Wrestling vs Jiujitsu
We have a great fight coming up with Usman vs Burns.
Let’s take a look at our challenger Gilbert Burns, he fought twice in 2020 and won. He fought 3 times in 2019 and he delivered. He is on 5 winning streaks in the UFC and has all the confidence in the world to take on the champ.
Here comes the champ! Kamaru Usman is our welterweight champion. Usman is the real deal, he is 12 - 0 in the UFC, he has defended his title successfully 3 times. His most memorable win in my opinion is against Colby Covington, his stamina and standup were tested.
How does Usman win?
What does the champ have to do to deliver a win, he has a hungry fighter in front of him similar to Colby Covington I want to say. He has to fight Burns intelligently, accurate strikes and kicks to wear Burns down in the first 2 rounds. In the 3rd round start putting that wrestling pressure to bring Burns down to the mat and finish with ground and pound.
How does Burns win?
Our challenger has to take the center ring. Burns has to do what he has been doing in the previous fights and pressure Usman against the fence. Put Usman on the defense and when they break open up with overhand rights. He has power on both hands so use them. When Usman shoots to take him down he needs to strategize is BJJ to come into play.
It's such an exciting fight, both fighters have put their time in the octagon. They each have proven to be worthy of sharing the ring and fighting for the belt.
Who will impose their will? Who will pressure the other to open up and capitalize on their opponent's mistakes? Wrestler vs Jiujitsu practitioner, I am not biased.
Kamaru Usman (c) -260 vs. Gilbert Burns, welterweight championship
Uriah Hall -130 vs. Chris Weidman, middleweights
Pedro Munhoz vs. Jimmie Rivera, bantamweights
Kelvin Gastelum -220 vs. Ian Heinisch, middleweights
Alexa Grasso -135 vs. Maycee Barber, women's flyweights
Julian Marquez -190 vs. Maki Pitolo, middleweights
Dhiego Lima vs. Belal Muhammad, welterweights
Miranda Maverick -165 vs. Gillian Robertson, women's flyweights
Gabriel Green -110 vs. Phillip Rowe, welterweights
Rodolfo Vieira -400 vs. Anthony Hernandez, middleweights
Mallory Martin -165 vs. Polyana Viana, women's strawweights