On a historic Saturday Kamaru usman confirmed that he is the king of the UFC Welterweight, with a magnificent knock out. The Nigerian champion defended his belt for the fourth time, after crushing Gilbert Burns at UFC 258. The two were teammates years ago and even sparred together, but this last night was different. The two came out with everything, although the African took the victory home.
It all ended in the third round, but previously the first two were a real show. Blows from all sides, with the possibility of either of them winning the victory. Finally it was Kamaru usman who dominated to a large extent, getting into the great history of the company. He equaled Khabib Nurmagomedov with thirteen wins in a row, winning the most in his division.
After making history in the UFC 258, Usman He acknowledged the following to the press: «This was a difficult situation, no one can criticize what he did Gilbert, left the lightweight division, moved up. We started this journey together, but my intelligence in the cage is different. When I am in the gym I am one person, but here I am another ».
«The vast majority of our sparring partners were like this, responding strongly. Gilbert has great power, when he hit me in the first round I felt it, the rest was history “, he added to his words Kamaru. Without a doubt, the Nigerian is the best Welterweight champion the company has ever had, in addition to having already thirteen consecutive victories in the Ultimate Fighting Championship.
UFC 258 Results
170 lbs .: Kamaru Usman (third round TKO win) vs. Gilbert Burns.
125 lbs .: Maycee Barber vs. Alexa Grasso (victory by decision).
185 lbs .: Kelvin Gastelum (decision win) vs. Ian Heinisch.
135 lbs .: Brian Kelleher vs. Ricky Simon (decision win).
185 lbs .: Julian Marquez (3rd round submission win) vs. Maki Pitolo.
185 lbs .: Anthony Hernandez (second round submission win) vs. Rodolfo Vieira.
170 lbs .: Dhiego Lima vs. Belal Muhammad (victory by decision).
115 lbs .: Mallory Martin vs. Polyana Viana (first round submission win).
140 lbs .: Andre Ewell vs. Chris Gutierrez (decision win).
170 lbs .: Gabe Green (decision win) vs. Phil Rowe.
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