Tape rankings @ Welterweight
Who won Burns vs Chimaev?
Khamzat Chimaev beat Gilbert Burns by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest, during the main card of UFC 273, on Saturday 9th April 2022 at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville.
The scorecards were announced as 28-29, 28-29, 28-29 in favor of winner Khamzat Chimaev.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 3 rounds in the Welterweight division, which meant the weight limit was 170 pounds (12.1 stone or 77.1 KG).
Burns vs Chimaev stats
Gilbert Burns stepped into the ring with a record of 20 wins, 4 loses and 0 draws, 6 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 8 by submission.
Khamzat Chimaev made his way to the ring with an unblemished record of 10 wins and 0 draws, with 6 of those by knock out and 4 by submission.
The stats suggested Chimaev had a large advantage in power over Burns, boosting at 60% knock out percentage over Burns' 30%.
Gilbert Burns was the older man by 8 years, at 36 years old.
Chimaev had a height advantage of 4 inches over Burns. That also extended to a 4-inch reach advantage.
Burns was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 14 more fights, and made his debut in 2012, 6 years and 3 months earlier than Chimaev, whose first professional fight was in 2018. He had fought 36 more professional rounds, 52 to Chimaev's 16.
Burns vs Chimaev form
Burns had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going to the judges 3 times.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had won against Stephen Thompson at UFC 264 on 10th July 2021 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, United States.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by Kamaru Usman at UFC 258 on 13th February 2021 by knockout in the 3rd round in their UFC Welterweight championship fight at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
Going into that contest, he had won against Tyron Woodley at UFC Vegas 1 on 30th May 2020 by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
Before that, he had beat Demian Maia at UFC on ESPN+ 28 on 14th March 2020 by knockout in the 1st round at Ginásio Nilson Nelson, Brasilia, Brazil.
He had defeated Gunnar Nelson at UFC on ESPN+ 18 on 28th September 2019 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Royal Arena, Copenhagen, Denmark.
Burns' last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 10 months and 16 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 6 months and 29 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 15 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3 rounds on average.
Chimaev's last 3 fights had come over a period of 2 years and 19 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 8 months and 6 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 3 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 1 rounds on average.