Tyron Woodley And Gilbert Burns Seemingly Confirm Clash On May 23rd UFC Card

Published 05/02/2020, 7:45 AM EDT

UFC has announced events for May 9, 13, and 16 which will emanate from Vystar Veterans Memorial Arena. Dana White told ESPN’s Brett Okamoto that the company was looking at May 23rd for another event too. However, he didn’t provide a hint as to who could be on the card, nor did he reveal the venue. However, ESPN’s Ariel Helwani confirmed one of the matches on the card which will include Tyron Woodley. 

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Tyron Woodley set to fight Gilbert Burns at UFC May 23

Helwani revealed he spoke to ‘The Chosen One.’ Here he learned that the Welterweight fighter is leaning towards accepting the main event fight against Gilbert Burns. ‘The Chosen One’ retweeted this.

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In addition to taking a shot at ‘Chaos’ he also poked the Welterweight champion, Kamaru Usman. 

“Sad how terrified, Colby Covington is of me and thinks he deserves a rematch after he got stopped. We in the same boat. I understand why my mentees Kamaru Usman and Colby Covington don’t want fight me with a clear head. I wouldn’t want to fight me Rn either.” 

‘Durinho’ also confirmed the fight on his Twitter account.

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However, the most important indicator was from Dana White who told ESPN that they were looking for a fight for ‘The Chosen One’ to headline the May 23 fight card. 

‘The Chosen One’ will make his first foray into the Octagon since UFC 235 where he dropped the Welterweight Championship to ‘The Nigerian Nightmare.’

The Brazilian fighter has 4 wins from 4 fights since last April and is on a 5 fight win streak. He would also have the upper hand as he has the experience of fighting in an empty arena. He beat Demian Maia via first-round TKO at UFC Fight Night: Lee vs Oliviera on 14th March. 

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Also will ‘The Chosen One’ be able to overcome ‘Durinho?’ And who else will be the event on May 23rd? We know Daniel Cormier won’t be there in any capacity as he will be serving a 2-week quarantine for attending UFC 249.

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Reubyn Coutinho is a Combat Sports editor at EssentiallySports with over 2 years of journalistic experience. Having earned his bachelor's degree in Mass Media with a specialization in Journalism from Xavier's College, Reubyn has interned with the sports desks at DNA and Times Now before joining EssentiallySports to further his passion for sports content. Reubyn has interviewed former UFC champions like 'Mighty Mouse' Demetrious Johnson and Miesha Tate.

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