UFC 258 is coming up this weekend as welterweight champion Kamaru Usman puts his title on the line against Gilbert Burns.
The UFC has returned from Fight Island following Dustin Poirier’s dramatic victory over Conor McGregor at UFC 257 in mid-January.
Kamaru Usman defends his welterweight title against Gilbert Burns at UFC 258
The next main event is nearly upon us and it promises to be another thriller.
Usman has enjoyed a stunning run in the world of elite MMA and beat Jorge Masvidal at UFC 251 last July.
Now, he’ll defend his world crown against old sparring partner Burns, who beat Tyron Woodley in his last fight last May.
Here’s everything you need to know about UFC 258…
UFC 258: Date and start time
The main event is scheduled to take place in the early hours of Sunday, February 14 for UK fans.
It is being held at the UFC APEX Center in Las Vegas.
UK fans can expect the headline fight between Usman and Burns to get under way at around 5am.
UFC 258: TV and live stream
UFC 258 will be shown on BT Sport 1 with coverage starting at 12:30am.
It will be live streamed on BT Sport’s website and app for subscribers.
EE mobile customers will be able to get a FREE three-month trial of BT Sport by texting SPORT to 150. You can then cancel the trial at any time.
The early prelims will be shown on UFC’s Fight Pass and in the US, all prelim bouts will be simulcast on ESPN, ESPN Deportes and ESPN+ in English and Spanish.
UFC 258: Fight card
Subject to change
Kamaru Usman (c) vs. Gilbert Burns, Welterweight
Maycee Barber vs. Alexa Grasso, Women’s Flyweight
Kelvin Gastelum vs. Ian Heinisch, Middleweight
Pedro Munhoz vs. Jimmie Rivera, Bantamweight
Maki Pitolo vs. Julian Marquez, Middleweight
Bobby Green vs. Jim Miller, Lightweight
Rodolfo Vieira vs. Anthony Hernandez, Middleweight
Belal Muhammad vs. Diego Lima, Welterweight
Polyana Viana vs. Mallory Martin, Women’s Strawweight
Ricky Simon vs. Brian Kelleher, Featherweight
Gabriel Green vs. Philip Rowe, Welterweight
Gillian Robertson vs. Miranda Maverick, Women’s Flyweight
Gilbert Burns beat Tyron Woodley in his last fight
UFC 258: What has been said?
Gilbert Burns: “Me and Kamaru had over 200 rounds sparring, at least.
“I’ve trained with Kamaru for seven years and we both love to train.
“He was a good training partner for me and I was good partner for him. Just sparring sessions, over 200.
“And just the grappling sessions, plus the wrestling sessions, for sure I have so many hours on the mat with Kamaru. We know each other very well.
“I have so much respect for Kamaru. I like him a lot and it’s going to be a competition.
“No bad blood, nothing. I have nothing against him. He’s been a great champion, a good teammate.
“We were never close friends, we never texted each other or anything, it was always about fighting.”