Gilbert Burns (fighter)

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Gilbert Burns
BornGilbert Alexander Burns
(1986-07-20) July 20, 1986 (age 32)
Niterói, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Other namesDurinho
ResidenceLantana, Florida, United States
Height5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)[1]
Weight155 lb (70 kg; 11 st 1 lb)
Reach71 in (180 cm)[2]
StyleBrazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Muay Thai
Fighting out ofLantana, Florida, United States
TeamCombat Club
Rank     2nd degree black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu[3]
Years active2012-present
Mixed martial arts record
By knockout5
By submission7
By decision1
By knockout1
By decision2
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog
Gilbert Burns
Medal record
Representing  Brazil
ADCC Submission Wrestling World Championship
Bronze medal – third place 2015 São Paulo, Brazil -77kg
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
World Jiu-Jitsu Championship
Silver medal – second place 2009 California, USA -76kg
Gold medal – first place 2011 California, USA -76kg
Nogi World Jiu-Jitsu Championship
Gold medal – first place 2010 California, USA -79.5kg
Gold medal – first place 2013 California, USA -76kg
World Cup
Gold medal – first place 2010 Abu Dhabi, UAE -74kg

Gilbert "Durinho" Burns (born July 20, 1986), is a Brazilian mixed martial artist and a three-time Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu world champion.[4] He is the older brother of One FC Featherweight contender Herbert Burns [5] and he currently competes in Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC).[6]

Jiu-Jitsu career[edit]

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.[7] Burns started training at the Academia Associação 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.[8]

In 2009, Burns became recognized when he won the silver medal at the World Jiu-Jitsu Championship.[8]

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.[8]

In 2011, Burns achieved his highest recognition as he won the gold medal in the 2011 World Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Championships.[8]

Mixed martial arts career[edit]

Early career[edit]

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[edit]

In 2012, Burns was chosen by UFC fighter Vitor Belfort to be the head grappling coach for Team Vitor on first season of The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil.[9]

Ultimate Fighting Championship[edit]

Burns made his debut on July 26, 2014 at UFC on Fox 12, replacing an injured Viscardi Andrade against promotional newcomer Andreas Stahl.[10] He won the fight by unanimous decision.

Burns faced promotional newcomer Christos Giagos in a lightweight bout on October 25, 2014 at UFC 179.[11] He won the bout via submission in the first round. The win also earned Burns his first Performance of the Night bonus award.[12]

Burns was expected to face Josh Thomson on March 21, 2015 at UFC Fight Night 62.[13] However, on February 26, Thomson pulled out of the fight with an undisclosed injury, and was replaced by Alex Oliveira.[14] After arguably dropping the first two rounds, Burns rallied to win the fight via submission in the third round.[15]

Burns was expected to face Norman Parke on May 30, 2015 at UFC Fight Night 67.[16] However, Burns pulled out of the fight in late April and was replaced by Francisco Trinaldo.[17]

Burns faced Rashid Magomedov at UFC Fight Night 77 on November 7, 2015.[18] He lost the first fight via unanimous decision.[19]

Burns next faced Łukasz Sajewski on July 7, 2016 at UFC Fight Night 90.[20] He won the fight via submission in the closing seconds of the first round.[21]

Burns faced Michel Prazeres on September 24, 2016 at UFC Fight Night 95.[22] He lost the fight via unanimous decision.[23]

Burns was scheduled to meet Paul Felder on February 11, 2017 at UFC 208.[24] However, Burns pulled out of the fight in mid-January citing injury.[25]

Burns faced Jason Saggo on September 16, 2017 at UFC Fight Night 116.[26] He won the fight via knockout in the second round.[27]

In the beginning of November 2017, Burns stated he had signed a new, four-fight contract with UFC.[28]

Burns was scheduled to face Olivier Aubin-Mercier on February 24, 2018 at UFC on Fox 28.[29] However, on February 21, 2018, both Burns and Aubin-Mercier were pulled from the card, as promotional medical team deemed Burns would be unsafe to meet lightweight upper limit of 156 Ibs limit upon his arrival at the fight week.[30]

