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Burns meets Vannata in Arizona next month

 

Two of the lightweight division's most exciting competitors square off in Glendale, Arizona next month, as Gilbert Burns faces Lando Vannata at Gila River Arena on April 14.

UFC Fight Night, which is headlined by the lightweight clash between Dustin Poirier and Justin Gaethje, airs live on FOX.

A Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt who showed off his power in his recent knockout win over Jason Saggo, Burns has finished four of his five UFC victories and he will be seeking another one when he takes on Albuquerque's Vannata, an all-action battler who has earned post-fight bonuses in each of his first four Octagon bouts against the likes of Tony Ferguson, John Makdessi and Bobby Green.