Gilbert Burns

Gilbert Burns 2022: Record, Net Worth, Salary, and Endorsements

Brazilian mixed martial artist Gilbert Burns is a former UFC welterweight title contender and one of the best fighters in the UFC welterweight division.

'Durinho' made his UFC debut in the year 2014. Currently, he is #2 in the UFC welterweight rankings.

The Brazilian took part in multiple organizations before making his UFC debut. For his first seven pro fights, 'Durinho' had to fight in 7 different promotions. These were Crown Fighting Championship, CPMMAF - Champion Fights, Ichigeki - Fight Night, WOCS - Watchout Combat Show 20, MSA 3 - Mixed Submission, and Strike Arts 3, CEF - Coliseu Extreme Fight 8, FTF 7 - Face to Face 7.

Gilbert Burns: Career Highlights

Gilbert Burns made his UFC debut, courtesy of a 7-0 run in the regional scene. The UFC matched him against Andreas Stahl, an undefeated fighter with a 9-0 record. 'Durinho' remained undefeated and won the welterweight division fight via unanimous decision.

In his next two bouts, Burns dropped to 155 lbs, won the fights by impressive armbars, and got rewarded a 'Performance of the Night' bonus. After this, Burns went 3-3 in his next six bouts. Though he bounced back from a devastating knockout loss in the lightweight division to Dan Hooker, he moved back to 170 lbs, where he was still undefeated.

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - FEBRUARY 13: Gilbert Burns of Brazil prepares to fight Kamaru Usman of Nigeria in their UFC welterweight championship fight during the UFC 258 event at UFC APEX on February 13, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC)

The move did wonders for the Brazilian fighter as he eventually fought for the welterweight gold and currently sits among the top fighters in the welterweight division.

The pivotal matchup of Burns' career was his bout against Demian Maia. 'Durinho' won via TKO and received the 'Performance of the Night' bonus.

For his bout against Tyron Woodley at UFC Fight Night: Woodley vs Burns, the Brazilian received a 'Performance of the Night' bonus after he dominated the entire fight (Gilbert Burns vs Tyron Woodley) against the former UFC welterweight champion.

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - MAY 30: Gilbert Burns of Brazil reacts after his victory over Tyron Woodley in their welterweight fight during the UFC Fight Night event at UFC APEX on May 30, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC)

Burns fought Kamaru Usman for the UFC welterweight championship at UFC 258: Kamaru Usman vs Gilbert Burns and lost via TKO in the third round. However, he gained the winning momentum by winning his next bout against Stephen Thompson at UFC 264 on 10 July 2021.

After UFC 264, Gilbert Burns' UFC record improved to 12-4 after his last fight (Gilbert Burns vs Stephen Thompson).

Gilbert Burns' next fight will be against the UFC sensation #3 Khamzat Chimaev, 10-0, at UFC 273 PPV on April 09 in VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena (Jacksonville, Florida, United States); Khamzat Chimaev vs Gilbert Burns will be a three-round bout.

What is Gilbert Burns' history and background?

Burns is a phenomenal grappler, with a Brazilian Jiujitsu black belt under Rafael Fofitio, 'Durinho' is a massive threat on the ground, both on top and from the back.

Coming from the grappling world, 'Durinho' presents submission threats. However, as he has power in both hands and is relatively fast for the division, he can hang with any style of fighter in the welterweight division.

During his initial run, he faced some adversaries at lightweight. However, since moving up to welterweight, Burns has become a high-volume fighter, who always puts his opposition on the back foot and constantly works from the clinch or in the pocket.

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - MAY 30: (R-L) Tyron Woodley punches Gilbert Burns of Brazil in their welterweight fight during the UFC Fight Night event at UFC APEX on May 30, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC)

With his speed, he is always just out of range of opponents' shots. Despite that, an opponent with a good, sharp jab or a good hook can give Burns problems as he moves in the pocket with his hands low at times.

The inclusion of kicking from the outside and bridging the gap with shots into the clinch has been a formula of success for 'Durinho'. Recently, he has displayed sharp striking skills and has molded himself into a complete fighter with a dangerous ground game, power, speed on the feet, and a good gas tank.

Gilbert Burns' UFC record stands at 13-4 and he has a 20-4 professional record. The exciting welterweight has received four Performance of the Night awards in UFC.

'Durinho', a 2nd-degree black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, has an illustrious career in the grappling world before coming to MMA.

Gilbert Burns' BJJ records are astonishing. Per BJJ heroes, he has won IBJJF World Championship (No-Gi and regular in 2010 and 2011 resp.). Also, he won the UAEJJF Abu Dhabi World Pro and CBJJ Brazilian Nationals in 2010. In 2009, he took third place in IBJJF European Open.

What is Gilbert Burns' Net Worth?

Burns, who has competed in 17 UFC fights, has earned a massive $1,823,200 as per The Sports Daily. His highest purse came in his fight against Kamaru Usman in 2021.

'Durinho' earned a massive $380,000 from the bout. Burns' second-highest paycheck came for his fight against Stephen 'Wonderboy' Thompson, where he earned a whopping $276,000. Also, for his bout against Tyron Woodley in 2020, he earned a large sum of $228,000.

Gilbert Burns: Endorsement 2022

Since Gilbert Burns is a big name in the UFC, many brands associate their name with the star welterweight fighter. Brands like RVCA, Love Hemp, Garden of Life.

Gilbert Burns': Foundation and Charity

Not much is known about Gilbert Burns' charities and foundations. However, Burns like to help change people's life by sharing his jiujitsu knowledge with them.

Gilbert Burns: Personal Life

Gilbert Burns is a family man. Bruna Burns is Gilbert Burns' wife. The couple has two lovely kids - Pedro and Joshua.

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  • Kamaru Usman and Gilbert Burns were close teammates.

  • Kamaru Usman vs Gilbert Burns' full fight lasted for under three rounds.

  • After the devastating loss to Kamaru Usman, Gilbert Burns, who cried inside the Octagon, showed how much the UFC belt meant to him.

  • Gilbert Burns and Craig Jones competed in a grappling match at Submission Underground 10. Craig Jones tapped Gilbert Burns via a heel hook.

How to contact Gilbert Burns?

Gilbert Burns Instagram, Gilbert Burns Twitter, Gilbert Burns Facebook


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ResidenceNiteroi, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Height5' 10"
Leg Reach40"
Weight/Division170 lbs/welterweight
 MMA Record20-4-0
Active Win Streak1
Net Worth NA
 Endorsements RVCP, Love Hemp, Garden of Life
 Marital Status Married
 Wife Name Bruna Burns
 Kids Pedro and Joshua
 Parents Herbert and Tania
 Brother Frederick, Herbert Jr