Miami, Florida to host ‘UFC 287’; Jorge Masvidal vs Gilbert Burns is co-main event

Jorge “Gamebred” Masvidal, 38, of Miami, Florida, United States is currently ranked the 11th challenger in the welterweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship. Ranked fifth is Gilbert “Durinho” Burns, 36, of Niterói, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

On April 8, 2023, Masvidal and Burns will co-headline “UFC 287” in Miami. In the co-main event of the evening, Alex “Poatan” Pereira, 35, of São Bernardo do Campo, São Paulo, Brazil will defend his UFC Middleweight Championship belt from former champion “The Last Stylebender” Israel Adesanya, 33, of Auckland, New Zealand.


Gilbert Burns

Born in Niteroi, Burns is currently based in Lantana, Florida. He is 5’10” tall.

Burns made his professional MMA debut in 2012. He joined the UFC in 2014.

The last time Burns fought was on January 21, 2023 at “UFC 283” in Rio de Janeiro where he submitted “The Haitian Sensation” Neil Magny, 35, of Arvada, Colorado, USA via arm-triangle choke. It improved the Brazilian MMA fighter’s professional record to 21 wins and 5 losses.


Jorge Masvidal

Masvidal is riding a three-fight losing streak. Losing to “The Nigerian Nightmare” Kamaru Usman, 35, of Fort Lauderdale, Florida on July 12, 2020 and on April 24, 2021 and to Colby “Chaos” Covington, 34, of Miami on March 5, 2022 downgraded Masvidal’s professional MMA record to 35 wins and 16 losses.

From 2003 to 2004, Masvidal won all of his first five professional MMA bouts in Fort Lauderdale. He joined the UFC in 2013.

Born and raised in Miami, Masvidal is of Cuban and Peruvian descent. He is 5’11” tall.

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