Twitter Reacts as Gilbert Burns Dominates Stephen Thompson at UFC 264

Published 07/11/2021, 12:49 AM EDT


Stephen Thompson and Gilbert Burns fought in the co-main at UFC 264 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas where Gilbert Burns grabbed victory against ‘Wonderboy’ via unanimous decision after three rounds.

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Twitter went crazy about it!

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Clearly, Stephen was the fan-favorite going into this fight and the result of the contest reflected the displeasure from the crowd. After Burns won the fight, the crowd profusely booed him. Later on, ‘Durinho’ challenged several other fighters stating “anyone can get this.”

Gilbert Burns destroys Stephen Thompson at UFC 264

At the beginning of the first round, both men stood in a much more orthodox stance. Gilbert applied a much more boxing-centric approach in his movements and stance. Both the athletes maintained some distance before they engaged. ‘Wonderboy’ could not deal much damage throughout the first round to his opponent. However, towards the end of the round, Thompson broke free and clipped Burns with a hook.

Thompson got some head kicks in play, but they didn’t seem to affect Burns.

Heading into the second round, Gilbert was more confident. He landed a good low kick and then switched into a double-leg takedown towards the end of the second round. Thompson was once again up against the fence and Burns landed some left hands in a short time.

In the closing seconds of round 3, Thompson was trapped at the corner of the fence. Burns landed some fierce punches, but several of them were to the back of the head. However, the referee ignored them as there were mere seconds left for the final bell.

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Gilbert Burns won the match with a unanimous decision in round 3.

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Prithvi Mishra

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Prithvi Mishra is a WWE and AEW author for EssentiallySports. Having started his career as a UFC writer, Prithvi has nearly 2 years worth of experience in covering combat sports. Eventually, Prithvi decided to write for his passion and first love- pro wrestling.

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