Belts on The Line
Who won Usman vs Burns?
Kamaru Usman beat Gilbert Burns by knockout in the 3rd round, during the main event of UFC 258, on Saturday 13th February 2021 at UFC APEX in Las Vegas.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 5 rounds in the Welterweight division, which meant the weight limit was 170 pounds (12.1 stone or 77.1 KG).
This contest was for the UFC welterweight championship.
Usman vs Burns stats
Kamaru Usman stepped into the ring with a record of 18 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, 8 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 1 by submission.
Gilbert Burns made his way to the ring with a record of 19 wins, 4 loses and 0 draws, with 6 of those wins by knock out and 8 by submission.
The stats suggested Usman had advantage in power over Burns, with a 44% knock out percentage over Burns' 32%.
Kamaru Usman was the younger man by 1 year, at 33 years old.
Usman had a height advantage of 2 inches over Burns. That also extended to a 7-inch reach advantage.
Usman's experience as a professional fighter was relatively equal to Burns', having had 4 less fights, and made his debut in 2012, 10 months later than Burns, whose first professional fight was in 2012. He had fought 10 more professional rounds, 56 to Burns' 46.
Usman vs Burns form
Usman had won 5 of his most recent fights, stopping 1 of them, going to the judges 4 times.
In his last fight before this contest, he had defeated Jorge Masvidal on 11th July 2020 by unanimous decision in their UFC Welterweight championship fight at UFC Fight Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
Previous to that, he had defeated Colby Covington on 14th December 2019 by knockout in the 5th round in their UFC Welterweight championship fight at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, United States.
Going into that contest, he had beat Tyron Woodley on 2nd March 2019 by unanimous decision in their UFC Welterweight championship fight at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas.
Before that, he had won against Rafael dos Anjos on 30th November 2018 by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest at The Pearl at the Palms, Las Vegas.
He had beat Demian Maia on 19th May 2018 by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest at Movistar Arena, Santiago, Chile.
Usman's last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 11 months and 21 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 7 months and 5 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 25 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 5 rounds on average.
Burns' last 3 fights had come over a period of 1 year, 7 months and 12 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 6 months and 15 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 9 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3 rounds on average.