Pros react after Kamaru Usman TKO’s Gilbert Burns at UFC 258

Kamaru Usman, Gilbert Burns

Tonight’s UFC 258 pay-per-view event was headlined by a welterweight title fight featuring Kamaru Usman taking on Gilbert Burns.

Usman (18-1 MMA) was returning the Octagon for the first time since scoring a unanimous decision win over BMF title holder Jorge Masvidal at UFC 251. ‘The Nigerian Nightmare’ had entered the contest sporting a sixteen-fight winning streak, which included two successful defenses of the UFC’s welterweight title.

Meanwhile, Gilbert Burns (19-4 MMA) had entered tonight’s UFC 258 headliner on a six-fight winning streak, his latest being a lopsided unanimous decision victory over former champ Tyron Woodley.

Tonight’s UFC 258 main event proved to be a tale of two rounds. Gilbert Burns was able to rock Kamaru Usman with a right hand in the opening seconds of the first round but could not secure a finish. Then in round two, Usman would rebound by rocking ‘Durinho’ with a big right hand of his own. ‘The Nigerian Nightmare’ carried that momentum into round three where he dropped Burns with a jab and then finished him with ground and pound.

Official UFC 258 Result: Kamaru Usman def. Gilbert Burns via TKO in Round 3

Check out how the pros reacted to Usman defeating Burns below:

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