Gilbert Burns had a difficult time leading up to UFC 283, as he was coming into his fight with Neil Magny having won just one of his last three fights. It all started when Burns had a title-shot against Kamaru Usman and was knocked out in the third round, snapping a six fight winning streak that led up to that. Burns got back in the win-column quickly at UFC 264 against Stephen Thompson but faltered in his very next fight against Khamzat Chimaev. It was a close match but in the end, the judges sided with Chimaev and Burns’ professional MMA record dropped to 20-5.
Burns has been vocal about wanting a rematch against Chimaev, although it seems like UFC matchmakers had other ideas. Instead of getting the five-round rematch that he had asked for, Gilbert Burns was booked against Neil Magny at UFC 283 in a three-round fight. Burns came out strong and landed his first takedown with ease, immediately putting his world-class Jiu-Jitsu skills to good work. He was exercising patient top control and dominating the fight as he transitioned to mount, locking up an arm-triangle choke as soon as Magny’s arm was outstretched. From there Burns squeezed and forced his opponent to tap, getting the first-round finish and edging that little bit closer to the rematch he asked for against Khamzat Chimaev.
UFC 283 Full Results
Jamahal Hill defeats Glover Teixeira via Decision – Unanimous (50-44, 50-44, 50-44)
Hill becomes the new UFC Light-Heavyweight world champion
Brandon Moreno defeats Deiveson Figuieredo via TKO – Doctor Stoppage (Round 3, 5:00)
Moreno becomes the new UFC Flyweight world champion
Gilbert Burns defeats Neil Magny via Submission – Arm-triangle Choke (Round 1, 4:15)
Jessica Andrade defeats Lauren Murphy via Decision – Unanimous (30-25, 30-25, 30-26)
Johnny Walker defeats Paul Craig via TKO – Punches (Round 1, 2:16)
Ihor Potieria defeats Mauricio ‘Shogun’ Rua via TKO – Punches (Round 1, 4:05)
Brunno Ferreira defeats Gregory Rodrigues via Knockout – Punch (Round 1, 4:13)
Thiago Moises defeats Melquizael Costa via Submission – Face Crank (Round 2, 4:05)
Gabriel Bonfim defeats Mounir Lazzez via Submission – Guillotine Choke (Round 1, 0:49)
Jailton Almeida defeats Shamil Abdurakhimov via TKO – Punches (Round 2, 2:56)
Cody Stamann defeats Luan Lacerda via Decision – Unanimous (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Ismael Bonfimm defeats Terrance McKinney via Knockout – Flying Knee (Round 2, 2:17)
Nicolas Dalby defeats Warlley Alves via Decision – Split (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Josiane Nunes defeats Zarah Fairn dos Santos via Decision – Unanimous (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Daniel Marcos defeats Saimon Oliveira via Knockout – Knee to the Body and Punches (Round 2, 2:18)
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