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Gilbert Burns issues statement on UFC 299 KO loss: "Made a bad decision and paid for it"

Cole Shelton - March 12, 2024

Gilbert Burns has issued a statement following his UFC 299 third-round knockout loss to Jack Della Maddalena. Burns was taking on the up-and-comer in his first fight since losing a decision to Belal Muhammad last May. The Brazilian had success early on as he was able to land some good strikes, but controlled Della Maddalena.

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Jack Della Maddalena

UFC 299 Results: Jack Della Maddalena stops Gilbert Burns (Video)

Chris Taylor - March 9, 2024

We have you covered for all of tonight’s UFC 299 results, including the welterweight bout between Gilbert Burns and Jack Della Maddalena. Burns (22-7 MMA) will be looking to rebound after suffering a lopsided unanimous decision loss to Belal Muhammad at UFC 288 in May of last year. Prior to that setback, ‘Durinho’ was coming off back-to-back wins over Jorge Masvidal and Neil Magny respectively.

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Gilbert Burns

UFC 299 | Pro fighters make their picks for Gilbert Burns vs. Jack Della Maddalena

Cole Shelton - March 7, 2024

On the main card of UFC 299 on Saturday, a welterweight bout goes down as Gilbert Burns takes on Jack Della Maddalena. Heading into the fight, Burns is a +136 underdog while the Aussie is a -174 favorite on FanDuel. Ahead of the scrap, reached out to several pro fighters to make their picks for the welterweight contest. The pros are going with the underdog in Gilbert Burns to beat Jack Della Maddalena at UFC 299 as they believe it is too much of a step up in competition for the Aussie.

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Gilbert Burns

Gilbert Burns walks back on comments about Belal Muhammad not deserving a UFC title shot: “I don’t like the guy very much”

Harry Kettle - March 5, 2024

Gilbert Burns has gone back on his remarks about Belal Muhammad not deserving a UFC title shot. For the longest time now, Gilbert Burns has been a big fan favorite in the UFC. He may not always be the most successful, but he’s certainly one of the most entertaining fighters in the welterweight division. This weekend at UFC 299, he’ll attempt to make a real statement when he locks horns with Jack Della Maddalena.

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Gilbert Burns

Gilbert Burns isn't sold on Colby Covington's post-UFC 296 injury claims: "He was going everywhere here"

Fernando Quiles - February 8, 2024

Gilbert Burns has called Colby Covington’s foot injury into question. Covington was widely panned for his performance against Leon Edwards in the main event of UFC 296 in late 2023. “Chaos” didn’t have the forward pressure that he’s been known for throughout his pro MMA career. Many, including UFC CEO Dana White, wondered if being largely inactive prior to the welterweight title fight cost Covington an undisputed UFC championship.

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Gilbert Burns comes to the defense of former training partner Paddy Pimblett: “He’s a legit fighter”

Susan Cox - January 4, 2024

Gilbert Burns is coming to the defense of former training partner Paddy Pimblett. Paddy Pimblett (21-3 MMA) is hot off a unanimous decision victory over Tony Ferguson (25-10 MMA) this past December at UFC 296.

Gilbert Burns, Sean Strickland and Dricus du Plessis
Gilbert Burns

Gilbert Burns shares his side of Sean Strickland and Dricus du Plessis' melee: "It was a draw!"

Josh Evanoff - December 29, 2023

UFC welterweight contender Gilbert Burns had a front-row seat for Sean Strickland vs. Dricus du Plessis. Earlier this month at UFC 296, ‘Tarzan’ and ‘Stillknocks’ famously got into a brawl. It wasn’t terribly surprising, given their heated press conference earlier in the week. In the post-fight press conference, Dana White took the blame for the incident and explained that he shouldn’t have sat the middleweights so close.

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Gilbert Burns

Leon Edwards' coach explains why he prefers Gilbert Burns getting the next title shot instead of Belal Muhammad

Cole Shelton - December 20, 2023

Dave Lovell the head coach of Leon Edwards is hoping Gilbert Burns will get the next welterweight title shot. In the main event of UFC 296, Edwwards defended his welterweight title for the second time with a lopsided decision win over Colby Covington. After the fight, many expected that Belal Muhammad would get the next title shot, but at the post-fight press conference, Edwards shut that down, saying he didn’t think Muhammad deserved it.

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Eddie Alvarez

Text messages emerge showing Dana White and Lorenzo Fertitta celebrating “cut throat” negotiations with Eddie Alvarez and Gilbert Melendez

Harry Kettle - December 8, 2023

A string of released text messages have shown Dana White and Lorenzo Fertitta celebrating the “cut throat” nature of their business dealings. The ongoing antitrust lawsuit is something to keep a real eye on heading into 2024. While business is booming for the Ultimate Fighting Championship, this class action could hit them hard – and we don’t say that lightly. The potential damages could enter the billions if they lose in court, with the main claim being that they purposefully bought out competitors while driving down fighter pay.

