Undisputed welterweight champion Kamaru Usman continued his remarkable run inside the octagon on Saturday by beating top contender Gilbert Burns at UFC 258 to retain his title.
Usman (18-1 MMA, 13-0 UFC) cemented his position at the top of the 170-pound division after recording a third consecutive defense of his welterweight title when he earned a third-round TKO victory over Burns at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas.
With the win, the Nigerian-born joined Anderson Silva as the only fighters in company history to start their UFC tenure with 13 straight wins.
Kamaru has now won all 13 of his UFC fights and surpassed Georges St-Pierre for the longest winning streak at welterweight.
Check below for the top Twitter reactions to Usman’s title defense against Burns at UFC 258.
— Francis Ngannou (@francis_ngannou) February 14, 2021
You wish you could see us spar. @USMAN84kg only guy I train with that gets stronger as the round gets higher. Also a work ethic second to none. 🙏
— Justin Gaethje 🇺🇸 (@Justin_Gaethje) February 14, 2021
Welcome to the club 💪🏾 pic.twitter.com/UfRotzndNJ
— BONY (@JonnyBones) February 14, 2021
— Daniel Cormier (@dc_mma) February 14, 2021
— JIMI MANUWA (@POSTERBOYJM) February 14, 2021
Usman came to play. Respect is earned. #UFC258
— Max Holloway (@BlessedMMA) February 14, 2021
Respect over everything!#ufc258
— Herbert Burns (@HerbertBurnsMMA) February 14, 2021
WOW!!! That’s a BAAAAD MAN!#UFC258
— Aljamain Sterling (@funkmasterMMA) February 14, 2021
Looks like Usman is about to cry, does he feel emotional for beating Gilberto?
— Claressa Gwoat Shields (@Claressashields) February 14, 2021
A card loaded with memorable performances 💵 #UFC258
— UFC (@ufc) February 14, 2021