Three Bouts Including Usman Nurmagomedov-Mike Hamel Added to Bellator 255

Bellator MMA is building up its 2021 return in a solid way, with multiple names from famous fighting families on its first show back. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Gilbert Burns knows exactly what went wrong against Kamaru Usman, calls for Colby Covington next

Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images Gilbert Burns understands the excruciating pain of defeat. But perhaps more importantly, he knows how to put that suffering to good use. A decade before he was a UFC title challenger, the Brazilian was considered one of the top grapplers in the world. Then, as a black […]

Stephen Thompson calls for Kamaru Usman, next title shot: ‘Fight somebody you haven’t fought yet’

Photo by Cooper Neill/Zuffa LLC Stephen Thompson sees an opening towards a third crack at the UFC welterweight title and he’s aiming to sprint towards that bright light. “Wonderboy,” who is currently ranked No. 5 in the division, is shooting his shot to be the next opponent for current champion Kamaru Usman, who recently defended […]

Kamaru Usman says Jorge Masvidal ‘pissed me off so much,’ but now out of trolling options: ‘What could he possibly say?’

It’s not often we see UFC champions asking for a second fight with a challenger who’s already been vanquished, but Kamaru Usman has no problem admitting he wants Jorge Masvidal again. Following his win over Gilbert Burns at this past Saturday’s UFC 258, the reigning welterweight titleholder brought up the idea of a rematch with […]

UFC 258 ‘Thrill and Agony’ video: Kamaru Usman declares ‘I’m varsity now,’ Maycee Barber apologizes to Dana White

Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC In the latest edition of “The Thrill and The Agony,” cameras take in the aftermath of UFC 258 this past Saturday in Las Vegas. The February pay-per-view offering for the UFC was headlined by a welterweight title fight between Kamaru Usman and Gilbert Burns, while a flyweight matchup between Alexa […]

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 […]

UFC 258 medical suspensions: Kamaru Usman faces potential six-month term for right foot

Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC Kamaru Usman needs to get his right foot checked out after his successful title defense at UFC 258. The Nevada State Athletic Commission is requiring the UFC welterweight champ to submit a clear X-ray to rule out a six-month suspension after this past Saturday’s pay-per-view event, according to medical suspensions […]

Kamaru Usman opens as sizeable favorite over Jorge Masvidal for potential UFC rematch

For the second time, UFC welterweight champion Kamaru Usman has opened as a sizeable favorite over rival Jorge Masvidal. According to BetOnline, Usman (18-1 MMA, 13-0 UFC) opened as a -300 favorite Tuesday, while Masvidal (35-14 MMA, 14-8 UFC) opened at +250 for a potential future rematch. In layman’s terms, a bettor would have to […]

Kamaru Usman opens as massive favorite over Jorge Masvidal in potential rematch

Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC UFC welterweight champion Kamaru Usman has earned the right to be considered a heavy favorite against any opponent at 170 pounds but particularly against fighters he’s previously vanquished. With rumors already swirling that Usman’s next title defense will come against Jorge Masvidal in a rematch later this year, oddsmakers have […]

UFC 258 Medical Suspensions: Kamaru Usman Facing Potential 6-Month Term

Kamaru Usman could be looking at six months on the sidelines following his latest title defense at UFC 258. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

USA TODAY Sports/MMA Junkie rankings, Feb. 16: Kamaru Usman keeps climbing

Kamaru Usman’s performance during his third-round finish of Gilbert Burns in the main event of UFC 258 was so impressive, it kicked up a conversation on where he ranks among the sport’s all-time great welterweights. That’s an open question with a long-term focus. But what’s indisputable is where Usman (18-1 MMA, 13-0 UFC) ranks in […]

Kamaru Usman Opens as Solid Favorite in Potential Rematch with Jorge Masvidal

Kamaru Usman is a sizeable favorite to best Jorge Masvidal for a second time should the two welterweights square off again in the near future. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Triple Take: Which UFC welterweight is most likely to dethrone Kamaru Usman?

Kamaru Usman cemented his position as the UFC’s premier welterweight with a third-round TKO of No. 1 contender Gilbert Burns at UFC 258, and his reign of dominance at the top of the 170-pound division continued this past Saturday. Usman now has defended his title three times since he dominated Tyron Woodley to win it. […]

Georges St. Pierre Not Motivated by Potential Matchup with Kamaru Usman

Georges St. Pierre remains the gold standard by which all welterweights are compared in mixed martial arts. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

UFC 258 Aftermath: Let Kamaru Usman build his own legacy and save the Georges St-Pierre comparisons for later

Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images In the main event of UFC 258, welterweight champion Kamaru Usman overcame an early knockdown to finish Gilbert Burns and retain his title. It was the type of performance that solidified Usman’s position as one of the very best pound-for-pound fighters in the world. Unfortunately, it was […]

Georges St-Pierre ‘very happy’ for Kamaru Usman but returning for that fight ‘doesn’t get me motivated’

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting It’s been almost exactly two years since Georges St-Pierre announced his retirement from mixed martial arts but the former welterweight champion can rarely escape his name being mentioned by potential opponents who would love to welcome him back for another fight. This past Saturday night at UFC 258, Kamaru Usman dispatched […]

Kamaru Usman Discusses Perceived Disrespect in P4P Rankings, Potential Fight vs. GSP

Despite a 17-fight winning streak that includes 13 triumphs in the world’s largest mixed martial arts promotion, Kamaru Usman was feeling a little bit overlooked after UFC 258. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Jorge Masvidal fires back at Kamaru Usman after post-UFC 258 callout

It didn’t take long for Jorge Masvidal to respond to Kamaru Usman. The former UFC title challenger and “BFM” champion Masvidal (35-14 MMA, 12-7 UFC) took to social media on Sunday to fire back at Usman (18-1 MMA, 13-0 UFC), who defended his UFC welterweight belt at UFC 258 on Saturday, stopping Gilbert Burns by […]

Kamaru Usman demands more respect after UFC 258, says he’d love Georges St-Pierre test

LAS VEGAS – Kamaru Usman cemented his spot at the top of the UFC welterweight division and says it’s high time he got the credit he deserved. Usman (18-1 MMA, 13-0 UFC) finished Gilbert Burns (19-4 MMA, 12-4 UFC) with strikes in the third round of their main event title fight at UFC 258 at […]

Dana White: Georges St. Pierre Comparisons, GOAT Talk Well-Deserved for Kamaru Usman

Kamaru Usman showcased some different aspects to his game at UFC 258. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

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