Gilbert Burns has just had his latest UFC fight confirmed, and the multiple-time IBJJF no gi world champion will be taking on Neil Magny in a welterweight bout on UFC 283 in Brazil. Burns hasn’t been seen in the octagon since UFC 273 when he dropped a unanimous decision to the rising star Khamzat Chimaev, although he definitely presented the toughest match that Chimaev has had to date. That was the only fight that Burns has managed to have this year, while his next opponent Magny has been far more active by comparison.
Magny has already fought three times in 2022 and has gone 2-1, starting with a split decision win over Max Griffin before being submitted by Shavkat Rakhmonov and submitting Daniel Rodriguez. Burns was originally eager to get a rematch against Chimaev over five rounds but pivoted shortly afterwards to try and get booked against Jorge Masvidal. Now Gilbert Burns will be facing off against Neil Magny instead, who is currently ranked just outside the top ten of the UFC welterweight division. While Burns’ place inside the division’s top five will definitely be on the line, he’s unlikely to move much more than a single place up if he does manage to beat Magny.
UFC 283 Full Card
Flyweight – Deiveson Figueiredo vs. Brandon Moreno
To unify the UFC Flyweight world championship
Light-Heavyweight – Maurício Rua v Ihor Potieria
Light-Heavyweight – Paul Craig v Johnny Walker
Welterweight – Warlley Alves v Nicolas Dalby
Heavyweight – Shamil Abdurakhimov v Jailton Almeida
Lightweight – Thiago Moisés v Guram Kutateladze
Lightweight – Terrance McKinney v Ismael Bonfim
Middleweight – Brad Tavares v Gregory Rodrigues
Women’s Flyweight – Jéssica Andrade v Lauren Murphy
Welterweight – Mounir Lazzez v Gabriel Bonfim
Women’s Featherweight – Josiane Nunes v Zarah Fairn Dos Santos
Welterweight – Gilbert Burns v Neil Magny
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