Video: Between the Links, Live Edition: Kamaru Usman stops Gilbert Burns, Masvidal callout, UFC 258 fallout, 170 pound puzzle, UFC Vegas 19, more

Between the Links returns for a special live edition following the UFC’s second PPV offering of 2021 Host Mike Heck is joined by reigning BTL champion, longtime MMA journalist Josh Gross and MMA Fighting’s José Youngs. This week, the panel reacts Kamaru Usman’s finish of Gilbert Burns to retain his welterweight title in the main […]

Gilbert Burns undaunted by UFC 258 loss, says he’ll be champion or die trying

With a few days to reflect upon his failed title bid at UFC 258, Gilbert Burns admits the loss still hurts but believes it has only increased his hunger to become a champion. “Durinho” knows his early knockdown of UFC welterweight champion Kamaru Usman brought too much emotion to the surface, and the lack of […]

Inspired by GSP and Robbie Lawler, Gilbert Burns Targets Quick Return After UFC 258

After one of the saddest nights of his life at UFC 258, the first thing Gilbert Burns did when he woke up on Sunday was text Dana White asking to return as soon as possible. View full post on Recent News on

Gilbert Burns Blames Going ‘Cody Garbrandt Crazy’ for Loss in Title Bout at UFC 258

Gilbert Burns believes he followed the wrong blueprint once he hurt Kamaru Usman in the opening round of the UFC 258 headliner. View full post on Recent News on

Gilbert Burns attributes UFC 258 loss to being overzealous, hopes team can re-form

LAS VEGAS – Gilbert Burns plans to learn from his mistakes. The UFC welterweight title challenger at UFC 258, Burns (19-4 MMA, 12-4 UFC) came up short when he was defeated by champion Kamaru Usman by TKO in Round 3 of their headliner. The finish was two rounds removed from Burns’ best offense of the […]

UFC 258 in Tweets: Pros react to Kamaru Usman’s knockout of Gilbert Burns, Alexa Grasso’s win

Gilbert Burns fell short against Kamaru Usman at UFC 258 on Saturday night. | Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC UFC welterweight champion Kamaru Usman was tested early by his former training partner Gilbert Burns. But he persevered and took over, building a foundation for victory with his laser-sharp jab before finishing Burns with punches in […]

Kamaru Usman Survives Scare, Buries Gilbert Burns to Retain Welterweight Title Atop UFC 258

Kamaru Usman scores third-round stoppage to retain welterweight championship on Saturday in Las Vegas. View full post on Recent News on

Gilbert Burns has no problem facing Kamaru Usman for UFC belt, but don’t ask him to fight Vicente Luque

Unbeaten since returning to welterweight in the UFC, Gilbert Burns challenges Kamaru Usman next. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Accepting a UFC title shot against former training partner Kamaru Usman was an “easy” decision for Gilbert Burns, agreeing to challenge him at Saturday night’s UFC 258 in Las Vegas, and it will be just as […]

UFC 258 start time, TV schedule for Kamaru Usman vs. Gilbert Burns

Gilbert Burns, left, will try to win UFC title at UFC 258 on Saturday night. | Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images The UFC 258 start time and TV schedule for the Kamaru Usman vs. Gilbert Burns fight card at the UFC APEX in Las Vegas, Nevada, on Saturday night is below. The […]

UFC 258 video: Is Gilbert Burns the man to dethrone Kamaru Usman?

UFC 258 sees former training partners collide as welterweight champion Kamaru Usman faces Gilbert Burns on Saturday night at the UFC Apex. It’s a clash that sees Usman take on a man who is very familiar with his game, with the pair having worked together on the mats of Sanford MMA in the past. But […]

Defining Fights: UFC 258 headliner Gilbert Burns

After two prior bookings fell through, Gilbert Burns will finally get his long-awaited shot at UFC gold when he returns to the octagon on Saturday night. Burns (19-3 MMA, 12-3 UFC) will take on reigning UFC welterweight champion Kamaru Usman in the main event of UFC 258, which takes place Saturday at the UFC Apex […]

Current, Former Brazilian UFC Stars Break Down Kamaru Usman vs. Gilbert Burns

Brazilian MMA fighters have captured belts in all Ultimate Fighting Championship men’s weight divisions except for welterweight, and one more will try to claim it this weekend. View full post on Recent News on

A Blessing In Disguise For Gilbert Burns

A Positive COVID Test In July Gave ‘Durinho’ More Time To Prepare For His Dream Of Capturing Welterweight Gold At UFC 258 February 13 Read the Full Article Here View full post on UFC News

UFC 258 breakdown: Does familiarity favor Kamaru Usman or Gilbert Burns?

MMA Junkie analyst Dan Tom breaks down the UFC’s top bouts. Today, we look at the main event for UFC 258. UFC 258 takes place Saturday at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas. The main card airs on pay-per-view following prelims on ESPN and early prelims on ESPN+. View full post on MMA Junkie

Video: Gilbert Burns releases footage of last training session with Kamaru Usman

It’s no secret there’s a shared past between Kamaru Usman and Gilbert Burns. The two UFC welterweights trained for many years together under the tutelage of Henri Hooft in South Florida. However, that’s no longer the case, as Usman (17-1 MMA, 12-0 UFC) and Burns (19-3 MMA, 12-3 UFC) are set to clash on Saturday […]

Gilbert Burns: Kamaru Usman ‘knows I can submit him’ at UFC 258

LAS VEGAS — Gilbert Burns has tested his world class jiu-jitsu against the UFC welterweight champion and he knows how effective it can be. The UFC welterweight title challenger takes on former teammate and current 170-pound champion Kamaru Usman on Saturday night in the main event of UFC 258. Burns (19-3 MMA, 12-3 UFC) trained for […]

Kamaru Usman on facing former teammate Gilbert Burns at UFC 258: ‘There’s no friends in there’

LAS VEGAS — It’s true that after UFC welterweight Kamaru Usman’s last two title defenses — His highly charged finish of controversial Colby Covington and the circus atmosphere surrounding his one-sided, short-notice win over Jorge Masvidal — his upcoming UFC 258 title fight against Gilbert Burns is as drama-free as it gets. That’s because the […]

Gilbert Burns: ‘The difference between me and Kamaru Usman, he wants to dominate you … I want to finish you’

Photo by Buda Mendes/Zuffa LLC Few fighters know Kamaru Usman as well as his next opponent Gilbert Burns. Long before he was the UFC welterweight champion, Usman was a prospect looking to earn his way to the promotion after joining up with the Blackzilians team based out of Florida. He eventually got his shot through […]

UFC 258: Make your predictions for Kamaru Usman vs. Gilbert Burns

(Updated Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2021, at 7:45 a.m. to remove Munhoz-Rivera fight and add Ewell vs. Gutierrez.) We want your predictions for Saturday’s UFC 258 event in Las Vegas. Our staff picks feature includes the consensus picks from MMA Junkie readers. Simply cast your vote for each bout below, and we’ll use the official tallies […]

UFC free fight: Gilbert Burns hands Demian Maia first stoppage loss since 2009

Gilbert Burns had an impressive 2020 that turned him into a title challenger. Burns (19-3 MMA, 12-3 UFC) picked up two impressive victories over established opposition, beating former UFC champion Tyron Woodley and former UFC title challenger Demian Maia. The win over Maia back in March 2020 kicked off the calendar run of back-to-back “Performance […]

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