UFC 258: ‘Usman vs Burns’ – The 6th Round Post-Fight Show

Zane Simon & Eddie Mercado are back to breakdown the ‘UFC 258: ‘USMAN VS. BURNS’ event, which was broadcast from the APEX Center, Las…

By: June M. Williams | 3 years ago
UFC 258: ‘Usman vs Burns’ – The 6th Round Post-Fight Show
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Zane Simon & Eddie Mercado are back to breakdown the ‘UFC 258: ‘USMAN VS. BURNS’ event, which was broadcast from the APEX Center, Las Vegas, Nevada. The guys will have hot takes, possible next fights, as well as reactions to the overall events in the player above, or on our Bloody Elbow Presents YouTube Channel and BE Presents Podcast Network. (SPOILERS…)

Tonight, Saturday, February 13th., 2021, in the main event of UFC 258, we had ‘The Nigerian Nightmare’, the reigning UFC Welterweight Champion, Kamaru Usman, with a remarkable 17-1 record, return to the octagon 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 finally happened. In the replacement co-main event, we had a Flyweight tilt between Maycee ‘The Future’ Barber, who entered the octagon with a 8-1 record vs. Alexa Grasso, with her 12-3 record.

Overall, this whittled down 10-bout card saw only one swift finish in Round 1, three submissions, one exciting KO/TKO – our Main event, and six decisions. Rounding things out, bonuses for putting forth POTN efforts went to Anthony Hernandez, Julian Marquez, Kamaru Usman and Polyana Viana; FOTN honors went to no one, surprisingly. What a night of fights we have to share with you!

Also on the card, we had an exciting Middleweight bout between former interim UFC Middleweight Champion, Kelvin Gastelum and Ian ‘The Hurricane’ Heinisch. Gastelum was coming at this off a three-fight losing streak, having been defeated by the likes of Hermansson, Till and Adesanya. While Heinisch was coming off a win to Gerald Meerschaert last June, 2020. As if that’s not enough, we also had 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 was 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 was interesting to see if he was truly recovered enough to be competing — I guess he sure was, since he submitted Vieira not far into the second round; which was all preceded by a fully-packed undercard. Join us to discuss all the action…



10. UFC Welterweight Championship 5 Rd Bout: 170lbs Kamaru Usman (18-1) DEF. Gilbert Burns (19-4) – KO/TKO, Power Jab to G & P at 0:34 of Rd 3 of 5, Total 10:34

9. Co-Main: 125lbs Alexa Grasso (13-3) DEF. Maycee Barber (8-2) – DEC, Unanimous

8. 185lbs Kelvin Gastelum (17-6) DEF. Ian Heinisch (14-4) – DEC, Unanimous

7. 145lbs Ricky Simón (18-3) DEF. Brian Kelleher (22-12) – DEC, Unanimous

6. 185lbs Julian Marquez (8-2) DEF. Maki Pitolo (13-8) – SUB, Anaconda Choke at 4:17 of Rd 3, Total 14:17


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


1. 170lbs Gabe Green (10-3) DEF. Philip Rowe (7-3) – DEC, Unanimous

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June M. Williams
June M. Williams

June M. Williams is the Bloody Elbow Ombudsperson, Lead Fixer, Author, Statistician, Watch Party Moderator, and Podcast Network & Syndication Manager.

She began work for the Combat Sports Division of SB Nation in 2010, making Bloody Elbow her primary home since 2014.

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