Gilbert Burns will be challenging Kamaru Usman for the Welterweight title. After defeating Tyron Woods, Burns finally has proven that he deserves a title shot. The fight will happen in Fight Island on July 11th. To have more insights on this fight, please read our Kamaru Usman vs Gilbert Burns preview here below on Smashingtip. Moreover, after Covid-19 bookmakers giving special offers which you can find on smashingtip.com/bookmakers/.
The Nigerian Nightmare managed to end Tyron Woods reign over Welterweight division by totally out striking the former champion and showing that he is a real deal. After T-Wood, Kamaru decided to finally put an end to his and Colby Covington rivalry. In the fight, Kamaru broke his jaw in the second round and totally dominated former interim champion. Obviously, to this day, in Welterweight division there is no one who could be sure they are better than a current champion. Kamaru is an excellent wrestler and has knockout power, therefore he is dangerous on the ground and in standing position.
Burns is the beneficiary of good timing and failed negotiations with some of the other top contenders in the welterweight division. Just because Burns was the third option doesn’t mean it will be an easy fight for the champion, though. The Brazilian is still a relatively unknown commodity but his performance against Tyron Woodley on May 30 bore a strong resemblance to the one Usman put in against the former champion to win the belt in March 2019. In Burns’ fight against Woodley, the South American turned out to be the quicker fighter and won the striking exchanges. He was also the stronger grappler. So this is a perfect matchup.
Kamaru Usman vs Gilbert Burns H2H
Both fighters are teammates, but they have never faced each other before.