The first UFC championship fight of 2021 occurs on Saturday at UFC 258 when Kamaru Usman battles No. 2-ranked Gilbert Burns for the welterweight title from the UFC Apex in Las Vegas.
Usman and Burns were set to square off at UFC 251 in July. Unfortunately, a little over a week before the fight, Burns tested positive for COVID-19 and was pulled from the show.
Usman stayed on the show and ended up facing heated rival Jorge Masvidal in the headliner. The 170-pound titlist put on a clinic, beating Masvidal by unanimous decision to defend his belt for the second time successfully.
Even though Burns didn’t take on Usman, he still was able to compete inside the Octagon twice in 2020 to cement himself as a top contender. In March, Burns stopped former middleweight and welterweight title challenger Demian Maia and then dominated former welterweight champion Tyron Woodley at the end of May.
Can Usman continue his quest as the greatest welterweight of all time? Or does Burns pull off the upset and rock the apple cart?
If you are a fan of the UFC, you may be wondering what time UFC 258 starts. We make it easy for you by giving you the time all the action begins.
What time is UFC 258: Kamaru Usman vs. Gilbert Burns?
- Date: Saturday, Feb. 13
- Early prelims: 6:15 p.m. ET | 3:15 p.m. PT
- Prelims: 8 p.m. ET | 5 p.m. PT
- PPV main card: 10 p.m. ET | 7 p.m. PT
- Usman vs. Burns fight: 12:15 a.m. ET (approx.)
UFC 258 takes place Saturday, Feb.13, with the main card beginning at 10 p.m. ET. Usman and Masvidal are expected to hit the Octagon about 12:15 a.m. ET, although the exact time depends on the length of the earlier fights.
How to watch UFC 258: Usman vs. Burns TV, live stream info
In the United States, the UFC Fight Pass prelims, beginning at 6:15 p.m. ET, will be simulcast on UFC Fight Pass, ESPN, ESPN Deportes and ESPN+ in English and Spanish. The prelims will continue exclusively on ESPN, ESPN Deportes and ESPN+ at 8 p.m. ET. The ESPN+ pay-per-view main card will kick off at 10 p.m. ET.
In Canada, the early prelims are on UFC Fight Pass and TSN, the prelims are on TSN and RDS, and the PPV main card (10 p.m. ET) is available on Bell, Rogers, Shaw, SaskTel, Videotron, Telus and Eastlink, as well as UFC PPV on UFC Fight Pass.
In Australia, the early prelims and prelims are on UFC Fight Pass and ESPN, and the PPV main card, at 2 p.m./12 p.m. AEST/AWST (Sunday), is on Main Event and Fetch TV, plus UFC PPV on UFC Fight Pass.
In Brazil, the prelims and main card (11 p.m. BRT) are on Combate.
In the UK and Ireland, the early prelims are on UFC Fight Pass, the prelims are on UFC Fight Pass and BT Sport, and the main card is available at 3 a.m. BST (Sunday) on BT Sport.
In Germany, Spain and Italy, the early prelims and prelims are on UFC Fight Pass, and the main card is available at 4 a.m. CET (Sunday) on DAZN, the global sports streaming service, and UFC PPV on UFC Fight Pass.
You can learn more about how to watch in other countries at UFC.com.
How much does UFC 258 cost? PPV price for Usman vs. Burns
In the U.S., the main card of UFC 258 is available via pay per view on ESPN+, which also requires a subscription. The PPV price for UFC 251 is $69.99 for current subscribers. For new subscribers, a bundle price of UFC 251 and an ESPN+ annual subscription is $89.98.
Pricing globally varies, depending on region and platform.
Where is UFC 251?
The card will be held at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas. The UFC has held their U.S. events at the Apex with no audience, due to current COVID-19 protocols. Usman has never fought at the venue while Burns fights there for second time, after he beat Woodley at the end of May.
Usman vs. Burns odds for UFC 258
According to Bet MGM (as of Feb. 9) has installed Usman as the sizable favorite at -275, meaning you’d need to bet $275 to win $100. Meanwhile, Burns is at +225, meaning if you bet $100, you’d net $225.
Kamaru Usman record, bio
- Name: Kamaru Usman
- Nationality: Nigerian & American
- Born: May 11, 1987
- Height: 6-0
- Reach: 76″
- Total fights: 18
- Record: 17-1
Gilbert Burns record, bio
- Nationality: Brazilian
- Born: July 20, 1986
- Height: 5-10
- Reach: 71 inches
- Total fights: 22
- Record: 19-3
UFC 258 fight card
- Kamaru Usman (c) vs. Gilbert Burns for Usman’s Welterweight title
- Maycee Barber vs. Alexa Grasso; Women’s Flyweight
- Kelvin Gastelum vs. Ian Heinisch; Middleweight
- Pedro Munhoz vs. Jimmie Rivera; Bantamweight
- Maki Pitolo vs. Julian Marquez; Middleweight
- Yancy Medeiros vs. Jim Miller; Lightweight
- Rodolfo Viera vs. Anthony Hernandez; Middleweight
- Belal Muhammad vs. Dhiego Lima; Welterweight
- Polyana Viana vs. Mallory Martin; Women’s Strawweight
- Ricky Simon vs. Brian Kelleher; Featherweight
- Gabriel Green vs. Philip Rowe; Welterweight
- Gillian Robertson vs. Miranda Maverick; Women’s Flyweight