UFC 258 Usman vs Burns: Start time and how to watch live in Australia
The welterweight title showdown between champion Kamaru Usman and Gilbert Burns is finally happening in Las Vegas.
Good friends and long-time sparring partners Kamaru Usman and Gilbert Burns step into the Octagon to headline UFC 258 in Las Vegas. This is the third time this much-anticipated clash has been scheduled between "The Nigerian Nightmare" Usman (17-1-0), who has won 16 straight matches (including 12 in the Octagon), and Brazilian Burns (19-3-0).
Burns was forced to withdraw last year after testing positive for COVID-19, while Usman pulled out with undisclosed injuries for UFC 256 just two months ago. Flyweights Maycee Barber and Alexa Grasso are facing off in the co-main event. They replace the original co-main event of Chris Weidman vs Uriah Hall, scrapped after the former tested positive to COVID-19.
When is UFC 258 Usman vs Burns?
The early prelims start at 10:30am AEDT, with the prelims getting underway at 12pm AEDT at the UFC APEX arena in Las Vegas. The main card will start at 2pm AEDT. Expect the main event to get underway between 3:30pm and 4pm AEDT.
How to watch UFC 258 Usman vs Burns in Australia
Once more you have a range of options for catching the different stages of UFC 258. The preliminary card is on ESPN, with the main card then exclusive to pay-per-view on Main Event. You can access both a variety of ways. Take a look at our complete guide to watching the UFC for more information.
UFC 258 preliminary card streaming options
In Australia, you can find ESPN content on Foxtel iQ, Kayo Sports, Foxtel Now and Fetch TV. UFC Fight Pass is also another option. Among those, Kayo is the pick for the preliminary card and more than 50 other live sports.
Live stream UFC 258 prelims on Kayo Sports
If you are yet to try Kayo Sports, it has a 14-day free trial. After the trial period, a Basic subscription is $25 a month which allows you to watch on 2 screens. There is also a Premium subscription for $35 a month that offers another screen. You can check out our Kayo review for more information.
Kayo also has a wide range of special features, such as SplitView, where you can watch four sports on the same screen. The platform is compatible with Android and iOS devices, Android TV, Telstra TV, Apple TV, Samsung TV (2017 or later), PCs, Macs, Chromecast and AirPlay.
How to watch UFC 258 Usman vs Burns main card
The main card of this high-stakes match-up is a pay-per-view event that you need to purchase through Main Event. Foxtel, UFC Fight Pass, Fetch TV and PS4 are the providers of the main card.
Watch UFC 258 with Main Event
UFC 258 will set you back $54.95 if you have a Foxtel subscription and you have a few options. You can go through the Main Event website, your Foxtel remote, the My Foxtel app or order it over the phone. You can also order it over the phone if you have Optus TV featuring Foxtel. Ordering through a phone agent will incur an additional $2 booking fee.
Stream Usman vs Burns on UFC Fight Pass
UFC Fight Pass will also set you back $54.95. You can subscribe to Fight Pass for $10.99 a month or $104.99 a year for a load of UFC content, but main cards still require an additional fee. Fight Pass is compatible with Apple TV, Xbox One, Xbox 360, Amazon Fire TV, iPad, iPhone and Android devices, Chromecast, PCs and Macs, Samsung smart TVs and LG smart TVs.
Live stream UFC 258 on your PlayStation
If you have a PlayStation 4 or PS5, look for Live Events in the PS Store. Once you have purchased the fight you can watch it through the "videos" menu. It has the same $54.95 price tag or there is a discounted price of $49.95 if you are a PlayStation Plus member.
Stream UFC 258 with Fetch TV
Using your Fetch box, go to "manage" and then "subscriptions". Once you have paid the $54.95 purchase price, you can watch it on TV or your mobile via the Fetch app.
UFC 258 Usman vs Burns full card
- UFC welterweight title: Kamaru Usman vs Gilbert Burns
- Women's flyweight: Maycee Barber vs Alexa Grasso
- Middleweight: Kelvin Gastelum vs Ian Heinisch
- Middleweight: Maki Pitolo vs Julian Marquez
- Lightweight: Jim Miller vs Bobby Green
- Middleweight: Rudolfo Vieira vs Anthony Hernandez
- Welterweight: Belal Muhammad vs Dhiego Lima
- Women's strawweight: Polyana Viana vs Mallory Martin
- Catchweight: Andre Ewell vs Chris Gutierrez
Who will win UFC 258 Usman vs Burns?
What better way to spend Valentine Day's with your loved one than watching two quality fighters beat the living daylights out of each other? And these blokes are meant to be good mates! Being former teammates, they will know each other inside out so the fight should go the distance. I'm tipping the versatile Usman, 33, to come out on top and retain his title.
Put simply, Usman is one of the most dominant UFC champions of this generation who's had little trouble accounting for opponents such as Tyron Woodley and Jorge Masvidal, as well as a thriller against Colby Covington. But Usman is likely to face his toughest challenge yet against the 34-year-old Burns, who is arguably a more explosive version of the champion himself.
Keen to know about more upcoming UFC fights? Check out our full UFC schedule here. If you're still not sure who to stream with, we've got a Foxtel vs Kayo comparison so you can decide which one suits you best.
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