UFC 258 will feature a welterweight title fight between Kamaru Usman and Gilbert Burns. Here’s everything you need to know about the event, including where it will take place and how to watch.
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mixed martial arts event produced by the Ultimate Fighting Championship that is expected to take place on February 13, 2021, at a location to be announced.
UFC 258: The Main Event
In UFC 258, the main event will be a rematch between current UFC welterweight champion Kamaru Usman and former champion Gilbert Burns. The two fighters first met in 2015, with Usman winning by decision.
This will be Usman’s first title defense since he won the welterweight title in 2019. He is currently on a 16-fight win streak, with his last loss coming in 2013. Burns, on the other hand, is coming off of a loss to Usman’s teammate Jorge Masvidal in July 2020. He had won eight fights in a row prior to that loss.
UFC 258 will take place on Saturday, February 13 at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas, Nevada. The main card will begin at 10 pm ET and will be available on ESPN+.
UFC 258: The Co-Main Event
UFC 258 is shaping up to be a historic event, and it all starts with the co-main event. In the welterweight division, two of the most accomplished fighters in UFC history will battle for the title. Current champion Kamaru Usman will put his belt on the line against former champion Georges St-Pierre.
This will be a rematch of their first meeting at UFC 217, where St-Pierre won the title from Usman’s predecessor, Tyron Woodley. In that fight, St-Pierre exhibited his renowned takedown skills, bringing Woodley to the ground and control much of the bout. However, Usman is a different fighter than Woodley. He is more aggressive and has improved significantly since their first meeting.
In the main event of UFC 258, returning champion Amanda Nunes will attempt to defend her bantamweight title against Australia’s Megan Anderson. This will be Nunes’ first title defense since winning the belt from Cris Cyborg at UFC 232 in December 2018. Nunes is widely considered to be one of the best pound-for-pound fighters in MMA today, and she will have her hands full with the 6’0″ Anderson.
The action kicks off at 10 PM ET on ESPN+ pay-per-view.
UFC 258: The Prelims
The eagerly awaited rematch between former Featherweight titleholders and current Bantamweight contenders Petr Yan and Aljamain Sterling will headline the UFC 258: The Prelims. Yan is coming off of a dominant title-winning performance against Jose Aldo at UFC 251, where he TKO’d the Brazilian legend in the fifth round. Meanwhile, Sterling most recently defeated former Bantamweight champion Cory Sandhagen via first-round submission at UFC 250. The bout will be five rounds at 135 pounds.
UFC 258: The Early Prelims
The early prelims for UFC 258 will begin at 6:15 p.m. ET on ESPN+. The main card will start at 10 p.m. ET, also on ESPN+. You can order the pay-per-view through ESPN+ here.
In the United States, the early prelims will be televised on ESPN2. The main card will be shown on pay-per-view through ESPN+. You can order the pay-per-view through your cable or satellite provider, or you can stream it online through ESPN+.
In Canada, the early prelims and main card will both be televised on TSN 5. The early prelims will begin at 6:15 p.m. ET, and the main card will start at 10 p.m. ET. You can also stream both the early prelims and main card online through UFC Fight Pass.
UFC 258: The Weigh-Ins
The weigh-ins for UFC 258 are complete, and all fighters made weight ahead of tomorrow’s event.
In the main event, welterweight champion Kamaru Usman will attempt to defend his title against Gilbert Burns. The two were originally scheduled to fight at UFC 251, but Burns had to withdraw due to a positive COVID-19 test.
Also on the main card, former women’s strawweight champion Carla Esparza will take on promotional newcomer Yan Xiaonan.
The full UFC 258 weigh-in results are as follows:
MAIN CARD (Pay-per-view, 10 p.m. ET)
Welterweight title bout: Kamaru Usman (170) vs. Gilbert Burns (169)
Women’s strawweight bout: Carla Esparza (115) vs. Yan Xiaonan (115)
Heavyweight bout: Marcin Tybura (254) vs. Alexander Romanov (265)
Bantamweight bout: Petr Yan (135) vs. Aljamain Sterling (136)
PRELIMINARY CARD (ESPN+, 8 p.m. ET)
Light heavyweight bout: Misha Cirkunov (205) vs. Ryan Spann ((205))
Flyweight bout: Brandon Moreno (125) vs. Brando Moraes ((125))
Strawweight bout: Maycee Barber ((125)) vs. Alexa Grasso ((124))
Middleweight bout: belt Anthony Hernandez ((185)) vs . Kelvin Gastelum ((186))
UFC 258: The Press Conference
UFC 258 will take place on Saturday, February 13 live from the UFC Apex in Las Vegas, Nevada. The main event will see welterweight champion Kamaru Usman defend his title against Gilbert Burns.
