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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Gilbert Burns: A Brief Biography

UFC 258 Usman v Burns: Weigh-Ins
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Gilbert Burns is a well-known professional mixed martial artist who competes in the welterweight division. A professional mixed martial artist since 2012, Burns is a veteran of 28 fights and has been among the leading fighters among the UFC's welterweight fighters. He contested for the welterweight title in the promotion against the former champion Kamaru Usman at UFC 258. He couldn't go over the finish line and ended up losing the bout via a third-round TKO.


He is currently ranked No. 4 in the division's rankings and holds a record of 22 wins and 6 losses. Gilbert Burns will take on Jack Della Maddalena at UFC 299 on March 9, 2024, in his upcoming fight.


Player Name Personal Information


NameGilbert Alexander Pontes Burns
Age37
DOBJuly 20, 1986
NationalityBrazilian
Mother NameAgnes Bourn
Father nameWilliam Burnes
ProfessionProfessional Mixed Martial Artist
Net Worth$1.8 million (estimated)
Height5 ft. 10 inches
Weight170 lb.
Education -
Relationship StatusMarried


Early Life and Career


Gilburt Burns started his combat sports journey at age 12, when he started learning Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Burns won two 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-finals of the European Open, followed by winning the Brazilian National Championship 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. He 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 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. He is currently the No. 4 ranked contender in the welterweight division.


Gilbert Burns Personal Life


Gilbert Burns was born to parents William Burnes and Agnes Broun on August 20, 1986, in Niteroi, Rio de Janeiro in Brazil. He was supported strongly by his father who invested heavily on him when he started training for combat sports by fixing cars in exchange of training for Burns. Gilbert Burns also has a younger brother named Herbert Burns who is also a fighter in the UFC.


Gilbert Burns Wife


Gilbert Burns is married to Bruna Burns. She is a jiu-jitsu expert and is a recipient of a black belt herself. The couple met for the first time in a jiu-jitsu session as they both shared a fascination for it. After dating for a while they married on August 10, 2012.


Gilbert Burns Kids


Gilbert Burns and his wife Bruna Burns are parents to three kids together. The exact age of their children is not disclosed however, their eldest son is named Pedro Brenaiah Burns, their middle child is named Joshua Burns, and the name of their youngest kid is not yet disclosed to the public.


Gilbert Burns Social Media


Gilbert Burns uses multiple social media platforms to keep his fans and followers posted about his professional life. The links to his social media profiles can be accessed below:


Gilbert Burns Net Worth


YearNet Worth
2024$1.8 million (estimated)
2023$1.5 million (estimated)
2022$750,000 (estimated)


Gilbert Burns Endorsements


Gilbert Burns has multiple brand endorsements to his name. Burns has endorsement deals with brands like RVCA, Love Hemp, and Garden of Life.


Gilbert Burns MMA Record


Gilbert Burns has a professional record of 22 wins and 6 losses as a mixed martial artist as of March 2024.


28 matches22 wins6 losses
By knockout62
By submission90
By decision74


Gilbert Burns MMA Losses


Gilbert Burns has suffered six losses as of March 2024. His first loss came against Rashid Magomedov at UFC Fight Night: Belfort vs. Henderson 3. Burns encountered his second loss against Michel Prazeres at UFC Fight Night: Cyborg vs. Lansberg. Burns was outclassed for the third time by Dan Hooker at UFC 226.


Gilbert Burns contested for the UFC welterweight title against the former champion Kamaru Usman at UFC 258 and was defeated for the fourth time in his professional career. His fifth loss resulted in a bout against Khamzat Chimaev at UFC 273. Gilbert Burns was defeated for the sixth time by Belal Muhammad at UFC 288.


FAQs on Gilbert Burns

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

Gilbert Burns is currently ranked as the No.4 contender in the UFC welterweight division.

Gilbert Burns is known for his striking.

A. He has an estimated net worth of $1.8 millions as of March 2024.

A. He is scheduled to face Jack Della Maddalena at UFC 299.

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