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

By 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.

Gilbert Burns, Jack Della Maddalena

Ahead of the scrap, BJPENN.com 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.

BJPENN.com Fighter Picks Gilbert Burns vs Jack Della Maddalena:

Max Griffin, UFC welterweight: I think Gilbert Burns will out-grapple him for 15 minutes.

Dan Ige, UFC featherweight: Burns by decision.

Davey Grant, UFC bantamweight: I think Gilbert Burns will be too much for him with his grappling.

Billy Quarantillo, UFC featherweight: That is a good fight. I like both guys, I’m going to go with Burns in this one. I just think Jack is a little unproven and Gilbert has been in there with everyone.

Kurt Holobaugh, UFC lightweight: I think Gilbert Burns is still that top guy. Della Maddalena is good, I just don’t think it’s his time now.

Bryan Battle, UFC welterweight: If I’m picking one, I’m picking Burns. I think he can out-grapple Della Maddalena here, and I think it could look similar to the Stephen Thompson fight.

Julian Erosa, UFC featherweight: It’s a good step up in competition for Della Maddalena but Burns is a tough out for anyone. I’m going with Burns.

Steven Peterson, former UFC featherweight: I’m going with Jack, I think he keeps it standing and is the much better striker.


Fighters picking Gilbert Burns: Max Griffin, Dan Ige, Davey Grant, Billy Quarantillo, Kurt Holobaugh, Bryan Battle, Julian Erosa

Fighters picking Jack Della Maddalena: Steven Peterson

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