Gilbert Burns News
Gilbert Burns goes after Ben Askren, "Funky" issues amusing response
Harry Kettle - October 18, 2019
Gilbert Burns reacts to win against Gunnar Nelson at UFC Copenhagen
Natasha Hooper - September 28, 2019
Brazilian standout Gilbert Burns squared off with Gunnar Nelson in a welterweight bout earlier today at UFC Fight Night Copenhagen. Burns accepted the opportunity to fight Nelson on just two-weeks notice. Gunnar Nelson’s original opponent, Thiago Alves had to withdraw leaving the position open for Gilbert to fill. As a three-time BJJ champion, Gilbert Burns wanted the opportunity to challenge the ground game of Gunnar Nelson and put his grappling skills on full display.
Pros react to Gilbert Burns defeating Gunnar Nelson at UFC Copenhagen
Chris Taylor - September 28, 2019
A welterweight bout featuring Gilbert Burns taking on Gunnar Nelson co-headlined today’s UFC Copenhagen event in Denmark. Gunnar Nelson (17-4-1 MMA) entered tonight’s event looking to rebound, this after dropping a split-decision to Leon Edwards in his most recent Octagon appearance at March’s UFC London event.
UFC Copenhagen Results: Gilbert Burns defeats Gunnar Nelson (Highlights)
Chris Taylor - September 28, 2019
A welterweight bout featuring Gilbert Burns taking on Gunnar Nelson co-headlines today’s UFC Copenhagen event in Denmark. Gunnar Nelson (17-4-1 MMA) will enter tonight’s event looking to rebound, this after dropping a split-decision to Leon Edwards in his most recent Octagon appearance at March’s UFC London event.
UFC Copenhagen | Gilbert Burns believes Gunnar Nelson is the biggest fight of his career
Cole Shelton - September 25, 2019
Gilbert Burns is once again taking a welterweight short notice fight. Back in August, the Brazilian stepped up and took on Alexey Kunchenko and handed him his first loss. Now, on Saturday, at UFC Copenhagen, Burns will take on Gunnar Nelson having had just a week and a half to prepare.
Gilbert Burns names multiple top lightweights who turned him down
Cole Shelton - May 30, 2019
Gilbert Burns is looking to get into the top-15 of the UFC lightweight division, but that has been easier said than done. The Brazilian is riding a two-fight winning streak with wins over Olivier Aubin-Mercier and Mike Davis. However, the 32-year-old says many ranked fighters have simply turned down the contract to fight him. Burns wanted to fight Alexander Hernandez, Gregor Gillespie, and Charles Oliveira — among others. Unfortunately, he’s had no luck finding a willing dance partner.
BJPENN.COM Radio Ep. 116 // Colby Covington | Gilbert Burns | Lance Palmer | Angela Magana | Jeremy Kennedy | Juan Adams | Bobby Moffett
Jason Kindschy - May 22, 2019
Colby Covington is back to bring some ‘Chaos’ and discuss a plethora of topics. He’ll give us the latest developments on the inevitable showdown against Kamaru Usman and detail why he believes Kamaru is taking a page out of Tyron Woodley’s playbook. We’ll also hear Colby’s thoughts on some big upcoming fights at welterweight, what conditions he would fight longtime teammate Jorge Masvidal, and Covington issues a challenge to Mike Perry. Plus, a side of Colby you’ve never heard as he discusses his upbringing and clears the air of some common misconceptions.
UFC 226 Results: Dan Hooker KO's Gilbert Burns (VIDEO)
Chris Taylor - July 7, 2018
A lightweight scrap between Dan Hooker and Gilbert Burns served as the featured bout of tonight’s UFC 226 Fight Pass prelims. Dan Hooker (17-7 MMA) entered tonight’s bout on a three fight win streak, his latest being a brutal first-round knockout victory over Jim Miller this past April.
Dan Hooker vs. Gilbert Burns added to stacked UFC 226 bill
Tom Taylor - May 20, 2018
UFC 226, which already stands out as the most stacked card of the year thus far, keeps getting better. The latest dynamite booking to be added to the lineup is a lightweight scrap pitting New Zealand’s Dan Hooker against Brazil’s Gilbert Burns. This bout was first reported by Stuff.
BJPENN.COM Radio Ep. 79 // Elias Theodorou | Rafael Lovato Jr | Dominick Reyes | Gilbert Burns | Volkan Oezdemir | Colby Covington
Jason Kindschy - May 3, 2018
VIDEO | Gilbert Burns scores a brutal knockout victory over Dan Moret
Chris Taylor - April 14, 2018
VIDEO | Gilbert Burns scores a brutal knockout victory over Dan Moret UFC lightweight Gilbert Burns electrified the crowd in Glendale, Arizona this afternoon by scoring a highlight reel second-round knockout victory over Dan Moret.
Gilbert Burns pulled from UFC Orlando bill amid weight cut concerns
Tom Taylor - February 21, 2018
The UFC’s return to Orlando, which will see the Octagon touch down in the Amway Center this Saturday night, has been rocked by a last-minute fight cancellation, as Brazil’s Gilbert Burns has been pulled from his lightweight bout with Canada’s Olivier Aubin-Mercier. Burns was pulled from this contest amid concerns that he could safely cut the remaining pounds required to make the lightweight division’s 156-pound cap. This news was first reported by FloCombat, and later confirmed by MMAJunkie, who acquired a statement on the issue from the UFC.
BJPENN.COM Radio Ep. 32 // Gilbert Burns | Jorge Masvidal
bjpenndotcom - May 10, 2017
BJPENN.COM Radio is live at 8PM ET/5PM PT with Gilbert Burns and Jorge Masvidal! 8:15PM ET- Kicking off tonights show is multiple-time BJJ champion and UFC lightweight, Gilbert Burns. We catch up with Combat Club’s BJJ coach and preview his upcoming match against John Combs at SUG 4 this Sunday. You’ll hear an update on the injury that forced Burns out of competition against Paul Felder at UFC 208 and the timetable he’s anticipating until his return to MMA. From coaching at one of the best gyms in the country, to competing in sub-only tournaments andclimbing the ranks in arguably the UFC’s toughest division, we cover it all with “Durinho.”