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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 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.

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Dana White reacts to Burns vs. Muhammad, confirms Belal is next for the winner of Colby Covington vs. Leon Edwards

Fernando Quiles - May 7, 2023

UFC President Dana White has given his reaction to the Belal Muhammad vs. Gilbert Burns fight. Muhammad and Burns shared the Octagon inside the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey on May 6. This welterweight tilt served as the co-main event and had title implications. Going into the fight, Burns told reporters that both he and Muhammad were guaranteed that the winner of this fight would receive a UFC Welterweight Championship opportunity after Leon Edwards vs. Colby Covington.

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Pros react after Belal Muhammad defeats Gilbert Burns at UFC 288: "That was a very poor bout"

Chris Taylor - May 6, 2023

Tonight’s UFC 288 was co-headlined by a highly anticipated welterweight fight featuring Gilbert Burns taking on Belal Muhammad. Burns (22-6 MMA) was making a quick turnaround this evening in Newark, having recently scoring a decision win over Jorge Masvidal at last month’s UFC 287 event. Prior to that defeating ‘Gamebred’, ‘Durinho’ was coming off a slick submission win over Neil Magny.

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Belal Muhammad vows to "break" Gilbert Burns at UFC 288 and secure a title shot: "There's no more hiding, the king is here"

Cole Shelton - May 5, 2023

Belal Muhammad is confident he will finish Gilbert Burns and secure a title shot at UFC 288. In the co-main event of the pay-per-view card from Newark, New Jersey, Muhammad and Burns stepped up on short notice and agreed to a five-round welterweight scrap. It’s a pivotal fight for the division as UFC president Dana White has already said the winner of this fight will face the winner of Leon Edwards vs. Colby Covington.

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UFC 288 | Pro fighters make their picks for Belal Muhammad vs. Gilbert Burns

Cole Shelton - May 4, 2023

In the co-main event of UFC 288, a five-round welterweight bout goes down on short notice as Belal Muhammad takes on Gilbert Burns. Heading into the scrap, Burns is a -132 favorite while ‘Remember The Name’ is a +104 underdog on FanDuel. Ahead of the fight at UFC 288, reached out to several pro fighters to get their predictions for the scrap. All seven pros asked are picking Burns to get the job done on short notice, and many think it will be by decision, even though it is five rounds and both took it on short notice.


Gilbert Burns explains why he accepted fight with Belal Muhammad despite being promised a title shot

Fernando Quiles - May 4, 2023

Number-five-ranked UFC welterweight Gilbert Burns has shared why he took a fight with Belal Muhammad despite being promised another crack at the 170-pound gold. Burns and Muhammad are set to collide in the co-main event of UFC 288. It’s a pivotal clash in the welterweight division. Both men believe the winner should be next in line for a UFC Welterweight Championship opportunity. While UFC President Dana White has insisted that Colby Covington is next in line to challenge Leon Edwards, perhaps an impressive showing from the winner of Burns vs. Muhammad could sway the UFC brass into reversing course.

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Gilbert Burns hopeful he can jump Colby Covington for UFC title shot with a win over Belal Muhammad: "Why not?"

Josh Evanoff - April 25, 2023

UFC welterweight contender Gilbert Burns is still hopeful that he’ll pass Colby Covington. ‘Durinho’ has been out of action since his clash with Jorge Masvidal in Miami last month. In the UFC 287  co-main event, the Brazilian scored a dominant win over ‘Gamebred’. The win was Burns’ second in a row, as he previously defeated Neil Magny in January by first-round submission.

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UFC fighters react after losing their verified status on Twitter: “Gettin knocked out and losing my blue check all in the same week”

Harry Kettle - April 21, 2023

A string of UFC fighters have reacted to losing their verified status on Twitter after the company took away legacy blue ticks. It’s safe to say that social media has become pretty important in combat sports. On the one hand, it can serve as a great way to build up a fight. On the other, it’s a way for fighters to build up their profile and really become ‘seen’ in the public eye.

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Gilbert Burns believes two fighters could lure Jorge Masvidal back out of retirement

Susan Cox - April 18, 2023

Gilbert Burns believes two fighters could lure Jorge Masvidal back out of retirement. It was earlier this month that Gilbert Burns (22-5 MMA) took on Jorge Masvidal (35-17 MMA) at the co-main welterweight event at UFC 287 in Miami, Florida.  The result was a unanimous decision win for ‘Durinho’.

