UFC 258 Kamaru Usman Vs. Gilbert Burns Early Odds
Former teammates clash for UFC Welterweight Title
Booked for the 3rd time after COVID-19 complications prevented the bout from happening in UFC 251 and UFC 256. The welterweight title is up for grabs in this fantastic main event.
Usman has been dominant throughout his UFC Welterweight run. He saw action against former teammates Colby Covington and Jorge Masvidal. defeating Covington by 5th round TKO and Masvidal by Unanimous decision,
Similarly to Usman, Gilbert Burns is on a hot streak, besting Gunnar Nelson, Demian Maia and Tyron Woodley. What makes this fight interesting from a betting perspective is the fact the two fighters have ben training together for years. As a result of many shared hours in the gym both fighters know each other intimately as to cancel each others advantages. On the other hand, Usman has been beating former teammates left and right. All the while for Burns it will be the first time fighting a former training partner.
Will familiarity be the key factor in the fight? both fighters grappling should cancel itself out so this fight will most certainly take place on the feet. With the said, Usman would be wise to avoid the ground against the lethal burns. However, he should force the clinch against the cage to win rounds and hopefully the fight. On the other hand, Burns has shown a more complete MMA Skill set scoring finishes by KO and by submissions.
Even odds: A very close fight, Usman early Favorite
Bookmakers do not expect an upset in this one and are backing Usman as a -260 favorite. While +210 isn’t a unique opportunity, some experts believe Burns have what it takes to wrestle the title from Usman.
MMA betting can sometimes be difficult to predict. With world class skills on each side shared with top tier coaching. Consequently, one can easily see Usman winning a shutout decision just as a KO or submission from either side.
Other interesting and evenly matched up fights are Uriah Hall -130 vs. Chris Weidman +110 and Kelvin Gastelum -220 vs. Ian Heinisch +180.
UFC 258 Usman Vs. Burns Full Event Odds
Kamaru Usman -260 vs. Gilbert Burns +210 for UFC welterweight championship
Uriah Hall -130 vs. Chris Weidman +110
Kelvin Gastelum -220 vs. Ian Heinisch +180
Alexa Grasso -135 vs. Maycee Barber +115
Julian Marquez -190 vs. Maki Pitolo +160Dhiego Lima vs. Belal Muhammad
Miranda Maverick -165 vs. Gillian Robertson +140
Gabriel Green -110 vs. Phillip Rowe -110, Rodolfo Vieira -400 vs. Anthony Hernandez +310
Mallory Martin -165 vs. Polyana Viana +140
UFC 258: Kamaru Usman vs Gilbert Burns – Former Teammates Go To War Official Promo
Watch the official UFC 258 Usman Vs. Burns promotional trailer. From the Official UFC YouTube Channel: “Dominant UFC welterweight champion Kamaru Usman will face one of his toughest tests to date on February 13, as he meets former teammate Gilbert Burns in the main event of UFC 258.
On a 16-fight win streak, Usman has defeated Colby Covington and Jorge Masvidal in defense of the title he took from Tyron Woodley in 2019, and now he puts his belt on the line against the surging “Durinho,” who has won six in a row on his way to the biggest fight in his career.”