Venue: Las Vegas Nevada, Date: Saturday, February, 13, 2021
UFC 258: Usman vs. Burns is an upcoming mixed martial arts event produced by the Ultimate Fighting Championship that will take place on February 13, 2021 at the UFC Apex facility in Las Vegas, Nevada, United States.
A UFC Welterweight Championship bout between the current champion Kamaru Usman (also The Ultimate Fighter: American Top Team vs. Blackzilians welterweight winner) and Gilbert Burns is expected to headline the event. The duo was previously scheduled to meet in July of 2020 at UFC 251. However, it was announced on July 3 that Burns was pulled from the contest after he and his coach, Greg Jones, tested positive for COVID-19. They were also briefly targeted to headline UFC 256, but Usman pulled out citing more time needed to recover from undisclosed injuries.
A middleweight bout between former interim UFC Middleweight Championship challenger Kelvin Gastelum (also The Ultimate Fighter: Team Jones vs. Team Sonnen middleweight winner) and Ian Heinisch was originally expected to take place at a planned event on January 30. However, the UFC opted against holding a Fight Night on that date and rescheduled the contest to this card.
A middleweight bout between five-time Brazilian Jiu Jitsu World Champion Rodolfo Vieira and Anthony Hernandez was expected to take place at UFC Fight Night: Holloway vs. Kattar. However, Hernandez pulled out due to a positive COVID-19 test and they were rescheduled for this event.
A bantamweight rematch featuring Pedro Munhoz and Jimmie Rivera was also expected to take place at the planned January 30 date. They previously met at UFC Fight Night: Belfort vs. Henderson 3 on November 2015, when Rivera won via split decision. The pairing was then rescheduled for UFC on ESPN: Chiesa vs. Magny, before being moved once again, as they were booked to this event due to undisclosed reasons.
A welterweight bout between Dhiego Lima and Belal Muhammad was originally expected to take place in December of 2020 at UFC Fight Night: Thompson vs. Neal. However, Muhammad was diagnosed with COVID-19 during the week leading up to the event and the bout was scrapped. The pairing was left intact and is expected to take place at this event.
Official Fight Card
|Welterweight||Kamaru Usman (c)||def.||Gilbert Burns||TKO (punches)||3||0:34|
|Women's Flyweight||Alexa Grasso||def.||Maycee Barber||Decision (unanimous) (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)||3||5:00|
|Middleweight||Kelvin Gastelum||def.||Ian Heinisch||Decision (unanimous) (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)||3||5:00|
|Featherweight||Ricky Simon||def.||Brian Kelleher||Decision (unanimous) (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)||3||5:00|
|Middleweight||Julian Marquez||def.||Maki Pitolo||Submission (anaconda choke)||3||4:17|
|Preliminary card (ESPN / ESPN+)|
|Middleweight||Anthony Hernandez||def.||Rodolfo Vieira||Submission (guillotine choke)||2||1:53|
|Welterweight||Belal Muhammad||def.||Dhiego Lima||Decision (unanimous) (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)||3||5:00|
|Women's Strawweight||Polyana Viana||def.||Mallory Martin||Submission (armbar)||1||3:18|
|Catchweight (140 lb)||Chris Gutiérrez||def.||Andre Ewell||Decision (unanimous) (30-26, 29-28, 29-27)||3||5:00|
|Early preliminary card (ESPN+ / UFC Fight Pass)|
|Welterweight||Gabriel Green||def.||Philip Rowe||Decision (unanimous) (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)||3||5:00|
Kamaru Usman def. Gilbert Burns via third-round TKO (0:34) (live blog) | Highlights
Alexa Grasso def. Maycee Barber via unanimous decision (29-28 x3) (live blog)
Kelvin Gastelum def. Ian Heinisch via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28 x2) (live blog)
Ricky Simon def. Brian Kelleher via unanimous decision (30-27 x3) (live blog)
Julian Marquez def. Maki Pitolo via sub (anaconda choke) (R3, 4:17) (live blog)
Anthony Hernandez def. Rodolfo Vieira via sub (guillotine) (R2, 1:53) | Watch finish
Belal Muhammad def. Dhiego Lima via unanimous decision (30-27 x3)
Polyana Viana def. Mallory Martin via sub (armbar) (R1, 3:18) | Watch finish
Chris Gutierrez def. Andre Ewell via unanimous decision (30-26, 29-28, 29-27)
Gabe Green def. Phil Rowe via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28 x2)
Note: Jim Miller vs. Bobby Green has been canceled.
Note: Miranda Maverick vs. Gillian Robertson has been canceled.
*Fights labeled as "may not be broadcast" are scheduled to take place before the live broadcast begins. These pre-recorded fights are inserted into the broadcast if time permits. However, due to broadcast time constraints some of these undercard bouts may not be seen on a broadcast. These additional bout can be found as bonus footage on the event DVD.