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Vicente Luque Unwilling To Face Gilbert Burns Even If Title Is Involved

#6-ranked welterweight Vicente Luque is breaking into the top of the division but admits there are other fights for him and Gilbert Burns, even if world titles are involved. Over the years, the hard-hitting Brazilians have become close friends, and Vicente Luque has no interest in fighting friends and family....

Gilbert Burns & Stephen Thompson Agree To Fight At UFC 264

Stephen Thompson will get his wish of facing a top-5 opponent when he takes on the #2-ranked Gilbert "Durinho" Burns. Ever since Stephen Thompson defeated Geoff Neal last December, he began lobbying hard for an opponent ranked in the top-5 of the welterweight division. He was even reduced to...

Colby Covington Blasts Stephen “Wonderboy” Thompson & Gilbert Burns

Colby Covington doesn't appear to be interested in fighting Stephen Thompson or Gilbert Burns. Covington, who has not fought since he TKO'd Tyron Woodley in the fifth round, has been holding out for a title shot. Yet, with Kamaru Usman set to rematch Jorge Masvidal at UFC 261, many pundits...

Matchmaking The Top Of UFC’s Welterweight Division After UFC Vegas 21

In the main event of UFC Vegas 21, Leon Edwards was making his return against Belal Muhammad. The hope was the fight would add some clarity to the top of the crowded welterweight division, but that is far from the case. Early on in the fight, Edwards was having a...

Gilbert Burns Details Recent Run-In With Kamaru Usman At Sanford MMA

UFC welterweight champion Kamaru Usman paid a visit to his old stomping grounds of Sanford MMA last week, and among the familiar faces he bumped into was UFC 258 opponent Gilbert “Durinho” Burns. Kamaru Usman has had to control his emotions before in the past when competing inside the Octagon....

Burns: Masvidal Shouldn’t Use Six Days’ Notice Excuse Or Get Title Shot

Gilbert Burns does not believe Jorge Masvidal should be in the title picture and that the six days' notice he had prior to UFC 251 is irrelevant.  Reports of a potential rematch between Kamaru Usman and Jorge Masvidal have remained strong after Usman’s post-fight callout of Masvidal at UFC 258....

Gilbert Burns Continues To Call Out Covington For #1-Contender Fight

Gilbert Burns wants Colby Covington next and is continuing to push for the fight. After Gilbert Burns suffered a third-round TKO loss to Kamaru Usman for the welterweight title, he set his sights on Covington. He made it clear it was a fight that makes sense and he know has...

Burns Names Two Opponents That Would Get Him Back To A Title Fight

Gilbert Burns is looking to fight his way back to a title shot and believes there are two opponents that make sense for his him. After Gilbert Burns suffered a third-round TKO loss to Kamaru Usman at UFC 258, he made it clear he was looking to fight for the...

Gilbert Burns Looks To Draw Inspiration From Robbie Lawler After Loss

Gilbert Burns’ quest to become UFC welterweight champion is only just beginning. At UFC 258, Gilbert Burns had the opportunity of a lifetime and the one that he has been working towards for his entire career: a chance to become a UFC champion. With a win over Kamaru Usman yesterday,...

Gilbert Burns Says He Got ‘Overexcited’ After Rocking Kamaru Usman

Gilbert Burns knows he had a chance of becoming the new UFC welterweight champion. Early on in the fight, Burns landed a hard shot that dropped Usman. Burns then flurried him with several other hard shots that connected but he couldn't put him away. After that flurry and the round, it...

7 Takeaways from UFC 258 Usman vs. Burns

UFC 258 featured a welterweight main event between two men that knew each other well in Kamaru Usman and Gilbert Burns. Usman walked away the victor but it was not after feeling some of the power that got Burns to the title shot in the first place.  There was a...

Fighters React To Kamaru Usman vs. Gilbert Burns At UFC 258

Kamaru Usman vs. Gilbert Burns brought an interesting dynamic in their fight.  The showdown served as the main event of the UFC 258 event on Saturday night (, 2020) from Las Vegas, Nevada at the UFC Apex facility. As seen in the fight, Burns stunned him within 30 seconds in the...

UFC 258 Highlights: Kamaru Usman Smashes Gilbert Burns

Kamaru Usman vs. Gilbert Burns exceeded expectations.  The two fighters met in a welterweight title bout on Saturday night (February 13, 2021) at the UFC 258 pay-per-view event from Las Vegas, Nevada at the UFC Apex facility. It was a chaotic start as Burns stunned him within 30 seconds in the...

Gilbert Burns Is Beyond Motivated To Make History At UFC 258

Gilbert Burns will enter the Octagon tonight as a man determined to make history. Progress. Fighters like Amanda Nunes, Anderson Silva, José Aldo, Fabricio Werdum, Jéssica Andrade, and many others have progressed much more than just their individual names but that of Brazil. In fact, from the strawweight division all...

Burns Says Usman Knows He Can Submit Him, Usman Issues Response

Gilbert Burns and Kamaru Usman are both aware that Burns can submit Usman at UFC 258, but only one of them believes this information is relevant. Gilbert Burns is a world champion and second-degree black belt Brazilian jiu-jitsu practitioner. As such, there is no question that he can submit any...