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Gilbert Burns Record, Net Worth, Weight, Age & More!

Gilbert Burns Record, Net Worth, Weight, Age & More!


Who is Gilbert Burns?

Gilbert Burns was born on July 20, 1986 in Niteroi-State fo Rio de Janeiro.  As a young boy, Gilbert's father worked as an auto mechanic and exchanged repairs on a customer's car for initial BJJ lessons for his sons Gilbert, Herbert and Frederick.  

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The boys began their jiu jitsu training with Luis Carlos da Fonseca at a local university.  After several years, their first coach would quit coaching for personal reasons and a local brown belt Ramon Lemos would take over the program.  It was through Lemos, who would take students to train under many different coaches that the boys would be introduced to the likes of the legendary André Pederneiras , Max Camâra and Rafael Barros who would impact Gilbert's development for many years.

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During his teenage years, Gilbert would train mostly with Max Camâra at the Associação Oriente de Jiu-Jitsu.  It was here under their guidance that he would win two silver medals at the World Championships as a brown belt.  After he won his second silver medal, Gilbert Burns would be promoted to black belt.  

After being promoted, Gilbert would move to Sao Paulo and reconnect with Ramon Lemos' new team and flying the Brasa Academy flag.  Ramon Lemos would later help form the Atos Jiu Jitsu Team with Andre Galvao and Gilbert would follow Lemos to Atos.

Gilbert Burns earned his 3rd silver medal at the IBJJF World Championship in 2009, his first placing as a black belt.  This opened up many doors for Gilbert who was now seen as a top level competitor who became sought after around the world and in the United States.

After a number of excellent performances in high level competitions like the European Open and the World Pro Cup, Gilbert Burns would win the coveted Brazilian Nationals in May of 2010.  He would win the IBJJF World Championship in 2011 at the black belt level.

In 2011, Gilbert Burns made the decision to officially leave the Atos Team.  The reason for the departure was that he was tasked to help friend Vitor Belfort prepare for MMA bought with Anderson Silva.  Anderson Silva was a student of Gilbert's coach Ramon Lemos and due to the conflict, he decided to part ways with Atos.

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Gilbert Burns

How Old is Gilbert Burns?

Gilbert Burns was born on July 20, 1986.  This makes Gilbert Burns 35 years old.


Gilbert Burns Family

Gilbert Burns was introduced by his father to BJJ, along with his brothers Herbert and Frederick.

How Much is Gilbert Burns worth?

Gilbert Burns has been documented to have a net worth of somewhere between one and two million dollars.  He is currently ranked as the #2 welterweight in the UFC.  


How Tall is Gilbert Burns?

Gilbert Burns is documented to be five foot ten inches tall.

How Much Does Gilbert Burns weigh?

Gilbert Burns fights in the welterweight division.  He fights at 185 lbs.

Gilbert Burns Fight List

 After winning the world championships in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Gilbert Burns decided to make his MMA debut in January of 2012.  That same year he would be chosen by long-time UFC veteran Vitor Belfort to be the grappling coach for Team Vitor on the inaugural season of The Ultimate Fighter:  Brazil.

Gilbert Burns made his UFC debut on July 26, 2014 when he stepped in for an injured fighter to take on Andreas Stahl.  Gilbert Burns would win the fight by unanimous decision.

In his next UFC fight, Gilbert Burns would meet Christos Giagos in a lightweight fight at UFC 179.  He would secure the win in the first round via submission and earn him a Performance of the Night bonus.

In his next fight, Gilbert Burns was scheduled to face veteran Josh Thomson at UFC Fight Night 62.  Thomson would ultimately be unable to fight due to injury and be replaced by Alex Oliveira.  After a difficult first two rounds, with Oliveira arguably ahead in the judges eyes, Gilbert Burns would come back to win the fight via submission earning the second straight Performance of the Night bonus award of his career.

Gilbert Burns' next fight was to be with Norman Parke, but he had to pull out because of injury and would wait until November of 2015 to face Rashid Magomedov.  Gilbert Burns would lose this fight via unanimous decision, making it the first loss of his UFC career.