Burns was linked to a fight with Lando Vannata on April April 14, 2018 at UFC on Fox 29.[31] However, the pairing never materialized as Vannata was unable to accept the fight for this date/event as he was still rehabilitating a recent arm injury, [32] instead Burns was scheduled to face newcomer Dan Moret in this event.[33] He won the fight via a knock out on round two.[34]

Burns faced Dan Hooker on July 7, 2018 at UFC 226.[35] He lost the fight via knockout in round one.[36]

The bout with Olivier Aubin-Mercier has been rescheduled and is expected to take place on December 8, 2018 at UFC 231.[37]

Championships and accomplishments[edit]

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Loss 14–3 Dan Hooker KO (punches) UFC 226 July 6, 2018 1 2:28 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 14–2 Dan Moret KO (punches) UFC on Fox: Poirier vs. Gaethje April 14, 2018 2 0:59 Glendale, Arizona, United States
Win 13–2 Jason Saggo KO (punch) UFC Fight Night: Rockhold vs. Branch September 16, 2017 2 4:55 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
Loss 12–2 Michel Prazeres Decision (unanimous) UFC Fight Night: Cyborg vs. Lansberg September 24, 2016 3 5:00 Brasília, Brazil Catchweight (158 lbs) bout; Prazeres missed weight.
Win 12–1 Łukasz Sajewski Submission (armbar) UFC Fight Night: dos Anjos vs. Alvarez July 7, 2016 1 4:57 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Loss 11–1 Rashid Magomedov Decision (unanimous) UFC Fight Night: Belfort vs. Henderson 3 November 7, 2015 3 5:00 São Paulo, Brazil
Win 11–0 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 10–0 Christos Giagos Submission (armbar) UFC 179 October 25, 2014 1 4:57 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Performance of the Night.
Win 9–0 Andreas Ståhl Decision (unanimous) UFC on Fox: Lawler vs. Brown July 26, 2014 3 5:00 San Jose, California, United States Welterweight bout.
Win 8–0 Paulo Teixeira TKO (punches) Face to Face 7 May 2, 2014 1 1:02 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Win 7–0 Paulo Gonçalves KO (punch) Coliseu Extreme Fight 8 December 5, 2013 1 4:57 Maceió, Brazil Catchweight (160 lbs) bout.
Win 6–0 Rodolfo Coronel Submission (armbar) Mixed Submission and Strike Arts 3 March 25, 2013 1 3:41 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Win 5–0 Ivonei Pridonik Submission (armbar) Gold Fighters Championships November 5, 2012 1 4:17 Manaus, 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
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

