Gilbert Burns

Gilbert Burns

Personal Information

Full Name Gilbert Burns
Date of Birth July 20, 1986
Nationality Brazilian
Height 5 ft 10 in
Nickname Durinho
Weight Class Welterweight
Status Active

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Ali Abdelaziz rips into Conor McGregor for Gilbert Burns jibe, dares former champ to fight \'Durinho\'
Ali Abdelaziz rips into Conor McGregor for Gilbert Burns jibe, dares former champ to fight 'Durinho'
Conor McGregor mocks Gilbert Burns amidst claims of the Brazilian\'s ‘overrated’ UFC career
Conor McGregor mocks Gilbert Burns amidst claims of the Brazilian's ‘overrated’ UFC career
Gilbert Burns\' warrior spirit and no-quit tweet wins MMA fans over
Gilbert Burns' warrior spirit and no-quit tweet wins MMA fans over
Belal Muhammad reveals he was dealing with crucial injury heading into UFC 288 against Gilbert Burns
Belal Muhammad reveals he was dealing with crucial injury heading into UFC 288 against Gilbert Burns
Gilbert Burns: A Brief Biography

Gilbert "Durinho" Burns is the current #5 ranked UFC Welterweight Fighter with a professional MMA record of 22 wins and 6 losses. Burns has a 3rd-degree black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and is a Gold Medalist at the World Jiu-Jitsu Championship.

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Gilbert Burns lost his fight against Belal Muhammad at UFC 288 on May 6, 2023.

UFC 288: Sterling v Cejudo
UFC 288: Sterling v Cejudo

Early Life and Career

Gilburt Burns started his combat sports journey at age 12 when he started learning Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.

Burns won 2-medals at the IBJJF World Championship, which got him promoted to a black belt. He continued his impressive career by winning a silver in the 2009 edition of the IBJJF World Championship Burns later ventured outside America and reached the semi-final in the European Open, followed by winning the Brazilian National win in 2010.

2010 was a successful year for Burns as he won the World Professional Jiu-Jitsu- Cup and the World No-Gi Jiu-Jitsu Championship. He followed it by finally winning the IBJJF World Championships in 2011. Gilbert went on a hiatus in 2012 and returned in 2013 to win the NoGi World Championship.

Burns is still an active grappler and lost his latest bout in 2021 against Lucas Barbosa via rear-naked choke submission.

Gilbert Burns's current grappling record stands at 44-19.

Burns made his professional MMA debut in 2012 at CFC 5 against Jose Salgado. He used his superior grappling experience and submitted Salgado inside 3-minutes via a rear-naked choke.

Burns continued his winning momentum as he went on a 7-fight win streak in the regional MMA circuit, with all his wins coming in the first round. Following this, he signed with the UFC in 2014.

Gilbert Burns UFC

Gilbert Burns made his UFC debut at UFC on Fox 12: Lawler vs. Brown against Viscardi Andrade. He won the fight via unanimous decision. Burns then dropped down to Lightweight to fight Christos Giagos at UFC 179. Gilbert submitted Giagos via armbar in the first round with 3-seconds left on the clock to earn his first Performance of the Night bonus.

He won his next bout against Alex Oliveira before fighting Rashid Magomedov at UFC Fight Night: Belfort vs. Henderson 3. Magomedov dropped Burns twice and outclassed him during the entire fight to win via unanimous decision and hand Burns his first loss in MMA.

After this, Burns went 3-2 in his next 5-fights, with his losses coming at the hands of Michael Prazeres and Dan Hooker. Burns regained momentum after the Hooker loss and went on to win his next 2-fights against Olivier Aubin-Mercier and Mike Davis before moving up to Welterweight at UFC Fight Night: Shevchenko vs. Carmouche 2 against Alexey Kunchenko. Burns secured a unanimous decision victory over Alexey.

He won his next 3-fights in Welterweight against Gunnar Nelson, Demian Maia, and Tyron Woodley to earn a title shot at the UFC Welterweight Championship against Kamaru Usman at UFC 251. Unfortunately, Burns tested positive for COVID-19, and the bout got rebooked for UFC 256 and later rescheduled to UFC 258.

Burns dropped Usman in the first round but failed to finish the champion as Usman recovered and dominated Burns. The fight ended in the third round with Usman TKO'ing Burns via punches.

Gilbert bounced back from the loss and defeated Stephen Thompson at UFC 264 via unanimous decision.