Gilbert Burns would fight twice in 2016, with the first fight being at UFC Fight Night 90 against Lukasz Sajewski whom he defeated in the first round via submission.  In Sept, of 2016 he would meet Michel Prazeres at UFC Fight Night 95.  Burns would lose the fight via unanimous decision.

As 2017 began, Gilbert Burns was scheduled to fight Paul Felder in February at UFC 208.  The fight would not happen as Gilbert Burns would pull out due to injury.

In September of 2017 at UFC Fight Night 116, he would come back to a knockout victory over Jason Saggo.

After this fight, Burns would earn a new four fight contract with the UFC.

On February 24, 2018, at UFC on Fox 28, Burns would be scheduled to fight Olivier Aubin-Mercier.  During fight week, both fighters would be removed from the card as the medical team decided that it would be unsafe for Gilbert Burns to attempt to make the lightweight upper limit of 156 lbs based on his arrival weight to the start of fight week.

Injuries plagued the set up of his next fight with Lando Vannata in April of 2018 as Lando was unable to fully accept the fight because he was still in the processing of rehabbing an arm injury.  Gilbert Burns would ultimately be scheduled to fight newcomer Dan Moret, who Gilbert would knock out in the second round.

Next up would be UFC 226 and game opponent Dan Hooker.  Hooker would secure a knockout in the first round, making this the first time that Gilbert Burns was finished in his MMA career.

His previously scheduled bout with Olivier Aubin-Mercier was rescheduled and would take place at the end of 2018.  Gilbert Burns would win this fight by unanimous decision.

Gilbert Burns was slated to fight veteran Eric Wisely at UFC Fight Night Jacaré vs. Hermansson.  Wisely would pull out of the bout due to injury.  His replacement Mike Davis would go on to be submitted via rear-naked choke submission in the second round.

In Gilbert Burns' next fight he would face welterweight Alexey Kunchenko who was an injury replacement.  Gilbert Burns would hand Kunchenko the first loss of his career via unanimous decision.  

He would round out 2019 with a late step in to fight Gunnar Nelson in September of 2019.  Gilbert Burns would win via unanimous decision.

The year 2020 would be a true breakout year for Gilbert with his first fight of the year against veteran Demian Maia at UFC Fight Night 170.  He won the fight via TKO in round one.  This victory would also earn him yet another Performance of the Night bonus check.

In May of 2020, Gilbert Burns would meet Tyron Woodley in the main event of UFC on ESPN Woodley Vs. Burns.  Gilbert Burns dominated the former champion throughout the match, even achieving a knock down in the first round.  He would win the fight via unanimous decision, along with his fourth career Performance of the Night award bonus.

Burns was next scheduled to face Kamaru Usman for the Welterweight Championship in July at UFC 251, but prior to the fight it was determined that Burns had contracted Covid-19 and had to be removed from the card.  He was replaced by Jorge Masvidal.  The rescheduled title bout was scheduled for the end of 2020, but Usman would ultimately need more time to recover from past injuries.  

It would not be until February of 2021 that the two would finally meet.  Kamaru Usman would defeat Gilbert Burns at UFC 258 via TKO in the third round.

Gilbert Burns is currently on the schedule to fight Stephen "Wonderboy" Thompson in July at UFC 264.

Gilbert Burns' Best Fight of All Time

The best fight of Gilbert Burns' career would arguably be his Performance of the Night victory over ADCC and UFC title contender Demian Maia.  He would defeat Demian Maia via TKO.

Who Did Gilbert Burns Lose to?

Gilbert Burns' first loss of his career would come at the hands of Rashid Magomedov.  He would next meet defeat against Michel Prazeres losing a unanimous decision.  His bout with Dan Hooker would be the first time, Gilbert Burns would be finished in a fight.

Gilbert Burns' Record

Gilbert Burns currently holds a 19-4 MMA record.

Gilbert Burns' Injuries

Like any high level grappler or combat athlete, Gilbert Burns has dealt with his share of injuries related to his craft.

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