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Gilbert Burns Eyes Redemption: A Rematch with Kamaru Usman Looms

Gilbert Burns wants a rematch with Kamaru Usman
Gilbert Burns

Gilbert Burns is eager for a shot at redemption as he sets his sights on a rematch with Kamaru Usman in the UFC welterweight division. Reflecting on their previous encounter at UFC 258, Burns believes now is the perfect time to run it back with the former champion.

In their first meeting, Burns stunned Usman early in the fight but ultimately succumbed to a third-round TKO. Despite the loss, Burns feels that he has grown as a fighter and is better equipped to face Usman again.

Speaking on the "Show me the Money" podcast, Burns expressed his desire for a rematch with Usman, emphasizing the significance of the opportunity to climb back into the top rankings of the division. Despite their past tensions and emotional showdown, Burns is ready to approach a potential rematch with a different mindset and strategy.

Acknowledging his emotional state during their first encounter, Burns is confident that he would handle the rematch differently, learning from his mistakes and staying composed under pressure. While Usman remains a formidable opponent, Burns believes that a second bout between them would be nothing short of spectacular.

Despite recent setbacks in his career, including losses to Belal Muhammad and Jack Della Maddalena, Burns remains determined to reclaim his position among the welterweight elite. A rematch with Usman could be the perfect opportunity for Burns to prove himself and secure a shot at redemption in the Octagon.

As Burns prepares for his next challenge, the prospect of a rematch with Usman looms large, offering both fighters a chance to settle the score and reignite their rivalry in one of the most competitive divisions in the UFC.


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