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Gilbert Burns

Gilbert Burns still thinks Leon Edwards defeats Colby Covington at UFC 296: "I think he’s going to get it done"

Fernando Quiles - December 6, 2023

Gilbert Burns remains firm in his prediction that Leon Edwards will defeat Colby Covington at UFC 296. Covington will challenge Edwards for the UFC Welterweight Championship on December 16. It’ll be the UFC’s final event of 2023, and a live feed will air on ESPN+ PPV in the United States. Also featured on the card will be a flyweight title fight between champion Alexandre Pantoja and Brandon Royval.

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Gilbert Burns

Gilbert Burns zeroes in on Colby Covington as ideal 2024 comeback opponent: "Ready to go"

Josh Evanoff - November 30, 2023

UFC welterweight contender Gilbert Burns wants Colby Covington early next year. ‘Durinho’ has been out of the cage since a short-notice bout with Belal Muhammad in May. There, Gilbert Burns suffered a lopsided unanimous decision defeat. In the welterweight title eliminator, he also suffered multiple muscle tears in his shoulder.

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Gilbert Burns

Gilbert Burns believes he'd "destroy" Belal Muhammad in a potential rematch if he's healthy

Cole Shelton - November 28, 2023

Gilbert Burns has full confidence he would beat Belal Muhammad in a potential rematch. Burns and Muhammad fought back in May on short notice, and it was Muhammad who won a five-round decision. However, in the fight, Burns suffered a shoulder injury which has still kept him out of the Octagon, and the Brazilian believes that injury played a key role in why he lost the fight.

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Khamzat Chimaev

Gilbert Burns believes Paulo Costa could prove to be “a long night” for Khamzat Chimaev

Susan Cox - August 29, 2023

Gilbert Burns believes Paulo Costa could prove to be ‘a long night’ for Khamzat Chimaev. UFC 294 will feature a battle between Paulo Costa (14-2 MMA) and the undefeated Khamzat Chimaev (12-0 MMA) on Saturday, October 21st at the Etihad Arena in Yas Island, Abu Dhabi.

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Ali Abdelaziz slams Conor McGregor for mocking “overrated” Gilbert Burns

Harry Kettle - May 16, 2023

MMA manager Ali Abdelaziz has lashed out at Conor McGregor for mocking Gilbert Burns in a recent Twitter exchange. It’s no secret that Ali Abdelaziz and Conor McGregor don’t like one another. They’ve had a long-running feud for years now, dating back to Conor’s showdown with Khabib Nurmagomedov in 2018.

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Gilbert Burns

Gilbert Burns reveals the extent of the shoulder injury he suffered in UFC 288 loss to Belal Muhammad: “I thought about quitting many times”

Harry Kettle - May 11, 2023

Gilbert Burns has revealed the extent of the shoulder injury that he suffered at UFC 288 during his loss to Belal Muhammad. Throughout the course of their co-main event over the weekend, it became clear that something was wrong with Gilbert Burns. He didn’t appear to be moving as he usually does and his body language, especially between rounds, was questionable.

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Gilbert Burns

Belal Muhammad reveals ankle injury heading into UFC 288 win over Gilbert Burns: "I had to push through it"

Josh Evanoff - May 9, 2023

UFC welterweight contender Belal Muhammad had to fight through an injury on Saturday night. ‘Remember the Name’ made his return to the octagon in the co-main event of UFC 288 over the weekend. There, Muhammad faced former welterweight title challenger, Gilbert Burns. ‘Durinho’ entered the contest off lopsided victories over Jorge Masvidal and Neil Magny in the first half of 2023.

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Belal Muhammad

What's next for the stars of UFC 288?

Cole Shelton - May 8, 2023

The UFC returned to Newark, New Jersey on Saturday for UFC 288 which saw the men’s bantamweight title on the line. In the main event, Aljamain Sterling was looking to defend his bantamweight title for the third consecutive time as he was taking on the former flyweight and bantamweight champion, Henry Cejudo. The co-main event was a five-round welterweight scrap between Belal Muhammad and Gilbert Burns.

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Gilbert Burns

Gilbert Burns reacts following loss to Belal Muhammad at UFC 288: “Stop the hate and start to appreciate“

Fernando Quiles - May 7, 2023

Gilbert Burns is gracious in defeat and injury. Burns was in action this past Saturday night (May 6) for a welterweight showdown against Belal Muhammad. The action emanated from the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey. It was quite clear that Burns was bothered by a left shoulder injury, which allowed Muhammad to pick him apart on the feet en route to a unanimous decision victory.