16-3) DEF. Andre Ewell (17-7) – DEC, Unanimous
UFC Fight Pass/ESPN+ EARLY PRELIMS | 7PM/4PM ETPT
1. 170lbs Gabe Green (10-3) DEF. Philip Rowe (7-3) – DEC, Unanimous
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