When Is Gilbert Burns’ Next Fight?

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Gilbert Burns poses during a ceremonial weigh-in for a UFC 264 mixed martial arts bout Friday, July 9, 2021, in Las Vegas.
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Anatoly Pimentel @AnatolyPimentel Jan 17, 2024, 12:26 AM
  • Gilbert Burns was a former welterweight title challenger.
  • Burns holds an MMA record of 22 wins and six losses.
  • Burns' next opponent is No. 11-ranked contender Jack Della Maddalena.

Gilbert Burns’ two-fight winning streak has been snapped by Belal Muhammad after a unanimous decision conclusion in the co-main event of UFC 288 in May 2023. It was Burns’ third pay-per-view fight in five months this 2023, as he took this fight on a 16-day notice to replace the original co-main event bout between Charles Oliveira and Beneil Dariush.

Despite this loss to Muhammad, the Brazilian MMA superstar has earned the respect of the combat sports community for taking the risk. Also, his well-rounded skills in striking and grappling have made him a top choice in online sports betting for fans to bet on UFC odds, as he always finds himself in exciting fights. But when will “Durinho” be back to action? And who will be his next opponent?

When Is Gilbert Burns’ Next Fight?

Burns’ next opponent will be No. 11-ranked middleweight challenger Jack Della Maddalena on March 9 at UFC 299, which takes place inside the Kaseya Center in Miami, Florida. The Brazilian submission specialist looks to return to the winning column and remain relevant in UFC title conversations with a win over Della Maddalena.

Gilbert Burns MMA Record and Statistics

  • MMA record: 22-6
  • Wins by TKO/KO: 6
  • Wins by submission: 9
  • Wins by decision: 7
  • Striking accuracy: 48%
  • Significant strikes landed per minute: 3.42
  • Significant strikes absorbed: 3.17
  • Takedown average per 15 minutes: 2.03
  • Submission average per 15 minutes: 0.63
  • Takedown accuracy: 35%
  • Significant strikes defense: 55%
  • Takedown defense: 48%
  • Knockdown average: 0.28
  • Average fight time: 11:16

Gilbert Burns Notable Wins

The Brazilian MMA star has wins over Christos Giagos, Alex Oliveira, Lukasz Sajewski, Jason Saggo, Dan Moret, Mike Davis, Aleksei Kunchenko, Gunnar Nelson, Demian Maia, Tyron Woodley, Stephen Thompson, Neil Magny, and Jorge Masvidal.

Gilbert Burns UFC Earnings

Burns’ estimated total UFC career earnings have surpassed $2.7 million in his nine-year run with the promotion. This figure is an accumulation of all base pay, bonuses and pay-per-view shares. His salary has gradually improved throughout the years, and his latest fight with Neil Magny was his biggest single-fight payout with $416,000.

Gilbert Burns Team and Corner

Burns trains under the tutelage of Henri Hoft and Greg Jones, the leading coaches of Sanford MMA in Florida. Other UFC stars with Burns in training are Vicente Luque, Luke Rockhold and Michael Chandler.

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Anatoly Pimentel

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Anatoly Pimentel is an NBA and MMA writer previously featured in ASEAN Sports, Asian Persuasion MMA, and Overtime Heroics MMA. He graduated from Adamson University with a B.A in Communication and is a Web Content Writer for BetMGM.

Anatoly Pimentel is an NBA and MMA writer previously featured in ASEAN Sports, Asian Persuasion MMA, and Overtime Heroics MMA. He graduated from Adamson University with a B.A in Communication and is a Web Content Writer for BetMGM.