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#5 Welterweight Division

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"Durinho"

Gilbert Burns

Welterweight Division

21-5-0 (W-L-D)

6

Wins by Knockout

9

Wins by Submission

11

First Round Finishes

Gilbert Burns

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Learn more about Gilbert Burns' UFC history, fighter facts, and Q&A below.

Status
Active
Place of Birth
Niterói, Brazil
Trains at
Jaco Hybrid Training Center
Fighting style
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
Age
36
Height
70.00
Weight
187.00
Octagon Debut
Jul. 26, 2014
Reach
71.00
Leg reach
40.00
  • Nickname means “Little tough one”
     
  • Pro since 2012
     
  • Nine wins by submission (3 RNC, 5 armbar, arm-triangle), six by knockout
     
  • Eleven first round finishes
     
  • Has won 10 of his last 13

UFC 283 (1/21/23) Burns submitted Neil Magny via arm-triangle choke at 4:15 of the first round 

UFC 273 (4/9/22) Burns lost a three round unanimous decision to Khamzat Chimaev

UFC 264 (7/10/21) Burns won a three round unanimous decision over Stephen Thompson

UFC 258 (2/13/21) Burns was stopped by Kamaru Usman via strikes at :34 of the third round in a fight for the UFC welterweight title

UFC on ESPN (5/30/20) Burns won a five round unanimous decision over Tyron Woodley

UFC Fight Night (3/14/20) Burns stopped Demian Maia via strikes at 2:34 of the first round

UFC Fight Night (9/28/19) Burns won a three round unanimous decision over Gunnar Nelson

UFC Fight Night (8/10/19) Burns won a three round unanimous decision over Aleksei Kunchenko

UFC Fight Night (4/27/19) Burns submitted Mike Davis via rear naked choke at 4:16 of the second round

UFC 231 (12/8/18) Burns won a three round unanimous decision over Olivier Aubin-Mercier

UFC 226 (7/6/18) Burns was knocked out by Dan Hooker at 2:28 of the first round

UFC on FOX (4/14/18) Burns knocked out Dan Moret at :59 of the second round

UFC Fight Night (9/16/17) Burns knocked out Jason Saggo at 4:55 of the second round

UFC Fight Night (9/24/16) Burns lost a three round unanimous decision to Michel Prazeres

UFC Fight Night (7/7/16) Burns submitted Lukasz Sajewski via armbar at 4:57 of the first round

UFC Fight Night (11/7/15) Burns lost a three round unanimous decision to Rashid Magomedov

UFC Fight Night (3/21/15) Burns submitted Alex Oliveira via armbar at 4:14 of the third round

UFC 179 (10/25/14) Burns submitted Christos Giagos via armbar at 4:57 of the first round

UFC on FOX (7/26/14) Burns won a three round unanimous decision over Andreas Stahl

When and why did you start training for fighting? I started jiu-jitsu in 1998 when I was 12 years old, and started MMA in 2011.  

What ranks and titles have you held?  2nd place in No Gi IBJJF World Rankings (Middleweight) and 4-time World Jiu-Jitsu champion.

What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? It’s a privilege and a dream come true. It’s an important accomplished goal and I’m looking forward to winning the belt, because that’s the main goal.

Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? I studied Physical Education but did not graduate.

What was your job before you started fighting? I used to work at a car wash. I also worked as a tire repairman and worked at an office running errands.

If any, list ranks in any martial arts styles:  Third degree black belt in Jiu-Jitsu  

Favorite grappling technique: Armbar

Favorite Striking technique: Spinning kick