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Gilbert Burns targets October or November return – preferably against Leon Edwards

Gilbert Burns has three names in mind for his next opponent, but one particular fighter stands out.
Burns (19-4 MMA, 12-4 UFC) rebounded from his title-fight loss to Kamaru Usman in February …read more

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The MMA Road Show with John Morgan, No. 330: T.J. Dillashaw, Gilbert Burns, Miranda Maverick

Episode No. 330 of “The MMA Road Show with John Morgan” podcast is now available for streaming and download.
MMA Junkie lead staff reporter John Morgan hosts the show while traveling …read more

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Gilbert Burns explains why he wants to fight Leon Edwards next: “He is the toughest guy in the division”

UFC welterweight contender Gilbert Burns explained why he wants to fight Leon Edwards next, saying “he is the toughest guy in the division.” Burns is coming off of a unanimous …read more

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Gilbert Burns defends Stephen Thompson performance, responds to Dana White criticism

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For a moment, habit kicked in for UFC welterweight Gilbert Burns and an apology formed in his mind. Then, he …read more

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Gilbert Burns and Jake Shields get into heated exchange following the Brazilian’s callout of Nate Diaz

Gilbert Burns and Jake Shields got into a heated argument on social media after the Brazilian called out Nate Diaz. Burns, who returned to the win column with a decision …read more

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Gilbert Burns Calls Out Jorge Masvidal For October Or November Date

UFC welterweight Gilbert Burns has called out Jorge Masvidal for October or November after receiving no response from Leon Edwards. Burns has wasted no time in searching for his next …read more

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‘I projectile vomit everywhere’ — Thompson reveals he threw up after UFC 264 weigh-ins

Stephen Thompson arrives at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas ahead of his welterweight fight against Gilbert Burns at UFC 264. | Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC

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Video: What the Heck, Episode 68: Michael Chiesa, Gilbert Burns, Adrian Yanez and Josh Martinez

On this week’s edition of What the Heck, MMA Fighting’s Mike Heck chats with UFC welterweight Michael Chiesa (7:58), No. 8 in MMA Fighting’s global rankings, to preview his UFC …read more

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Gilbert Burns wants rematch with Kamaru Usman, will fight Jorge Masvidal and Leon Edwards to get there

Gilbert Burns wants a rematch with UFC welterweight champion Kamaru Usman, and says will fight Jorge Masvidal and Leon Edwards to get there. Burns defeated Stephen Thompson at UFC 264 …read more

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Referee Exonerates Gilbert Burns Of Allegedly Illegal Blows

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Referee Marc Goddard defends Gilbert Burns’ ground-and-pound strikes against Stephen Thompson at UFC 264. Gilbert Burns landed …read more

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MMA divisional rankings: Gilbert Burns rises again at welterweight

Burns makes a move in ESPN’s divisional rankings with a victory over Stephen Thompson at UFC 264. …read more

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Marc Goddard offers explanation for final seconds of Gilbert Burns vs. Stephen Thompson fight at UFC 264

Gilbert Burns (pictured, red gloves) strikes at Stephen Thompson (pictured, bottom) | @marcgoddard_uk, Twitter

Referee Marc Goddard was asked to provide context for the final …read more

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Gilbert Burns Claps Back At Critics Of UFC 264 Performance

UFC welterweight Gilbert Burns has hit back at those criticizing his performance in his victory over Stephen Thompson at UFC 264. Burns’ comments come after he recorded a unanimous decision …read more

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Stephen Thompson Issued Inspirational Statement After UFC 264 Loss

UFC welterweight Stephen Thompson has promised to make a strong comeback following his loss to Gilbert Burns. Thompson’s title ambitions suffered a huge setback Saturday after his disappointing result in …read more

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Dana White Not A Fan Of Burns vs. Thompson UFC 264 Bout

UFC President Dana White believes that Gilbert Burns vs. Stephen Thompson left a lot to be desired. Burns and Thompson shared the Octagon on the main card of UFC 264. …read more

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Gilbert Burns issues statement following decision win over Stephen Thompson at UFC 264

UFC welterweight title contender Gilbert Burns issued a statement following his unanimous decision win over Stephen Thompson at UFC 264. Burns entered the fight against Thompson as the slight underdog, …read more

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Stephen Thompson issues statement following UFC 264 loss to Gilbert Burns

