|Game||Usman, Kamaru vs Burns, Gilbert|
|Date & Time||Saturday July 11, 2020, 10:00 PM (EDT)|
Yas Arena Du Arena, Yas Drive, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Kamaru Usman -230
Kamaru Usman is coming into the fight here with a 16-1 record. He is coming into the fight standing at 6’0” and 170 pounds. Usman does have a 76 inch reach that should help him in getting to reach out to his opponent.
Usman tends to use the switch stance when it comes to fighting. Kamaru is seen as a striker. When it comes to his last 5 bouts Usman has ended up winning all 5 of those fights. 4 of them have been by unanimous decision and one of those fights was a KO/TKO bout.
Gilbert Burns is heading into the fight here with a 19-3 record. However, in the title fight here he is standing at 5’10” and 170 pounds. When it comes to the reach Burns does not have the advantage as his reach is only 71 inches.
With Burns he is a striker, but he has a tendency to use the orthodox stance when it comes to fighting. The last 5 bouts for Burns have seen him picking up wins in all of them. With those wins 3 of them have been unanimous decisions, 1 was a KO/TKO win and he had a submission win as well.
This fight will be one that is going to be a pretty evenly matched bout for the most part. The big difference for the fighters will be the fact that Usman has a tremendous reach advantage. That reach advantage can really be the difference maker for Usman who can keep Burns from getting in close and that leads to Usman landing more blows in this round. UFC 251 Winner Prediction, Kamaru Usman.