Gilbert Burns (fighter)
|Born||Gilbert Alexander Burns
July 20, 1986
Niterói, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
|Residence||Boca Raton, Florida, United States|
|Height||5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)|
|Weight||170 lb (77 kg; 12 st 2 lb)|
|Reach||71.0 in (180 cm)|
|Fighting out of||Delray Beach, Florida, United States|
|Team||Jaco Hybrid Training Center (Blackzilians)|
|Rank||Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu2nd degree black belt in|
|Mixed martial arts record|
|Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog|
|Competitor for Brazil|
|World Jiu-Jitsu Championship|
|Silver||2009 California, USA||-76kg|
|Gold||2011 California, USA||-76kg|
|Nogi World Jiu-Jitsu Championship|
|Gold||2010 California, USA||-79.5kg|
|Gold||2013 California, USA||-76kg|
|Gold||2010 Abu Dhabi, UAE||-74kg|
Gilbert Burns (born July 20, 1986), is a Brazilian mixed martial artist and a three-time Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu world champion. He is the older brother of One FC Featherweight contender Herbert Burns. 
When Burns was young, his father offered to fix his customer's car in trade for three months of jiu-jitsu lessons for all of his boys. Burns started training at the Academia Associacao Oriente, an affiliate of Nova Uniao led by Welton Ribeiro. He trained with Nova Uniao until the 2007 World Championship, where he came in second place.
In 2010, Burns attained a high level of international success competing worldwide. He reached the semifinals of the European Open in January; he defeated heavy favourite Celso Venicius at the World Pro Cup trials; he won the World Cup finals in Abu Dhabi against Claudio Mattos; and he won the Brazilian Nationals in May.
Mixed martial arts career
After winning the 2011 World Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Championships, Burns decided to make MMA his focus. He made his professional MMA debut in January 2012.
The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil
Ultimate Fighting Championship
Burns faced promotional newcomer Christos Giagos in a lightweight bout on October 25, 2014 at UFC 179. He won the bout via submission in the first round. The win also earned Burns his first Performance of the Night bonus award.
Burns was expected to face Josh Thomson on March 21, 2015 at UFC Fight Night 62. However, on February 26, Thomson pulled out of the fight with an undisclosed injury, and was replaced by Alex Oliveira. After arguably dropping the first two rounds, Burns rallied to win the fight via submission in the third round.
Championships and accomplishments
- Ultimate Fighting Championship
Mixed martial arts record
|Professional record breakdown|
|10 matches||10 wins||0 losses|
|Win||10–0||Alex Oliveira||Submission (armbar)||UFC Fight Night: Maia vs. LaFlare||March 21, 2015||3||4:14||Rio de Janeiro, Brazil||Performance of the Night.|
|Win||9–0||Christos Giagos||Submission (armbar)||UFC 179||October 25, 2014||1||4:57||Rio de Janeiro, Brazil||Return to Lightweight; Performance of the Night.|
|Win||8–0||Andreas Ståhl||Decision (unanimous)||UFC on Fox: Lawler vs. Brown||July 26, 2014||3||5:00||San Jose, California, United States||Welterweight bout.|
|Win||7–0||Paulo Teixeira||TKO (punches)||Face to Face 7||May 2, 2014||1||1:02||Rio de Janeiro, Brazil|
|Win||6–0||Paulo Gonçalves||KO (punch)||Coliseu Extreme Fight 8||December 5, 2013||1||4:57||Maceió, Brazil||Catchweight (160 lbs) bout.|
|Win||5–0||Rodolfo Coronel||Submission (armbar)||Mixed Submission and Strike Arts 3||March 25, 2013||1||3:41||Rio de Janeiro, Brazil|
|Win||4–0||Paulo Roberto||TKO (punches)||CPMMAF - Champion Fights||August 4, 2012||1||1:30||Salvador, Brazil|
|Win||3–0||Vinicius Alves||Technical Submission (rear-naked choke)||Watchout Combat Show 20||July 27, 2012||1||1:59||Rio de Janeiro, Brazil||Burns missed weight|
|Win||2–0||Herels dos Santos||Submission (armbar)||Ichigeki Fight Show||June 15, 2012||1||3:30||São Paulo, Brazil|
|Win||1–0||José Salgado||Submission (rear-naked choke)||Crown Fighting Championships 5||January 28, 2012||1||2:40||St. George, Utah, United States|
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- "Fight Card - UFC 179 Aldo vs. Mendes 2". UFC.com. Retrieved October 28, 2014.
- "Gilbert Burns - Official UFC Fighter Profile". UFC.com. Retrieved March 21, 2015.
- Gilbert Burns bio bjjheroes.com
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- "BJJ Heroes on Gilbert Burns". bjjheroes.com. Retrieved 2014-05-26.
- 2 Jiu-Jitsu lessons from TUF Brazil you didn't see on TV graciemag.com (May 21, 2012)
- Guilherme Cruz (2014-05-22). "Gilbert Burns replaces injured Viscardi Andrade at UFC on FOX 12". mmafighting.com. Retrieved 2014-05-22.
- Guilherme Cruz (2014-09-09). "RFA champ Christos Giagos signs with the UFC, meets Gilbert Burns in Brazil". mmafighting.com. Retrieved 2014-09-09.
- Staff (2014-10-26). "UFC 179 bonuses: Jose Aldo, Chad Mendes, Fabio Maldonado, Gilbert Burns win $50,000". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2014-10-26.
- Sean Bio (2014-05-09). "Josh Thomson vs. Gilbert Burns slated for UFC Fight Night 62". cagepages.com. Retrieved 2014-05-09.
- Guilherme Cruz (2015-02-26). "Josh Thomson injured, out of UFC Fight Night 62 co-main event bout against Gilbert Burns". mmafighting.com. Retrieved 2015-02-26.
- Ben Fowlkes (2015-03-21). "UFC Fight Night 62 results: Gilbert Burns struggles, but eventually taps Alex Oliveira". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2015-03-21.
- Staff (2015-03-31). "Norman Parke says he's fighting Gilbert Burns at UFC Fight Night 67 in Brazil". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2015-03-31.
- "UFC 179 bonuses: José Aldo, Chad Mendes, Maldonado, Burns earn $50K awards". sherdog.com. 2014-10-25.
- "UFC Fight Night bonuses: Burns, 'Pepey', Souza, Serrano earn $50K awards in Rio". sherdog.com. 2015-03-21.