Gilbert Burns is a Brazilian professional MMA Fighter, who currently competes in the Ultimate Fighting Championship. He is ranked second in the UFC Welterweight division. On 13 February 2021 at UFC 258, Burns faced UFC Welterweight Champion Kamaru Usman. Burns Knocked down Usman early in the fight, but Burns lost the fight via technical knockout in the third round. His MMA record is 20-4-0.
On May 30, 2020, he fought against former UFC Welterweight Champion Tyron Woodley. He won the fight via unanimous decision. This fight earned him a title shot and also Performance of the Night.
Burns is a three-time World Champion and World Cup gold medalist. So, if you like Gilbert Burns and want to learn more about him, please read the article below. As a result, let us get started right away with quick facts.
Gilbert Burns: Quick Facts
|Full name||Gilbert Alexander Pontes Burns|
|Date of birth||20-July-1986|
|Birthplace||Niterói, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil|
|Father’s name||Herbert Sr.|
|Mother’s name||Tania Burns|
|Brother Name||Under Review|
|Height||5.10 feet (1.78 m)|
|Weight||77 Kg (170 pounds)|
|Body measurement||Under Review|
|Body type||Muscular body|
|Eye color||Light Blue|
|Hair color||Dark Black|
|Shoe size||Under Review|
|Children name||Pedro Burns, Joshua Burns, youngest – Under Review|
|Net worth||$1 million|
|Profession||Mixed Martial Artist|
|Social media presence||Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter|
|Source of Income||Salary and Bonuses, endorsement, sponsorship, and merchandise|
|Last Updated||April 2022|
Gilbert Burns was born on 20 July 1986 in Niterói, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. His father’s name is Herbert Sr. and his mother’s name is Tania. Gilbert is the second child among the three. He has a younger brother who competes in the Featherweight division of UFC. Although he is a Brazilian national, Gilbert’s family heritage comes from Portuguese and African origins. His father had a Garage in Rio.
Gilbert was battling a pulmonary disease when he was only six months old. He had to take vaccine very month. His doctor suggested his father take him to swimming school for better cardio health. The problem went away after some time.
Burns started training at the Academia Associação Oriente, an affiliate of Nova União led by Welton Ribeiro. He trained with Nova Uniao until the 2007 World Championship, where he came in second place.
There is not much information about his education at the moment. However, some reports suggested that he completed his primary schooling at Rio’s local school. He also learned karate and swimming as vocational education as well as for the improvement of his health too.
More information about his education will be updated as soon as possible.
Gilbert Burns Age, Height, Weight, Body Measurement
Gilbert Burns was born on 20 July 1986 and is currently 35 years old. Burns is 5 feet 10 inches tall or 178 cm tall and weighs around 77 kg or 170 lbs.
Burns’s body measurements and shoe size are under review at the moment and will be updated as soon as possible. His hair is black and his eyes are light blue. Burns’s zodiac sign is Cancer. Burns is a great wrestler too. He is a three-time World Champion and World Cup gold medalist.
- Burns started his career as a grappler. He started training at the Academia Associação Oriente, an affiliate of Nova União led by Welton Ribeiro. He trained with Nova Uniao until the 2007 World Championship, where he came in second place.
- In 2009, He won the silver medal at the World Jiu-Jitsu Championship.
- He had great success in 2010. He reached the semifinals of the European Open and defeated Celso Venicius at the World Pro Cup trials. Burns also won the World Cup finals in Abu Dhabi against Claudio Mattos and also won the Brazilian Nationals in May.
- He won the 2011 World Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Championships.
- In 2015, he won bronze at Abu Dhabi Submission Wrestling Championship.
- In January 2012, he made his professional MMA debut.
- Likewise, In the first season of The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil, Burns was chosen to be the head grappling coach for Team Vitor.
- He had seven fights in different promotions in Brazil between 2012 and 2014. He won all seven fights.
- On 26 July 2014, Burns made his UFC debut against Andreas Stahl. Burn won the fight via unanimous decision.
- On 25 October 2014 at UFC 179, he faced Christos Giagos in a lightweight bout. He won the fight via submission in the first round and also won his first Performance of the Night bonus award.
- At UFC Fight Night 62 on 21 March 2015, Burns faced Alex Oliveira. Burns got dropped in the first two rounds but came strong in the third round and won the fight via submission. This performance also gave him a Performance of the Night bonus.
