UFC 258 was probably not the best PPV of the year on paper, but the main event delivered on every expectation.
Kamaru “The Nigerian Nightmare” Usman was trying to defend his welterweight title for the third time against his former teammate Gilbert Burns.
Burns came out very aggressively and hurt Usman very early in the fight. He kept pushing the pace but Usman got back into the fight and started landing some really good shots of his own. As the fight went along, Usman took all of the momentum and was landing his jab consistently.
Usman had Burns badly hurt in the second round and put the finishing touches on a magnificent performance early in the third. He stopped Burns by TKO and defended his welterweight title.
The two former teammates then shared a long embrace in the middle of the cage.