Herbert “The Blaze” Burns, 31, of Niteroi, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil was one of the winners at “UFC Fight Night 166.” After his win, he expressed his interest in fighting Chase “The Dream” Hooper, 20, of Enumclaw, Washington, United States; Makwan “Mr. Finland” Amirkhani, 31, of Turku, Finland and Ryan “The Wizard” Hall, 34, of Falls Church, Virginia, USA.
Featuring 12 MMA bouts, the Ultimate Fighting Championship held “UFC Fight Night 166” at the PNC Arena in Raleigh, North Carolina, USA on January 25, 2020. In the first bout of the evening, Burns competed in the featherweight division against Nate “The Train” Landwehr, 31, of Clarksville, Tennessee, USA.
Both Burns and Landwehr made their UFC debut at “UFC Fight Night 166.” The latter previously competed in ONE Championship and Titan Fighting Championship.
Larry Carter served as the referee of the bout between Burns and Landwehr. The referee put a stop to the featherweight contest after 2 minutes and 43 seconds in the first round when the Brazilian contender knocked out his American opponent via knee.
“I’ll take on whoever is next but there are a lot of guys I’d like to fight next (including) Chase Hooper (and) Amirkhani,” Burns said after his “UFC Fight Night 166” win. “Ryan Hall is looking for a dance partner. He says he has the best grappling in the division. Let’s see.”
Hooper is an undefeated MMA fighter with 9 wins, 0 loss and 1 draw while Amirkhani currently holds a professional MMA record of 15 wins and 4 losses. Hall has 8 wins and 1 loss.
Winning at “UFC Fight Night 166” improved the professional MMA record of Burns to 10 wins and 2 losses. Landwehr now has 13 wins and 3 losses.
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A total of 14,533 spectators attended “UFC Fight Night 166,” which translated to $1,303,320.00. Seven countries were represented on the fight card namely Brazil, Czech Republic, England, Serbia, Sweden, the U.S. and Wales.
Burns was one of the four fighters who represented Brazil. Landwehr was one of the 15 representatives of the U.S.
The Brazilian contender was one of the two recipients of Performance of the Night. The other one was Alex Perez, 27, of Lemoore, California, USA.
Before officially joining the UFC, Burns defeated Darrick Minner, 29, of Nebraska City, Nebraska, USA in “Dana White’s Contender Series” Season 3 episode 7. Here is the Rio de Janeiro native right after his “UFC Fight Night 166” win: