UFC 258 ‘Embedded,’ No. 1: Gilbert Burns feels ‘like a million bucks’ ahead of title shot

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The UFC returns Saturday night with its second pay-per-view of the year, UFC 258, where the UFC welterweight title will be on the line.

UFC 258 takes place at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas and streams on pay-per-view following prelims on ESPN and ESPN+.

In the main event, UFC 170-pound champion Kamaru Usman (17-1 MMA, 12-0 UFC) defends his belt for a third time against former teammate Gilbert Burns (19-3 MMA, 12-3 UFC). And in the co-headliner, Maycee Barber (8-1 MMA, 3-1 UFC) returns after a year-long layoff due to a knee injury to take on rising flyweight contender Alexa Grasso (12-3 MMA, 4-3 UFC).

The first episode of “Embedded” follows the two headliners, as well as big-name star Kelvin Gasatelum (16-6 MMA, 10-6 UFC), who faces Ian Heinisch (14-3 MMA, 3-2 UFC) at the event. Here’s the UFC’s description from YouTube:

Kelvin Gastelum keeps his training close to home, finishing up in an ice bath. Champion Kamaru Usman and former teammate Gilbert Burns wrap up intense camps ahead of their overdue title showdown.