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Gilbert Burns vs Leon Edwards preview
When is Burns vs Edwards?
Gilbert Burns could potentially face the challenge of Leon Edwards, in Late 2021.
The fight would take place over 5 rounds in the Welterweight division, which means the weight limit would be 170 pounds (12.1 stone or 77.1 KG).
Burns vs Edwards stats
Gilbert Burns would step into the octagon with a record of 21 wins, 5 loses and 0 draws, 6 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 9 by submission.
Leon Edwards would make his way to the cage with a record of 21 wins, 3 loses and 0 draws, with 7 of those wins by knock out and 3 by submission.
The stats suggest Edwards would have a slight advantage in power over Burns, with a 33% knock out percentage over Burns' 29%.
If the fight goes to the ground, their records suggest Burns would have a large advantage over Edwards, boasting at 43% submission rate over Edwards' 14%.
Gilbert Burns is the older man by 5 years, at 36 years old.
Edwards has a height advantage of 4 inches over Burns. This also extends to a 3-inch reach advantage.
Burns' experience as a professional fighter is currently relatively equal to Edwards', having had 2 more fights, and made his debut in 2012, 7 months later than Edwards, whose first professional fight was in 2011. He has fought 19 less professional rounds, 53 to Edwards' 72.
Burns vs Edwards form
Gilbert Burns has beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight, he won against Neil Magny at UFC 283 on 21st January 2023 by in the 1st round at Jeunesse Arena, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by Khamzat Chimaev at UFC 273 on 9th April 2022 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena, Jacksonville, United States.
Going into that 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.
Before that, he had lost to 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.
He had beat Tyron Woodley at UFC Vegas 1 on 30th May 2020 by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
Edwards has beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going the distance 3 times.
In his last fight, he defeated Kamaru Usman at UFC 286 on 18th March 2023 by majority decision in their UFC Welterweight championship fight at o2 Arena, London, United Kingdom.
Previous to that, he had defeated Kamaru Usman at UFC 278 on 20th August 2022 by knockout in the 5th round in their UFC Welterweight championship fight at Vivint Arena, Salt Lake City, United States.
Going into that contest, he had won against Nate Diaz at UFC 263 on 12th June 2021 by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest at Gila River Arena, Glendale.
Before that, he had won against Belal Muhammad at UFC Vegas 21 on 13th March 2021 by unanimous decision in the 2nd round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
He had defeated Rafael dos Anjos at UFC on ESPN 4 on 20th July 2019 by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest at AT&T Center, San Antonio.
In terms of recent activity, Gilbert Burns has been fighting more than Leon Edwards.
Gilbert Burns last fought 2 months and 3 days ago, while Leon Edwards' last outing was 6 days ago.
Burns' last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years, 9 months and 22 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 6 months and 24 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 15 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 3 rounds on average.
Edwards' last 5 fights have come over a period of 3 years, 8 months and 4 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 8 months and 25 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 22 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 4.4 rounds on average.
What are the odds on Burns vs Edwards?
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