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UFC 258 official main card lineup announced

Kamaru Usman
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

The UFC’s next pay-per-view is set at the top.

On Saturday’s UFC 257 broadcast, the official main card lineup for the upcoming UFC 258 pay-per-view was announced, featuring a welterweight title fight between champion Kamaru Usman (17-1) and challenger Gilbert Burns (19-3) in the main event.

UFC 258 is scheduled to take place on Feb. 13 at UFC APEX in Las Vegas.

Usman has been unstoppable in the UFC, winning all 12 of his fights for the promotion and successfully defending his welterweight championship twice. He made one appearance in 2020, winning a unanimous decision over short-notice replacement Jorge Masvidal at UFC 251 in July.

The reason Usman needed a replacement opponent is because of the withdrawal of Burns. A positive COVID-19 test bumped Burns out of the title fight, but “Durinho” was never removed from the equation entirely and now he challenges Usman on the strength of a six-fight win streak. Burns hasn’t lost in the UFC when he competes at 170 pounds and he holds notable victories over former champion Tyron Woodley and Demian Maia.

Also on the UFC 258 main card, Uriah Hall (16-9) faces former middleweight champion Chris Weidman (15-5) in a rematch dating back to 2010, Maycee Barber (8-1) fights Alexa Grasso 12-3) in a battle of fast-rising flyweights, middleweight contender Kelvin Gastelum (16-6, 1 NC) looks to end a three-fight skid against Ian Heinisch (14-3), and Pedro Munhoz (18-5, 1 NC) meets Jimmie Rivera (23-4) in a bantamweight rematch.

See the updated UFC 258 card below:

Kamaru Usman vs. Gilbert Burns

Chris Weidman vs. Uriah Hall

Maycee Barber vs. Alexa Grasso

Kelvin Gastelum vs. Ian Heinisch

Pedro Munhoz vs. Jimmie Rivera

Polyana Viana vs. Mallory Martin

Julian Marquez vs. Maki Pitolo

Gillian Robertson vs. Miranda Maverick

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