UFC welterweight contender Stephen Thompson issued a statement following his unanimous decision loss at UFC 264 to Gilbert Burns. Thompson was expected to be in contention to get a title …read more

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Gilbert Burns interested in Jorge Masvidal next, but wants ‘extra check’ to fight him

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Gilbert Burns is holding onto his spot in the contenders’ line.
Currently the No. 3 welterweight in MMA …read more

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Dana White reacts to Gilbert Burns defeating Stephen Thompson at UFC 264: “It wasn’t a good fight, but he won”

UFC president Dana White reacted to Gilbert Burns defeating Stephen Thompson at UFC 264, saying that “it wasn’t a good fight, but he won.” Burns and Thompson were the co-headliners …read more

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Gilbert Burns on Conor McGregor’s leg break: ‘It’s an unfortunate situation’

No. 2 ranked welterweight contender Gilbert Burns chimes in on Conor McGregor’s grotesque broken leg, as well as his victory over Stephen Thompson in the UFC 264 co-main event in …read more

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After UFC 264 win, Gilbert Burns targets bouts vs. Jorge Masvidal, Nate Diaz or Leon Edwards

LAS VEGAS – Gilbert Burns has quite the list for his potential opponents.
The former UFC title challenger has multiple names in his mind for future fights now that he’s back …read more

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UFC 264 takeaways: Wins not necessarily enough for Gilbert Burns and Sean O'Malley

Being on the same card as Conor McGregor is an opportunity to shine, and Irene Aldana got the job done. …read more

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Gilbert Burns def. Stephen Thompson at UFC 264: Best photos

Check out the best photos from Gilbert Burns’ unanimous decision win over Stephen Thompson at UFC 264 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. (Photos by Gary A. Vasquez, USA TODAY …read more

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UFC 264 results: Gilbert Burns outwrestles Stephen Thompson in unanimous decision win

Gilbert Burns made sure to start his campaign back to the title on a good note.
The former UFC title challenger defeated Stephen Thompson in a unanimous decision at Saturday’s UFC …read more

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UFC 264 video: Gilbert Burns vs Wonderboy Thompson full fight highlights from co-main event

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Watch video from the UFC 264 co-main event. In the co-main event slot, former UFC welterweight title contenders Gilbert Burns …read more

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Twitter reacts to Gilbert Burns' tactical win over Stephen Thompson at UFC 264

Gilbert Burns rebounded from his title-fight loss to Kamaru Usman on Saturday when he beat Stephen Thompson in the UFC 264 co-main event.
Burns (20-4 MMA, 13-4 UFC) proved he’s still …read more

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UFC 264 Results: Gilbert Burns defeats Stephen Thompson (Highlights)

Tonight’s UFC 264 event is co-headlined by a key welterweight matchup between former division title challengers Stephen Thompson and Gilbert Burns. Thompson (16-4-1 MMA) will enter the contest on a …read more

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UFC 264 results: Gilbert Burns showcases superior grappling to beat Stephen ‘Wonderboy’ Thompson

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Gilbert Burns put on a grappling showcase to slow down the striking game of Stephen “Wonderboy” Thompson in order to …read more

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UFC 264: Pros react to Gilbert Burns’ decision win over Stephen Thompson

Gilbert Burns defeated Stephen Thompson at UFC 264. | Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC

Gilbert Burns defeated Stephen Thompson by unanimous decision at UFC 264. …read more

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Gilbert Burns vs. Stephen Thompson full fight video highlights

Gilbert Burns defeated Stephen Thompson in a close co-main event at UFC 264. | Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

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UFC 264 results: Gilbert Burns takes grinding decision over Stephen Thompson

Gilbert Burns leaned on his grappling to take a unanimous decision over Stephen Thompson | Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC

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Pros react after Gilbert Burns defeats Stephen Thompson at UFC 264

Tonight’s UFC 264 event was co-headlined by a key welterweight matchup between former division title challengers Stephen Thompson and Gilbert Burns. Thompson (16-5-1 MMA) had entered the contest on a …read more

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UFC 264 live blog: Gilbert Burns vs. Stephen Thompson

Gilbert Burns and Stephen Thompson will clash in the UFC 264 co-main event Saturday night. | Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images

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Preview! Burns Looks To Stymie ‘Wonderboy’

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It’s time to separate contender from pretender when top welterweights Gilbert Burns and Stephen Thompson hook …read more

