Gilbert Burns (fighter)
|Born||Gilbert Alexander Burns|
July 20, 1986
Niterói, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
|Residence||Lantana, Florida, United States|
|Height||5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)|
|Weight||155 lb (70 kg; 11 st 1 lb)|
|Reach||71 in (180 cm)|
|Style||Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Muay Thai|
|Fighting out of||Lantana, Florida, United States|
|Rank||Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu2nd degree black belt in|
|Mixed martial arts record|
|Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog|
|ADCC Submission Wrestling World Championship|
|2015 São Paulo, Brazil||-77kg|
|World Jiu-Jitsu Championship|
|2009 California, USA||-76kg|
|2011 California, USA||-76kg|
|Nogi World Jiu-Jitsu Championship|
|2010 California, USA||-79.5kg|
|2013 California, USA||-76kg|
|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. He is the older brother of One FC Featherweight contender Herbert Burns  and he currently competes in Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC).
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 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.
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.
In the beginning of November 2017, Burns stated he had signed a new, four-fight contract with UFC.
Burns was scheduled to face Olivier Aubin-Mercier on February 24, 2018 at UFC on Fox 28. 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.
Burns was linked to a fight with Lando Vannata on April April 14, 2018 at UFC on Fox 29. 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,  instead Burns was scheduled to face newcomer Dan Moret in this event. He won the fight via a knock out on round two.
Championships and accomplishments
- Ultimate Fighting Championship
Mixed martial arts record
|Professional record breakdown|
|17 matches||14 wins||3 losses|
|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|
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- Staff (2016-08-04). "Gilbert Burns vs. Michel Prazeres added to UFC Fight Night 95 in Brazil". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2016-08-04.
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- Niall McGrath (2016-12-19). "Paul Felder "super excited" to be fighting close to home against Gilbert Burns at UFC 208". severemma.com. Retrieved 2016-12-19.
- Eric Kowal (2017-01-17). "Gilbert Burns injured, UFC seeking replacement for Paul Felder". mymmanews.com. Retrieved 2017-01-17.
- David Tees (2017-07-23). "Multiple fights added To UFC Fight Night: Pittsburgh". fansided.com. Retrieved 2017-07-23.
- "UFC-Pittsburgh results: Gilbert Burns scores thunderous walk-off KO of Jason Saggo". MMAjunkie. 2017-09-17. Retrieved 2017-09-17.
- Guilherme Cruz (2017-11-02). "Gilbert Burns signs new four-fight deal with the UFC". mmafighting.com.
- "Olivier Aubin-Mercier vs. Gilbert Burns booked for UFC on FOX 28". MMAjunkie. 2017-12-15. Retrieved 2017-12-15.
- "Gilbert Burns vs. Olivier Aubin-Mercier scratched from UFC on FOX 28". MMA Fighting. Retrieved 2018-02-21.
- DNA, MMA. "Gilbert Burns vecht tegen Lando Vannata tijdens UFC on FOX 29 in Glendale". mmadna.nl. Retrieved 2018-02-23.
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- "Gilbert Burns faces Octagon newcomer Dan Moret at UFC on FOX 29". MMA Fighting. Retrieved 2018-03-28.
- "UFC on FOX 29 results: Gilbert Burns scores walk-off finish of Dan Moret". MMAjunkie. 2018-04-14. Retrieved 2018-04-15.
- "Gilbert Burns vs. Dan Hooker slated for UFC 226 in Las Vegas". MMAjunkie. 2018-05-19. Retrieved 2018-05-19.
- "UFC 226 results: Dan Hooker knocks out Gilbert Burns for fourth straight finish". MMAjunkie. 2018-07-08. Retrieved 2018-07-08.
- Staff (2018-08-22). "Gilbert Burns vs. Olivier Aubin-Mercier re-booked for UFC 231 in Toronto". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2018-08-22.
- "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.