- Burns faced Rashid Magomedov at UFC Fight Night 77 on 7 November 2015. He lost the first fight via unanimous decision, marking his first loss in his MMA career.
- On 7 July 2016, Burns faced Łukasz Sajewski. He won the fight via submission in the first round.
- His second MMA loss came against Michel Prazeres on 24 September 2016. He lost the fight via unanimous decision.
- On 16 September 2017 at UFC Fight Night 116, he won the fight via knockout in the second round.
- Burns signed a new, four-fight contract with UFC in November 2017.
- On 14 April 2018, Burns faced Dan Moret. He won the fight via knockout in the second round.
- Burns was knocked out by Dan Hooker on 7 July 2018 at UFC 266. This was the first time he was finished in his MMA career.
- After that, he had a four-fight win streak. He won against Olivier Aubin-Mercier, Mike Davis, Alexey kunchenko and Gunnar Nelson.
- On 14 March 2020 at UFC Fight Night 170, he faced Demian Maia. Burns won the fight via technical knockout in round one extending his win streak.
- In the main event of UFC on ESPN Woodley vs. Burns on 30 May 2020, he won the fight via unanimous decision. He knocked Woodley in the first round and dominated the whole fight. He won his fourth Performance of the Night award for this bout.
- On 13 February 2021 at UFC 258, Burns faced UFC Welterweight Champion Kamaru Usman for the title fight. Burns Knocked down Usman early in the fight, but Burns lost the fight via technical knockout in the third round.
- On 10 July 2021 at UFC 264: Poirier vs. McGregor 3, Burns faced Thompson for the first time in UFC. Burns won the fight via unanimous decision.
Gilbert Burns vs. Stephen Thompson
Burns faced Thompson for the first time in UFC on 10 July 2021 at UFC 264: Poirier vs. McGregor 3. This was a dominant fight by Burns even though Thompson had great striking. Burn won the fight via unanimous decision.
Gilbert Burns vs. Kamaru Usman
Burns was set to fight his long-time teammate Kamaru Usman for the UFC Welterweight Championship on 11 July at UFC 251. However, Burns was removed from the card as he was tested positive for COVID-19 and was replaced by Jorge Masvidal.
Burns and Usman faced each other on 13 February at UFC 258: Usman vs. Burns. Although Burns knocked down Usman early in the fight, he lost the fight via technical knockout in the third round.
Gilbert Burns vs. Tyron Woodley
On May 30, 2020, at the UFC Apex facility in Enterprise, Nevada, United States, UFC on ESPN: Woodley vs. Burns event was held.
The event featured a fight between former UFC Welterweight champion Tyron Woodley (19-7-1) and Gilbert Burns (20-4-0) in the UFC Welterweight fight. This was the main event and the winner of the fight would fight Kamaru Usman for the UFC Welterweight Championship. Burns dominated Woodley and won the fight via unanimous decision. Burns then got an opportunity for the title fight.
Gilbert Burns vs. Khamzat Chimaev
Burns is set to fight the undefeated Chimaev (10-0-0) on April 9, 2022, at UFC 273. This is a tough fight for both fighters as Chimaev hasn’t fought a real scary fighter and Burns is about to fight with the Russian powerhouse who has a 4-win streak at UFC.
Who is Gilbert Burns Wife?
Gilbert Burns married Bruna Burns in August 2012. Bruna is also a jiu-jitsu expert and has a black belt. They met at a jiu-jitsu session. Bruna works as a coach at the Academy Combat Club.
The couple has three beautiful kids named Pedro, and Joshua Burns, and the youngest child’s name is unknown. They had their third child in February 2021. Bruna is a very supportive wife and some reports suggested that Gilbert is grateful to have Bruna as a wife. This beautiful family lives happily and Burns has provided a secure life for his family.
Gilbert Burns Net Worth
Burns’s net worth is estimated to be $1- $2 million as of 2022. Burns earned $330,000 for his title fight with Kamaru Usman at UFC 258. This was his highest-earning from a fight. His base salary is around $100,000-$250,000. After bonuses and sponsorships he earns about $200,000- $300,000 a fight.
Burns makes the majority of his money not just from fighting in the Octagon, but also through lucrative sponsorship deals and advertisements.
Gilbert Burns Instagram
Facebook: 287k followers
Twitter: 149.8k followers
Instagram: 588k followers