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Gilbert Burns calls out Dustin Poirier for UFC 288, 'The Diamond' responds

Cole Shelton - April 17, 2023

Gilbert Burns is looking to face Dustin Poirier at UFC 288. After Charles Oliveira vs. Beneil Dariush was postponed, Dana White announced they would be making a new fight to serve as the co-main event of UFC 288. He also revealed the scrap would likely feature Gilbert Burns, and after that, ‘Durinho’ and Belal Muhammad began taking shots at each other on social media.

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Gilbert Burns and Belal Muhammad go back and forth over potential UFC 288 co-main event: "Guy cannot make weight?"

Josh Evanoff - April 17, 2023

UFC 288 might have a co-main event, but that’s still far from official. The card is slated for next month and will be headlined by Aljamain Sterling’s title defense against the returning Henry Cejudo. While the main event is still slated for May, last week, the event took a big hit. Charles Oliveira was originally slated to face Beneil Dariush in the co-main event, but ‘Do Bronx’ pulled out due to injury.

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Gilbert Burns issues apology to Jorge Masvidal following recent accusations: “I think I made a mistake”

Susan Cox - April 11, 2023

Gilbert Burns has issued an apology to Jorge Masvidal following recent accusations. It was just last Saturday, April 8th at UFC 287 that Gilbert Burns (22-5 MMA) defeated Jorge Masvidal (35-17 MMA) in a welterweight battle via unanimous decision.

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What's next for the stars of UFC 287?

Cole Shelton - April 10, 2023

The UFC finally returned to Miami, Florida on Saturday for UFC 287 which saw the middleweight title up for grabs. In the main event, Alex Pereira and Israel Adesanya were having their rematch in MMA while fighting for the fourth time in combat sports. The two fought back in November at UFC 281 with Pereira scoring a fifth-round comeback TKO win to become the new champ. It was also the third time he beat Adesanya in combat sports. The co-main event of UFC 287 saw Gilbert Burns take on Jorge Masvidal.

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Jorge Masvidal responds to Gilbert Burns' allegations that he was greasing at UFC 287: "Maybe he should blame his technique"

Cole Shelton - April 10, 2023

Jorge Masvidal says he wasn’t greased up at UFC 287 and would never cheat despite what Gilbert Burns said. In the co-main event of the pay-per-view card, Masvidal was looking to snap his three-fight losing skid as he took on Burns in a crucial fight. In the end, it was Burns who won a clear-cut decision but what made storylines was after the fight was the Brazilian accusing Masvidal of greasing.

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Gilbert Burns accuses Jorge Masvidal of greasing at UFC 287: "That’s an old dog, Miami trick with the lotion"

Chris Taylor - April 9, 2023

Gilbert Burns believes he would have secured another finish at UFC 287 if Jorge Masvidal wasn’t greased up. Burns (22-5 MMA) and Masvidal (35-17 MMA) squared off in the co-headliner of last night’s pay-per-view event in Miami, Florida.

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UFC 287 Results: Gilbert Burns defeats Jorge Masvidal (Highlights)

Chris Taylor - April 8, 2023

Tonight’s UFC 287 event is co-headlined by a highly anticipated welterweight bout featuring Gilbert Burns taking on Jorge Masvidal. Burns (21-5 MMA) most recently competed at January’s UFC 283 event, where he scored a first-round submission victory over Neil Magny. Prior to that, ‘Durinho’ was coming off a decision setback to Khamzat Chimaev in a fight of the night affair.

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UFC 287: ‘Pereira vs. Adesanya 2’ Live Results and Highlights

Chris Taylor - April 8, 2023

The Octagon returns to Miami for tonight’s UFC 287 event, a thirteen-bout fight card headlined by Alex Pereira vs. Israel Adesanya 2. Pereira (7-1 MMA) and Adesanya (23-2 MMA) last met at UFC 281 in November of 2022, with ‘Poatan’ defeating ‘The Last Stylebender‘ via fifth-round TKO to claim the promotion‘s middleweight title.