Usman defeats Gilbert Burns to pick up 13th straight win
Nigerian-born Kamaru Usman, aka the Nightmare has done it again Saturday night.
This fits into Nigeria Today News analysis on the fight published Saturday morning.
Usman defeated Gilbert Burns by technical knockout, TKO in the third round to retain his UFC welterweight championship Saturday night in the main event of UFC 258 at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas, as per ESPN sports.
Usman stopped Burns, his former teammate, via TKO at 34 seconds of the third round to defend his UFC welterweight title in the main event of UFC 258 in Las Vegas.
The Nigerian champion landed a right hand as he was switching stances to floor Burns, then slammed Burns with punches on the ground until referee Herb Dean pulled him off.
“Gilbert is a guy that I’ve known from the start,” Usman said in his post-fight interview. “I love him. This one was tough for me to deal with.”
ESPN reports that Usman and Burns were full of emotion while embracing in the middle of the Octagon “after the night”. Burns had blood and tears running down his face. Some of their cornermen behind them were trying not to cry.
Usman defeats Gilbert Burns to pick up his 13th straight win, surpassing legend Georges St-Pierre for the most consecutive wins in UFC welterweight history. Only Anderson Silva has won more than 13 straight fights in UFC history, winning 16 in a row from 2006 to 2012. Usman is tied with six other fighters with 13 consecutive wins.