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Boca Raton, FL
United States

Standing Stance - Right
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MMA ID
126301
Old ID
486257
Old URL
http://www.ufc.com/fighter/Gilbert-Burns

Niterói-RJ
Brazil

Athlete Ranking
2288
2
2
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0
2288
2
2
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2288
1
1
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2288
1
1
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2288
1
1
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2288
1
1
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2288
4
4
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2288
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1
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2288
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2
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2288
15
15
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2288
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1
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2288
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2288
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1
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2288
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2288
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Athlete Stat
6
8456
6
8
4
0
3
19
0
3
0
22
8456
4
0
4
0
0
677
13
67
5
534
1157
2
304
358
916
70
105
106
136
313
863
125
166
96
128
50.00
37.31
2.21
0.71
46.15
0.35
3.15
2.74
-0.82
56.92
Strengths
Submissions, takedowns, knockout power
Date of Birth
1986-07-20
Bio Facts
  • Nickname means “Little tough one”

 

  • Pro since 2012

 

  • Eight wins by submission (3 RNC, 5 armbar), six by knockout

 

  • Nine first round finishes

 

  • Has won seven of his last eight and five in a row
Fightmetric ID
2288
"Durinho"
Gilbert Burns
23
447
33
70.00
155.00
71.00
40.00

When and why did you start training for fighting? I started jiu-jitsu in 1998 when I was 12 years old, and started MMA in 2011.  

What ranks and titles have you held?  2nd place in No Gi IBJJF World Rankings (Middleweight) and 4-time World Jiu-Jitsu champion.

Do you have any heroes? No

What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? It’s a privilege and a dream come true. It’s an important accomplished goal and I’m looking forward to winning the belt, because that’s the main goal.

Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? I studied Physical Education but did not graduate.

What was your job before you started fighting? I used to work at a car wash. I also worked as a tire repairman and worked at an office running errands.
If any, list ranks in any martial arts styles:  2nd degree black belt in Jiu-Jitsu  
Favorite grappling technique: Armbar
Favorite Striking technique: Spinning kick

Event Results

  • Win

    Woodley vs Burns

    Round
    5
    Time
    5:00
    Method
    DEC
  • Win

    Maia vs Burns

    Round
    1
    Time
    2:34
    Method
    KO/TKO
  • Win

    Nelson vs Burns

    Round
    3
    Time
    5:00
    Method
    DEC