Late 2021
Potentially

Potential contest
5 rounds contest @ Welterweight
20-5-0
20-3-0

Belts on The Line

UFC Welterweight

The tape

36
Age
31
5' 10" / 178 cm
Height
6' 2" / 188 cm
70.9" / 180 cm
Reach
74" / 188 cm

Full record

UD 3UD 3KO 3UD 5KO 1
Form
KO 5UD 5NCUD 5SD 3
20
Wins
20
6
By KO
7
30
KO%
35
8
By Sub
3
40
SUB%
15
5
Losses
3
2
Stopped
0
0
Tapped
0
0
Draws
0
2012
Debut
2011
25
Bouts
24
52
Rounds
67
3 hours, 45 minutes
Fight Time
5 hours, 3 minutes

Current rankings @ Welterweight

5
UFC
-
-
Bellator
-
5
Tapology
1

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 20 wins, 5 loses and 0 draws, 6 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 8 by submission.

Leon Edwards would make his way to the cage with a record of 20 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 35% knock out percentage over Burns' 30%.

If the fight goes to the ground, their records suggest Burns would have a large advantage over Edwards, boasting at 40% submission rate over Edwards' 15%.

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 15 less professional rounds, 52 to Edwards' 67.

Burns vs Edwards form

Burns has beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going to the judges twice.

In his last fight, he lost to 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.

Previous to that, 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.

Going into that contest, 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.

Before that, 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.

He had defeated Demian Maia at UFC on ESPN+ 28 on 14th March 2020 by knockout in the 1st round at Ginásio Nilson Nelson, Brasilia, Brazil.

Edwards has beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going the distance 3 times.

In his last fight, he won against 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.

Previous to that, 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.

Going into that contest, 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.

Before that, 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.

He had beat Gunnar Nelson at UFC on ESPN+ 5 on 16th March 2019 by split decision in their 3 round contest at 02 Arena, London, United Kingdom.

Activity check

In terms of recent activity, Gilbert Burns has been fighting more than Leon Edwards.

Gilbert Burns last fought 7 months and 20 days ago, while Leon Edwards' last outing was 3 months and 9 days ago.

Burns' last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years, 8 months and 15 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 6 months and 17 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 13 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 8 months and 27 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 20 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 4 rounds on average.

What are the odds on Burns vs Edwards?

Sorry, we couldn’t find any odds for Burns vs Edwards yet. If a contest doesn’t have odds initially after it is announced, bookmakers usually release them closer to the day of the fight.

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