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Featherweight Division


"The Blaze"

Herbert Burns

Featherweight Division

11-5-0 (W-L-D)


Wins by Knockout


Wins by Submission


First Round Finishes

Herbert Burns

athlete record


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

Place of Birth
Niterói, Brazil
Trains at
Sanford MMA
Fighting style
Octagon Debut
Aug. 6, 2019
Leg reach
  • Pro since 2012
  • Brother of UFC veteran Gilbert Burns
  • Eight wins by submission (3 Triangle armbar, 5 RNC), one by KO
  • Eight first round finishes
  • Has won five of his last eight
  • Has wins in 80, 44 and 25 seconds
  • Origin of nickname: “It was given to me by the media in Asia because I finished my opponents fast.”

UFC on ESPN (3/30/24) Burns was stopped by Julio Arce via strikes at 2:00 of the second round 

UFC on ABC (7/16/22) Burns lost via TKO (retirement) to Bill Algeo at 1:50 of the second round

UFC 252 (8/15/20) Burns was stopped by Daniel Pineda via strikes at 4:37 of the second round

UFC 250 (6/6/20) Burns submitted Evan Durham via rear naked choke at 1:20 of the first round

UFC Fight Night (1/25/20) Burns knocked out Nate Landwehr at 2:43 of the first round


Dana White's Contender Series, Season 3

Episode 7 (8/6/19) Burns submitted Darrick Minner via triangle armbar at 2:29 of the first round

When and why did you start training for fighting?  I started Jiu-Jitsu at 10 years old. My dad exchanged the payment for a job to put my brothers and I to train BJJ for a month, but the professor was impressed by how good we did and we did not stop training since that date.

What ranks and titles have you held? I'm a black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and in Luta Livre and I do have a lot of BJJ titles such as American National NoGi Champion, 4x Brazilian National NoGi Champion, Pan Asian Gi and NoGi Champion Absolute, 3x South American Champion.

Specific accomplishments in pro competition? Only FC featherweight champion. I had some big wins at ONE Championship beating Timofey Nastyukhin, Harris Sarmiento, Honorio Banario and others.

Favorite grappling technique: Choke

Favorite striking technique: Right cross