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UFC 264 Official Weigh-in: Stephen Thompson vs. Gilbert Burns | Video

No. 2 ranked welterweight contender Gilbert Burns and no. 4 ranked Stephen Thompson meet in Saturday’s UFC 264 co-main event. The two officially weighed in on Friday with both …read more

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Stephen Thompson doubts Kamaru Usman would strike with him: “He’s going to be shooting for my legs”

Stephen Thompson knows he’s a bad matchup for the current welterweight champ, Kamaru Usman. Thompson is set to face Gilbert Burns in the co-main event of UFC 264. If he …read more

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UFC 264 Clash: Burns Vs. Thompson!

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Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Welterweight talents Gilbert Burns and Stephen Thompson will collide this weekend (Sat., July 10, 2021) at …read more

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Video: What's on the line for Gilbert Burns and Stephen Thompson at UFC 264?

The co-main event of UFC 264 is a big one for the welterweight division.
The winner of this bout will be in a great position at the top of the division, …read more

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Gilbert Burns says it would be “easy money” to fight Nate Diaz

UFC welterweight contender Gilbert Burns said it would be “easy money” if he were to step into the Octagon and fight against Nate Diaz. Burns takes on Stephen Thompson in …read more

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Gilbert Burns sees path back to the UFC welterweight title: 'The dream is still there'

LAS VEGAS – Gilbert Burns is not going to let his most recent setback stop him from achieving his dream.
The UFC welterweight contender returns to the cage this Saturday at …read more

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UFC 264: Head-to-head look at Gilbert Burns vs. Stephen Thompson

Gilbert Burns faces Stephen Thompson at UFC 264 | Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC

Will it be grappling vs. striking or striking vs. striking between …read more

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Gilbert Burns: ‘Nate Diaz would be easy money’ | UFC 264 Media Day

No. 2 ranked welterweight contender Gilbert Burns takes on Stephen Thompson in the UFC 264 co-main event on Saturday. During the event’s Media Day on Wednesday, Burns was asked …read more

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UFC 264 Embedded, Episode 3: ‘I’m ready to throw some hands’

In the third episode of UFC 264 Embedded, Stephen Thompson arrives in Las Vegas, Gilbert Burns gets a physical therapy session, Dustin Poirier does his promotional duties and commiserates with …read more

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Stephen Thompson grateful Gilbert Burns took UFC 264 fight, hopes victory secures title shot

UFC welterweight Stephen Thompson is looking to leapfrog Colby Covington as No. 1 contender with an impressive showing against Gilbert Burns.
Thompson (16-4-1 MMA, 11-4-1 UFC) meets fellow former title challenger …read more

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Gilbert Burns Admits To Almost Attacking Wonderboy In 2019

Following the defeat of his close friend and teammate, Gilbert Burns remembers when his feelings towards Stephen “Wonderboy” Thompson were more hostile. At UFC 244, “Wonderboy” put on a striking …read more

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UFC 264 Embedded, Episode 2: Gilbert Burns shows off his lucky underwear

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In the second episode of UFC 264 Embedded, Gilbert Burns makes sure to pack his lucky underwear ahead of his welterweight contender clash …read more

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Stephen Thompson expects Gilbert Burns to shoot early, “confident” he’ll keep it standing to get the win and earn a title shot

Stephen Thompson is excited to finally fight up in the ranks. Ever since Thompson had his back-to-back fights against Tyron Woodley for the title his next five fights were fighters …read more

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UFC 264 ‘Embedded’ Video (Ep. 1)

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Dustin Poirier takes it easy ahead of his trilogy fight vs. Conor McGregor, Gilbert Burns and his family try their hands at golf, …read more

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UFC 264 Embedded – Episode 1: Dustin Poirier arrives in Las Vegas with hot sauce

Stephen “Wonderboy” Thompson and Gilbert Burns ready for a karate vs jiu-jitsu showdown. Dustin Poirier dives headfirst into the Vegas heat. Athletes relax with ping pong and golf during the …read more

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UFC 264 Embedded, Episode 1: ‘Big drama in the desert’

In the first episode of UFC 264 Embedded, cameras catch up with Stephen Thompson and Gilbert Burns as they prepare for their co-headlining showdown, and Dustin Poirier unwinds with some …read more

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Stephen Thompson convinced he’s the “worst matchup” for Kamaru Usman

A longtime title contender at 170lbs, Stephen Thompson is convinced he’s the “worst matchup” for UFC welterweight champion Kamaru Usman. Thompson takes on Gilbert Burns this Saturday night in the …read more

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Gilbert Burns vs. Stephen Thompson : UFC 264 Countdown Video

Former welterweight title challengers Gilbert Burns and Stephen Thompson ready for a co-main event thriller at UFC 264 on July 10 in Las Vegas.

