Kamaru Usman clinches record THIRTEENTH-straight UFC welterweight victory after recovering from first-round knock-down to stop Gilbert Burns with a devastating barrage of punches
- Georges St Pierre’s record for consecutive welterweight wins fell on Sunday
- Kamaru Usman took a 13th-straight victory via a stoppage win over Gilbert Burns
- The Texan was knocked-down in the first but recovered to win in the third round
Kamaru Usman retained his welterweight title by winning his 13th successive UFC bout on Saturday night in Las Vegas.
The Nigerian-born Texan stopped Gilbert Burns with punches 34 seconds into the third round at UFC 258, taking his record to 18-1, defending his title for the third time, and breaking Georges St Pierre’s consecutive welterweight victories record in the process.
Usman was put down in the first round, but recovered impressively to stop Burns early in the third.
Kamaru Usman stormed to his 13th-straight victory on Sunday, stopping Gilbert Burns
The Nigerian-born Texan also defended his welterweight title for the third time with the win
Usman was knocked down early in the fight before sealing the victory with punches in the third
In the night’s other main bout, Mexican flyweight Alexa Grasso beat Maycee Barber by unanimous decision after a hard fought contest.
Four of the nine fights were decided by unanimous decision, with Kelvin Gastelum beating Ian Heinisch, Ricky Simon defeating Brian Kelleher, Belal Muhammad overcoming Dhiego Lima, and Christ Gutierrez outdoing Andre Ewell.
Julian Marquez beat Maki Pitolo via third-round submission, Anthony Hernandez won through a second-round submission against Rodolfo Vierira, while Polyana Viana gained a first round submission against Mallory Martin.
Usman has now beaten Georges St Pierre’s record of consecutive welterweight victories
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