A welterweight title defense by champion Kamaru Usman against Gilbert Burns is the main event of UFC 251.
Gilbert Burns Is Confident
Ahead of the showdown, Burns offered a bold prediction for the fight.
“I’m going there to knock him out or submit him,” Burns said to MMA Fighting. “That’s what I want to do, but I think it’s going to be a war. I think Kamaru is tougher than Woodley and Demian (Maia), my last two fights. I had a great performance, but Kamaru is a different person, and I think it will be hard to either knock him out or submit him. That’s what I want in the fight, a finish, but I think it’s going to be an intense five-round war.”
The Alexander Volkanovski-Max Holloway rematch for the UFC featherweight title will co-headline the show. Also, Petr Yan vs. Jose Aldo for the vacant bantamweight title will go down.