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Fight Card - UFC Fight Night Lawler vs. Brown". Retrieved July 27, 2014.
  2. ^ "Fight Card - UFC 179 Aldo vs. Mendes 2". Retrieved October 28, 2014.
  3. ^ "Gilbert Burns - Official UFC Fighter Profile". Retrieved March 21, 2015.
  4. ^ Gilbert Burns bio
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  6. ^ "Gilbert Burns - Official UFC® Fighter Profile". Retrieved 2017-07-23.
  7. ^ "The auto-shop deal that launched UFC 179 fighter Gilbert Burns' MMA career".
  8. ^ a b c d "BJJ Heroes on Gilbert Burns". Retrieved 2014-05-26.
  9. ^ 2 Jiu-Jitsu lessons from TUF Brazil you didn't see on TV (May 21, 2012)
  10. ^ Guilherme Cruz (2014-05-22). "Gilbert Burns replaces injured Viscardi Andrade at UFC on FOX 12". Retrieved 2014-05-22.
  11. ^ Guilherme Cruz (2014-09-09). "RFA champ Christos Giagos signs with the UFC, meets Gilbert Burns in Brazil". Retrieved 2014-09-09.
  12. ^ Staff (2014-10-26). "UFC 179 bonuses: Jose Aldo, Chad Mendes, Fabio Maldonado, Gilbert Burns win $50,000". Retrieved 2014-10-26.
  13. ^ Sean Bio (2014-05-09). "Josh Thomson vs. Gilbert Burns slated for UFC Fight Night 62". Retrieved 2014-05-09.
  14. ^ Guilherme Cruz (2015-02-26). "Josh Thomson injured, out of UFC Fight Night 62 co-main event bout against Gilbert Burns". Retrieved 2015-02-26.
  15. ^ Ben Fowlkes (2015-03-21). "UFC Fight Night 62 results: Gilbert Burns struggles, but eventually taps Alex Oliveira". Retrieved 2015-03-21.
  16. ^ Staff (2015-03-31). "Norman Parke says he's fighting Gilbert Burns at UFC Fight Night 67 in Brazil". Retrieved 2015-03-31.
  17. ^ Lucas Rezende (2015-04-27). "Injury forces Gilbert Burns out of Norman Parke fight; Francisco Trinaldo steps up". Retrieved 2015-04-27.
  18. ^ Lucas Rezende (2015-08-06). "Gilbert Burns vs. Rashid Magomedov set for São Paulo in November". Retrieved 2015-08-06.
  19. ^ Sergey Vashchenko (2015-08-11). "Rashid Magomedov beat Brazilian BJJ World champion".
  20. ^ Staff (2016-05-03). "UFC Fight Night 90 adds number of new bouts". Retrieved 2016-05-03.
  21. ^ Ben Fowlkes (2016-07-07). "UFC Fight Night 90 results: Gilbert Burns' armbar gets Lukasz Sajewski to tap with 3 seconds left in first". Retrieved 2016-07-07.
  22. ^ Staff (2016-08-04). "Gilbert Burns vs. Michel Prazeres added to UFC Fight Night 95 in Brazil". Retrieved 2016-08-04.
  23. ^ Steven Marrocco (2016-09-24). "UFC Fight Night 95 results: Michel Prazeres goes to judges again, sweeps Gilbert Burns". Retrieved 2016-09-24.
  24. ^ Niall McGrath (2016-12-19). "Paul Felder "super excited" to be fighting close to home against Gilbert Burns at UFC 208". Retrieved 2016-12-19.
  25. ^ Eric Kowal (2017-01-17). "Gilbert Burns injured, UFC seeking replacement for Paul Felder". Retrieved 2017-01-17.
  26. ^ David Tees (2017-07-23). "Multiple fights added To UFC Fight Night: Pittsburgh". Retrieved 2017-07-23.
  27. ^ "UFC-Pittsburgh results: Gilbert Burns scores thunderous walk-off KO of Jason Saggo". MMAjunkie. 2017-09-17. Retrieved 2017-09-17.
  28. ^ Guilherme Cruz (2017-11-02). "Gilbert Burns signs new four-fight deal with the UFC".
  29. ^ "Olivier Aubin-Mercier vs. Gilbert Burns booked for UFC on FOX 28". MMAjunkie. 2017-12-15. Retrieved 2017-12-15.
  30. ^ "Gilbert Burns vs. Olivier Aubin-Mercier scratched from UFC on FOX 28". MMA Fighting. Retrieved 2018-02-21.
  31. ^ DNA, MMA. "Gilbert Burns vecht tegen Lando Vannata tijdens UFC on FOX 29 in Glendale". Retrieved 2018-02-23.
  32. ^ Mookie Alexander (2018-03-18). "Gilbert Burns vs. Lando Vannata not happening at UFC on FOX 29". Retrieved 2018-03-18.
  33. ^ "Gilbert Burns faces Octagon newcomer Dan Moret at UFC on FOX 29". MMA Fighting. Retrieved 2018-03-28.
  34. ^ "UFC on FOX 29 results: Gilbert Burns scores walk-off finish of Dan Moret". MMAjunkie. 2018-04-14. Retrieved 2018-04-15.
  35. ^ "Gilbert Burns vs. Dan Hooker slated for UFC 226 in Las Vegas". MMAjunkie. 2018-05-19. Retrieved 2018-05-19.
  36. ^ "UFC 226 results: Dan Hooker knocks out Gilbert Burns for fourth straight finish". MMAjunkie. 2018-07-08. Retrieved 2018-07-08.
  37. ^ Staff (2018-08-22). "Gilbert Burns vs. Olivier Aubin-Mercier re-booked for UFC 231 in Toronto". Retrieved 2018-08-22.
  38. ^ "UFC 179 bonuses: José Aldo, Chad Mendes, Maldonado, Burns earn $50K awards". 2014-10-25.
  39. ^ "UFC Fight Night bonuses: Burns, 'Pepey', Souza, Serrano earn $50K awards in Rio". 2015-03-21.

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