Gilbert Burns Record

Below is the professional MMA record of Gilbert Burns

Loss22-6Belal MuhammadDecisionUFC 288May 6, 202355:00New Jersey, U.S.
Win22-5Jorge MasvidalDecisionUFC 287April 8, 202335:00Miami, United States
Win21–5Neil MagnySubmission (arm-triangle choke)UFC 283January 21, 202314:15Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Loss20–5Khamzat ChimaevDecision (unanimous)UFC 273April 9, 202235:00Jacksonville, Florida, United States
Win20–4Stephen ThompsonDecision (unanimous)UFC 264July 10, 202135:00Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Loss19–4Kamaru UsmanTKO (punches)UFC 258February 13, 202130:34Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win19–3Tyron WoodleyDecision (unanimous)UFC on ESPN: Woodley vs. BurnsMay 30, 202055:00Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win18–3Demian MaiaTKO (punches)UFC Fight Night: Lee vs. OliveiraMarch 14, 202012:34Brasília, Brazil
Win17–3Gunnar NelsonDecision (unanimous)UFC Fight Night: Hermansson vs. CannonierSeptember 28, 201935:00Copenhagen, Denmark
Win16–3Alexey KunchenkoDecision (unanimous)UFC Fight Night: Shevchenko vs. Carmouche 2August 10, 201935:00Montevideo, Uruguay
Win15–3Mike DavisSubmission (rear-naked choke)UFC Fight Night: Jacaré vs. HermanssonApril 27, 201924:15Sunrise, Florida, United States
Win14–3Olivier Aubin-MercierDecision (unanimous)UFC 231December 8, 201835:00Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Loss13–3Dan HookerKO (punches)UFC 226July 7, 201812:28Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win13–2Dan MoretKO (punches)UFC on Fox: Poirier vs. GaethjeApril 14, 201820:59Glendale, Arizona, United States
Win12–2Jason SaggoKO (punch)UFC Fight Night: Rockhold vs. BranchSeptember 16, 201724:55Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
Loss11–2Michel PrazeresDecision (unanimous)UFC Fight Night: Cyborg vs. LänsbergSeptember 24, 201635:00Brasília, Brazil
Win11–1Łukasz SajewskiSubmission (armbar)UFC Fight Night: dos Anjos vs. AlvarezJuly 7, 201614:57Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Loss10–1Rashid MagomedovDecision (unanimous)UFC Fight Night: Belfort vs. Henderson 3November 7, 201535:00São Paulo, Brazil
Win10–0Alex OliveiraSubmission (armbar)UFC Fight Night: Maia vs. LaFlareMarch 21, 201534:14Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Win9–0Christos GiagosSubmission (armbar)UFC 179October 25, 201414:57Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Win8–0Andreas StåhlDecision (unanimous)UFC on Fox: Lawler vs. BrownJuly 26, 201435:00San Jose, California, United States
Win7–0Paulo TeixeiraTKO (punches)Face to Face 7May 2, 201411:02Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Win6–0Paulo GonçalvesKO (punch)Coliseu Extreme Fight 8December 5, 201314:57Maceió, Brazil
Win5–0Rodolfo CoronelSubmission (armbar)Mixed Submission and Strike Arts 3March 25, 201313:41Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Win4–0Paulo RobertoTKO (punches)CPMMAF: Champion FightsAugust 4, 201211:30Salvador, Brazil
Win3–0Vinicius AlvesTechnical Submission (rear-naked choke)Watchout Combat Show 20July 27, 201211:59Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Win2–0Herels dos SantosSubmission (armbar)Ichigeki Fight ShowJune 15, 201213:30São Paulo, Brazil
Win1–0José SalgadoSubmission (rear-naked choke)Crown Fighting Championships 5January 28, 201212:40St. George, Utah, United States

Gilbert Burns's Most Popular Fight

Gilbert Burns vs. Stephen Thompson

Gilbert Burns fought Stephen Thompson at UFC 264. Burns came to the fight with a clear strategy of out-grappling Thompson and nullifying his superior striking ability. Gilbert successfully Stephen down after 2 minutes with a single leg takedown to land some ground-and-pound before Thompson returned to the feet.

The second round was more strategic as both fighters were patient and waited for the opportunity to strike. Burns got a hold of Thompson with a takedown in the last 30 seconds of the fight as the round ended with both strikers punching each other in the ground pocket like a Pride FC fight.

Burns got caught by a Thompson spinning kick that forced him to be more defensive for the remainder of the fight. Gilbert nullified Thompson's aggression by pinning him along the fence to wait out the clock while connecting with occasional strikes.

The bout ended on the judge's scorecard, who awarded the fight to Gilbert Burns via unanimous decision.

UFC 264: Poirier v McGregor 3
Gilbert Burns vs. Stephen Thompson

*Last updated on May 7, 2023


Gilbert Burns has had six losses in the UFC so far. 

Gilbert Burns is currently ranked as the No.5 contender in the UFC welterweight division.

Gilbert Burns is known for his striking.

Last Modified May 24, 2023 10:54 IST