Burns enters the bout ranked no. 2 …read more

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Thompson ‘Not Stopping’ Until He Fights Usman

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Longtime UFC welterweight contender Stephen Thompson is scheduled to return against fellow 170-pound title hopeful Gilbert Burns in the UFC …read more

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Video: UFC 264 'Countdown' for Gilbert Burns vs. Stephen Thompson

Did you miss the debut of UFC 264 “Countdown” or just want to watch it again? Check out the co-main event preview now.
The segment takes a special look at the …read more

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‘I’m a terrible matchup for him’ - Wonderboy eyes Usman fight

Stephen Thompson whilst fighting Geoff Neal in December 2020 | Photo by Cooper Neill/Zuffa LLC

If he gets past Gilbert Burns at UFC 264, Stephen …read more

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Gilbert Burns breaks down upcoming matchup with Stephen Thompson at UFC 264: “We have a very different style”

Gilbert Burns broke down his upcoming matchup with Stephen Thompson at UFC 264, saying that “we have a very different style.” Burns and Thompson meet in the co-main event of …read more

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Gilbert Burns promises ‘good stuff’ ahead of ‘Wonderboy’ fight at UFC 264

Gilbert Burns is set to face Stephen Thompson at UFC 264. | Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC

Welterweight contender Gilbert Burns wants to showcase his …read more

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Gilbert Burns sends violent warning to Leon Edwards: “When my hands touch you, you going to wake up at ICU”

Gilbert Burns has taken a shot at Leon Edwards over his recent performance against Nate Diaz. Although Edwards dominated 24 minutes of the fight at UFC 263, what many will …read more

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Nate Diaz Blasts Gilbert Burns After Burns’ Recent Remarks

Nate Diaz has hit back at welterweight contender Gilbert Burns after the Brazilian’s comments following his UFC 263 fight. Diaz returned to the Octagon for the first time in over …read more

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Leon Edwards fires back at Gilbert Burns for suggesting he “wasn’t hungry” in fight with Nate Diaz: “You got knocked out with a jab”

Leon Edwards fired back at Gilbert Burns for suggesting he “wasn’t hungry” in the Nate Diaz fight, saying “you got knocked out with a jab.” Edwards won a unanimous decision …read more

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Nate Diaz unloads on “amateur” Gilbert Burns following his criticism of Leon Edwards’ performance at UFC 263

UFC welterweight superstar Nate Diaz unloaded on “amateur” Gilbert Burns following his criticism of Leon Edwards’ performance at UFC 263. Edwards won a unanimous decision over Diaz at UFC 263 …read more

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Gilbert Burns brings in Bellator's Raymond Daniels to prepare for Stephen Thompson at UFC 264

Gilbert Burns brought a kickboxing champion into his training camp to try and solve the Stephen Thompson puzzle.
Burns (19-4 MMA, 12-4 UFC) meets Thompson (16-4-1 MMA, 11-4-1 UFC) on July …read more

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Gilbert Burns says Leon Edwards “wasn’t hungry” enough against Nate Diaz to earn title shot

UFC welterweight contender Gilbert Burns says that Leon Edwards “wasn’t hungry” enough against Nate Diaz to earn a title shot at 170lbs. Edwards won a unanimous decision over Diaz at …read more

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Gilbert Burns Thinks Edwards Blew Title Shot With UFC 263 Performance

UFC welterweight contender Gilbert Burns believes that Leon Edwards lost his case for a title shot with his performance at UFC 263. Edwards faced Nate Diaz at the pay-per-view in …read more

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UFC 264 main card is now official, Stephen Thompson vs. Gilbert Burns serves as co-headliner

The upcoming five-fight UFC 264 main card is now official, and welterweights Stephen Thompson and Gilbert Burns serve as the co-headliner. UFC 264 takes place on July 10 at T-Mobile …read more

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