With most of the sporting world on pause, the UFC continues to charge ahead, providing a regular schedule of competitive programming. Saturday night’s welterweight showdown, the fourth UFC event in the last month, featured number one contender Tyron Woodley and the ascending star, Gilbert “Durinho” Burns.
Saturday might have officially marked Burns’ arrival in the division. The five-round bout was lopsided affair, with Burns quickly establishing the pace in the first round and never relenting. Woodley got touched in the first round and never figured out how to rebound. Burns earned a convincing decision (50-45, 50-44, 50-44) and punctuated his performance by calling out his teammate and divisional champion, Kamaru Usman.
Complete fight results below.
- Gilbert Burns def. Tyron Woodley via unanimous decision (50-45, 50-44, 50-44)
- Augusto Sakai def. Blagoy Ivanov via split decision (27-30, 29-28, 29-28)
- Billy Quarantillo def. Spike Carlyle via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
- Roosevelt Roberts def. Brok Weaver via second-round submission (rear-naked choke)
- Mackenzie Dern def. Hannah Cifers via first-round submission (kneebar)
- Katlyn Chookagian def. Antonina Shevchenko via unanimous decision (30-25, 30-25, 30-25)
- Daniel Rodriguez def. Gabriel Green via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
- Jamahal Hill def. Klidson Abreu via first-round TKO (punches)
- Brandon Royval def. Tim Elliott via second-round submission (arm triangle)
- Casey Kenney def. Louis Smolka via first-round submission (guillotine)
- Chris Gutierrez def. Vince Morales via second-round TKO (kicks)
Pay-Per-View action resumes next weekend as UFC 250 broadcasts live on June 6th from the APEX in Las Vegas. The greatest women’s champion of all time, Amanda Nunes takes on Felicia Spencer.
Amanda Nunes (c) vs. Felicia Spencer — Women’s featherweight title
Raphael Assuncao vs. Cody Garbrandt — Bantamweights
Aljamain Sterling vs. Cory Sandhagen — Bantamweights
Neil Magny vs. Anthony Rocco Martin — Welterweights
Sean O’Malley vs. Eddie Wineland — Bantamweights
Alex Caceres vs Chase Hooper — Featherweights
Ian Heinisch vs Gerald Meerschaert — Middleweights
Cody Stamann vs Brian Kelleher — Bantamweights
Charles Byrd vs Maki Pitolo — Middleweights
Jussier Formiga vs Alex Perez — Flyweights
Alonzo Menifield vs Devin Clark — Light heavyweights