Pros react after Gilbert Burns defeats Jorge Masvidal at UFC 287

By Chris Taylor - April 8, 2023

Tonight’s UFC 287 event was co-headlined by a highly anticipated welterweight bout featuring Gilbert Burns taking on Jorge Masvidal.

Gilbert Burns, Jorge Masvidal, UFC 287

Burns (22-5 MMA) had most previously competed at January’s UFC 283 event, where he scored a first-round submission victory over Neil Magny. Prior to that win, ‘Durinho’ was coming off a decision setback to Khamzat Chimaev in a fight of the night affair.

Meanwhile, Jorge Masvidal (35-17 MMA) was returning to action for the first time since suffering a lopsided decision defeat to Colby Covington. ‘Gamebred’ was hoping to snap a three-fight losing skid in front of a hometown crowd this evening.

Tonight’s UFC 287 co-main event resulted in a solid back and forth affair. The opening round was a closely contested battle, but Gilbert Burns clearly got the better of Jorge Masvidal in round two. After a strong opening to round three, ‘Gamebred’ got caught with multiple big right hands from ‘Durinho’. Burns would add a late takedown to solidify the win.

Official UFC 287 Result: Gilbert Burns vs. Jorge Masvidal by unanimous decision (30-27 x2, 29-28)

Check out how the pros reaction to ‘Burns vs. Masvidal’ below:

Post-fight reactions to Gilbert Burns defeating Jorge Masvidal at UFC 287:

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