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Brazil’s Gilbert Burns earns 11th UFC win, knocks out Demian Maia at ‘UFC Fight Night 170’ in Brasilia

Gilbert Burns, Demian Maia (©UFC)

Gilbert Burns, Demian Maia (©UFC)

Gilbert “Durinho” Burns, 33, of Niterói, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil was one of the winners at “UFC Fight Night 170,” which was also called “UFC on ESPN+ 28.” It was the Brazilian mixed martial artist’s sixth victory in the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

Featuring 12 MMA bouts, the UFC held “UFC Fight Night 170” at the Ginásio Nilson Nelson in Brasília on March 14, 2020. In the co-main event of the evening, Burns competed in the welterweight division against Demian Maia, 42, of Santana de Parnaiba, Sao Paulo.

via punches in a welterweight contest, which was the co-main event. Osiris Maia was the third man in the octagon.

Osiris Maia served as the referee. He put a stop to the lightweight contest after 2 minutes and 34 seconds in the first round.

Burns knocked out Maia via left hook to ground and pound. It was the second knockout loss of the latter in the UFC.

Losing to Burns downgraded the professional MMA record of Maia to 28 wins and 10 losses. It was the 10th UFC loss of the latter.

On the other hand, Burns now has 18 wins and 3 losses. It was his 14th UFC bout.

Aside from Brazil, 11 other countries were represented at “UFC Fight Night 170” namely Bosnia and Herzegovina, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, Mexico, Peru, Russia, Sweden, Ukraine, the United States and Venezuela. Burns and Maia were among the 12 hometown fighters.

In the main event of the evening, Charles “Do Bronx” Oliveira, 30, of Guarua, Sao Paulo, Brazil submitted Kevin “The Motown Phenom” Lee, 27, of Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA via guillotine choke. They battled it out at a catch weight of 158.5 lbs with Mike Beltran as the referee.

Before “UFC Fight Night 170,” Burns defeated 10 UFC opponents. They were Andreas Stahl, Christos Giagos, Alex Oliveira, Lukasz Sajewski, Jason Saggo, Dan Moret, Olivier Aubin-Mercier, Mike Davis, Alexey Kunchenko and Gunnar Nelson.

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