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Watch Kamaru Usman & Justin Gaethje Sparring, Delivering Vicious Body Shots

After it was confirmed that longtime teammates, Gilbert Burns and Kamaru Usman [1] are going to battle at UFC 251, the latter decided to change up his camp and headed to Colorado.

Well, more recently the welterweight champ posted a video, which shows him trading blows with interim lightweight champ, Justin Gaethje.

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Usman posts video of him sparring with Gaethje

Not long ago, Usman confirmed that he’s moved his camp from Sanford MMA in Florida to train with renowned coach, Trevor Whittman. [2]The latter coaches the likes of Gaethje and Rose Namajunas in Denver.

On Sunday, Usman posted the video below as well as this comment.

“Iron sharpens iron. How much would you pay to watch this for a few rounds? Just two dudes having fun 😂 @onxlabs #ufc251”

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#Repost @justin_gaethje ・・・ Iron sharpens iron. How much would you pay to watch this for a few rounds? Just two dudes having fun 😂 @onxlabs #ufc251 [3]

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That’s two of the most rugged, well-rounded fighters on the UFC roster. It will be really interesting to see if Usman does indeed, decide to stay in Colorado permanently.

UFC 251 line-up

Usman will face Burns in the headliner of UFC 251, which is taking place July 11th on Yas Island in Abu Dhabi. Here is the complete line-up (via MMA Mania [5]).

UFC 251 PPV Main Card on ESPN+ (10 p.m. ET)

170 lbs.: UFC Welterweight Champion Kamaru Usman vs. Gilbert Burns
145 lbs.: UFC Featherweight Champion Alexander Volkanovski vs. Max Holloway
135 lbs.: Jose Aldo vs. Petr Yan for the vacant bantamweight title
115 lbs.: Jessica Andrade vs. Rose Namajunas
125 lbs.: Amanda Ribas vs. Paige VanZant

UFC 251 Prelims Card on ESPN (8 p.m. ET)

205 lbs.: Volkan Oezdemir vs. Jiri Prochazka
170 lbs.: Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos vs. Muslim Salikhov
145 lbs.: Makwan Amirkhani vs. Danny Henry
155 lbs.: Leonardo Santos vs. Roman Bogatov

UFC 251 Prelims Card on ESPN+ (6 p.m. ET)

265 lbs.: Marcin Tybura vs. Alexander Romanov
125 lb.: Raulian Paiva vs. Zhalgas Zhumagulov
135 lbs.: Karol Rosa vs. Vanessa Melo
135 lbs.: Martin Day vs. Davey Grant