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Gilbert Burns zeroes in on Colby Covington as ideal 2024 comeback opponent: "Ready to go"

Josh Evanoff - November 30, 2023

UFC welterweight contender Gilbert Burns wants Colby Covington early next year. ‘Durinho’ has been out of the cage since a short-notice bout with Belal Muhammad in May. There, Gilbert Burns suffered a lopsided unanimous decision defeat. In the welterweight title eliminator, he also suffered multiple muscle tears in his shoulder.

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Gilbert Burns believes he'd "destroy" Belal Muhammad in a potential rematch if he's healthy

Cole Shelton - November 28, 2023

Gilbert Burns has full confidence he would beat Belal Muhammad in a potential rematch. Burns and Muhammad fought back in May on short notice, and it was Muhammad who won a five-round decision. However, in the fight, Burns suffered a shoulder injury which has still kept him out of the Octagon, and the Brazilian believes that injury played a key role in why he lost the fight.

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Gilbert Burns explains why 'super underrated' Leon Edwards will beat Colby Covington: "Win any day of the week"

Josh Evanoff - September 19, 2023

UFC welterweight contender Gilbert Burns has given his thoughts on Leon Edwards vs. Colby Covington. ‘Rocky’ and ‘Chaos’ are currently awaiting their fight announcement. In March, Leon Edwards returned to the cage to secure his second-straight win over Kamaru Usman. Following the victory, he had words with Colby Covington, who was sitting cageside.

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Gilbert Burns believes Paulo Costa could prove to be “a long night” for Khamzat Chimaev

Susan Cox - August 29, 2023

Gilbert Burns believes Paulo Costa could prove to be ‘a long night’ for Khamzat Chimaev. UFC 294 will feature a battle between Paulo Costa (14-2 MMA) and the undefeated Khamzat Chimaev (12-0 MMA) on Saturday, October 21st at the Etihad Arena in Yas Island, Abu Dhabi.

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Gilbert Burns reveals the extent of the shoulder injury he suffered in UFC 288 loss to Belal Muhammad: “I thought about quitting many times”

Harry Kettle - May 11, 2023

Gilbert Burns has revealed the extent of the shoulder injury that he suffered at UFC 288 during his loss to Belal Muhammad. Throughout the course of their co-main event over the weekend, it became clear that something was wrong with Gilbert Burns. He didn’t appear to be moving as he usually does and his body language, especially between rounds, was questionable.

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Belal Muhammad reveals ankle injury heading into UFC 288 win over Gilbert Burns: "I had to push through it"

Josh Evanoff - May 9, 2023

UFC welterweight contender Belal Muhammad had to fight through an injury on Saturday night. ‘Remember the Name’ made his return to the octagon in the co-main event of UFC 288 over the weekend. There, Muhammad faced former welterweight title challenger, Gilbert Burns. ‘Durinho’ entered the contest off lopsided victories over Jorge Masvidal and Neil Magny in the first half of 2023.

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Colby Covington claims “clear scumbag” Ali Abdelaziz was the only one who profited from Gilbert Burns vs Belal Muhammad: “I just feel sorry”

Harry Kettle - May 9, 2023

Colby Covington has called out Ali Abdelaziz as the only person who benefited from the match-up between Gilbert Burns and Belal Muhammad. Last weekend, Belal Muhammad defeated Gilbert Burns via decision in a big welterweight title eliminator. However, many fans noted that the contest wasn’t exactly as action-packed as they would’ve hoped.

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What's next for the stars of UFC 288?

Cole Shelton - May 8, 2023

The UFC returned to Newark, New Jersey on Saturday for UFC 288 which saw the men’s bantamweight title on the line. In the main event, Aljamain Sterling was looking to defend his bantamweight title for the third consecutive time as he was taking on the former flyweight and bantamweight champion, Henry Cejudo. The co-main event was a five-round welterweight scrap between Belal Muhammad and Gilbert Burns.

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Dana White reacts to Burns vs. Muhammad, confirms Belal is next for the winner of Colby Covington vs. Leon Edwards

Fernando Quiles - May 7, 2023

UFC President Dana White has given his reaction to the Belal Muhammad vs. Gilbert Burns fight. Muhammad and Burns shared the Octagon inside the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey on May 6. This welterweight tilt served as the co-main event and had title implications. Going into the fight, Burns told reporters that both he and Muhammad were guaranteed that the winner of this fight would receive a UFC Welterweight Championship opportunity after Leon Edwards vs. Colby Covington.

