By Uche Dozie
Sport Writer, kick442.com-Nigeria
Kamaru Usman has now taken his overall MMA win streak to 17 in a row after outclassing Gilbert Burns on Valentine’s Day UFC 258 bout.
Stunned by the Brazilian in the first round, the Nigerian Nightmare completely over took his opponent from the second round.
By the third round, it took only 34 seconds before Kamaru was adjudged winner of the fight by technical knockout.
The Nigerian Nightmare is a perfect 13-0 in the UFC as he hasn’t lost a fight since May 2013 and that’s still his only defeat ever.
The win by Kamaru ends Burns’ six-fight winning streak.
”This one was a tough one. It was a very, very tough one, because of the whole gym situation (and) me leaving,” Usman said after his third straight UFC title defence.
“But I’ve said it, man, I’m the varsity guy. My fight IQ is different. It’s different when you’re in the gym with me. But when you get in here, it’s different ball game. From start to finish, I’m a whole other savage, and he saw that tonight.
“So, from start to finish there was no friends in there, no friends at all. I had to go in there and do what I had to do, and that’s go in and win this title. I am the best on the planet for a reason (and) I’m here to stay.”
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