The press conference will be held on Thursday, February 11 at 1 p.m. ET / 10 a.m. PT and will be streamed live on UFC Fight Pass.
UFC 258: The Aftermath
-UFC 258 took place on Saturday, February 13, at the UFC Apex center in Las Vegas.
-The main event was a welterweight title fight between Kamaru Usman and Gilbert Burns. Usman won the fight by first-round knockout to retain his title.
-Other notable results from the event include Maycee Barber’s first-round knockout win over Alexa Grasso, Anthony Hernandez’s submission win over Kevin Holland, and Belal Muhammad’s decision win over Dhiego Lima.
-You can find a full list of results from the event here.
After a night of exciting fights, we now know who the next challengers will be for several UFC titles. In the main event at UFC 258, Kamaru Usman successfully defended his welterweight title against Gilbert Burns with a first-round knockout. With this victory, Usman extends his winning streak to 14 and his undefeated streak in the UFC to 10. With such an impressive run of wins, it is likely that we will see Usman fighting for the title again soon.
In the co-main event, Maycee Barber continued her rise up the women’s flyweight rankings with a first-round knockout win over Alexa Grasso. This victory puts Barber at 6-0 in her professional MMA career and 3-0 in the UFC. With this impressive performance, Barber is likely to receive a high-ranked opponent in her next fight.
Other notable results from UFC 258 include Anthony Hernandez’s submission win over Kevin Holland and Belal Muhammad’s decision win over Dhiego Lima. You can find a full list of results from the event here.
UFC 258: The Highlights
UFC 258 takes place on Saturday, February 13th at the UFC Apex facility in Las Vegas, Nevada. The event is headlined by a welterweight title fight between current champion Kamaru Usman and challenger Gilbert Burns. In the co-main event, former women’s strawweight champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk takes on Michelle Waterson in a highly anticipated bout.
Here are the highlights of UFC 258:
-Kamaru Usman vs. Gilbert Burns: This is a rematch of their January 2020 meeting, which Usman won via unanimous decision. Usman will be looking to defend his title for the fourth time, while Burns will be looking to avenge his sole loss in the past five years and become a two-time UFC welterweight champion.
-Joanna Jedrzejczyk vs. Michelle Waterson: This is a battle between two of the best strawweights in the world. Jedrzejczyk is a former champion who is looking to get back into title contention, while Waterson is coming off a win over Carla Esparza and is looking to continue her rise up the rankings.
-Preliminary Card: The prelims feature several other exciting matchups, including a welterweight bout between Belal Muhammad and Alex Oliveira, as well as a bantamweight bout between Raphael Assuncao and SEkou Kanneh Wingerdler Jr., among others.
How to watch UFC 258: The main card will be available on ESPN+ pay-per-view, with the prelims streaming on ESPN and ESPN+.
UFC 258: The Future
The highly-anticipated UFC 258 event is just around the corner, and fans are already wondering where it will be taking place. While the exact location has not yet been announced, it is rumored that the event will be taking place in Las Vegas, Nevada. This would make sense, as Las Vegas is the home of many UFC events.
So far, only two fights have been announced for UFC 258. The first is a welterweight rematch between current champion Kamaru Usman and his challenger Gilbert Burns. The second is a women’s strawweight title fight between current champion Zhang Weili and former champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk.
If you’re interested in watching UFC 258, there are a few ways to do so. The event will be available on pay-per-view through ESPN+, which is available on most major cable and satellite providers. You can also purchase the event through UFC Fight Pass, which is a subscription service that gives you access to all UFC events.
No matter how you choose to watch, UFC 258 promises to be an exciting event!