Gilbert Burns is one of the best fighters in the UFC’s welterweight division. ‘The Durinho’ made his UFC debut in the year 2014. As of 2021, he is #1 in the UFC welterweight rankings.
The Brazilian also took part in the Crown Fighting Championship and CPMMAF – Champion Fights.
Burns got his big debut into the UFC on the back of a 7-0 run, and he was up against Andreas Stahl in his very first fight. He started with a bang and won the bout via a unanimous decision.
Another interesting fight of his career was his bout against Demian Maia. ‘Durinho’ won via TKO and received the Performance of the Night bonus.
Burns’s last fight was against Tyron Woodley at UFC Fight Night: Woodley vs Burns. The Brazilian dominated the fight and ended proceedings via unanimous decision.
He is expected to face Kamaru Usman for the UFC welterweight championship. This big fight is scheduled to take place on February 13, 2021, at UFC 258.
He holds a record of 12-3 in his UFC career.
‘The Durinho’ has always been physically talented. Fans consider him to be one of the top welterweight contenders of all time. In addition to his grappling, Burns showed an early preference for kicking.
This combination of kicking on the outside and bridging the gap with shots into the clinch would carry him throughout his early UFC career. Recently, he has displayed his striking and has molded himself into an all-round fighter.
The Brazilian MMA fighter’s achievement list is way too long. He is the top-ranked UFC welterweight and has an admirable 19-3 professional record.
‘The Durinho’ is also a 2nd-degree black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. He has received four Performance of the Night awards in UFC.
Burns who has competed in 15 UFC fights has earned a massive $ 1,167,200 as per The Sports Daily. His highest purse came in his fight against ‘The Chosen One’ in 2020. ‘Durinho’ earned a massive $228,000 from the bout.
|Residence||Niteroi, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil|
|Weight/Division||170.5 lbs (welterweight)|
|Active Win Streak||6|
|Wife Name||Burna Burns|
|Kids||Pedro and Josh|
|Parents||Herbert and Tania|
|Brother||Frederick, Herbert Jr|