Belts on The Line
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Who won Usman vs Burns?
Kamaru Usman beat Gilbert Burns by , during the main event of UFC 258, on Saturday 13th February 2021 at UFC APEX in Las Vegas.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Kamaru Usman.
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 17 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, 7 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, 3 loses and 0 draws, with 6 of those wins by knock out and 8 by submission.
The stats suggested Usman had a slight advantage in power over Burns, with a 41% knock out percentage over Burns' 32%.
Kamaru Usman was the younger man by 1 year, at 34 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 7 more professional rounds, 56 to Burns' 49.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Gilbert Burns had been fighting more than Kamaru Usman.
Going to this contest, Kamaru Usman had last fought 2 years, 9 months and 18 days ago, while Gilbert Burns' last outing had been 7 months and 4 days ago.
Usman's last 4 fights had come over a period of 4 years and 1 day, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year. In those fights, he fought a total of 14 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3.5 rounds on average.
Burns' last 4 fights had come over a period of 1 year, 11 months and 20 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 5 months and 29 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 12 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3 rounds on average.