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Pros react after Belal Muhammad defeats Gilbert Burns at UFC 288: "That was a very poor bout"

Chris Taylor - May 6, 2023

Tonight’s UFC 288 was co-headlined by a highly anticipated welterweight fight featuring Gilbert Burns taking on Belal Muhammad. Burns (22-6 MMA) was making a quick turnaround this evening in Newark, having recently scoring a decision win over Jorge Masvidal at last month’s UFC 287 event. Prior to that defeating ‘Gamebred’, ‘Durinho’ was coming off a slick submission win over Neil Magny.

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UFC 288 Results: Belal Muhammad defeats Gilbert Burns (Highlights)

Chris Taylor - May 6, 2023

We have you covered for all of tonight’s UFC 288 results, including the co-main event between Gilbert Burns and Belal Muhammad. Muhammad (22-3 MMA) will enter the contest sporting an eight-fight unbeaten streak, his latest being a TKO victory over Sean Brady in October of last year (see that here). ‘Remember The Name’ has not tasted defeat since January of 2019, when he dropped a decision to Geoff Neal.

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Belal Muhammad vows to "break" Gilbert Burns at UFC 288 and secure a title shot: "There's no more hiding, the king is here"

Cole Shelton - May 5, 2023

Belal Muhammad is confident he will finish Gilbert Burns and secure a title shot at UFC 288. In the co-main event of the pay-per-view card from Newark, New Jersey, Muhammad and Burns stepped up on short notice and agreed to a five-round welterweight scrap. It’s a pivotal fight for the division as UFC president Dana White has already said the winner of this fight will face the winner of Leon Edwards vs. Colby Covington.


Gilbert Burns explains why he accepted fight with Belal Muhammad despite being promised a title shot

Fernando Quiles - May 4, 2023

Number-five-ranked UFC welterweight Gilbert Burns has shared why he took a fight with Belal Muhammad despite being promised another crack at the 170-pound gold. Burns and Muhammad are set to collide in the co-main event of UFC 288. It’s a pivotal clash in the welterweight division. Both men believe the winner should be next in line for a UFC Welterweight Championship opportunity. While UFC President Dana White has insisted that Colby Covington is next in line to challenge Leon Edwards, perhaps an impressive showing from the winner of Burns vs. Muhammad could sway the UFC brass into reversing course.

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Gilbert Burns hopeful he can jump Colby Covington for UFC title shot with a win over Belal Muhammad: "Why not?"

Josh Evanoff - April 25, 2023

UFC welterweight contender Gilbert Burns is still hopeful that he’ll pass Colby Covington. ‘Durinho’ has been out of action since his clash with Jorge Masvidal in Miami last month. In the UFC 287  co-main event, the Brazilian scored a dominant win over ‘Gamebred’. The win was Burns’ second in a row, as he previously defeated Neil Magny in January by first-round submission.

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Gilbert Burns promises to finish Belal Muhammad in UFC 288 co-main event: “There is no way he’s going 25 minutes with me”

Harry Kettle - April 25, 2023

Gilbert Burns believes he will be able to finish Belal Muhammad when they meet in the co-main event of UFC 288 next weekend. At UFC 288, the co-main event will see Gilbert Burns battle Belal Muhammad in a huge welterweight title eliminator. The belief, for many, is that the victor will go on to challenge for the championship later this year.

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UFC fighters react after losing their verified status on Twitter: “Gettin knocked out and losing my blue check all in the same week”

Harry Kettle - April 21, 2023

A string of UFC fighters have reacted to losing their verified status on Twitter after the company took away legacy blue ticks. It’s safe to say that social media has become pretty important in combat sports. On the one hand, it can serve as a great way to build up a fight. On the other, it’s a way for fighters to build up their profile and really become ‘seen’ in the public eye.

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Gilbert Burns calls out Dustin Poirier for UFC 288, 'The Diamond' responds

Cole Shelton - April 17, 2023

Gilbert Burns is looking to face Dustin Poirier at UFC 288. After Charles Oliveira vs. Beneil Dariush was postponed, Dana White announced they would be making a new fight to serve as the co-main event of UFC 288. He also revealed the scrap would likely feature Gilbert Burns, and after that, ‘Durinho’ and Belal Muhammad began taking shots at each other on social media.

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Gilbert Burns and Belal Muhammad go back and forth over potential UFC 288 co-main event: "Guy cannot make weight?"

Josh Evanoff - April 17, 2023

UFC 288 might have a co-main event, but that’s still far from official. The card is slated for next month and will be headlined by Aljamain Sterling’s title defense against the returning Henry Cejudo. While the main event is still slated for May, last week, the event took a big hit. Charles Oliveira was originally slated to face Beneil Dariush in the co-main event, but ‘Do Bronx’ pulled out due to injury.