Summer 2024
Potentially

Potential contest
5 rounds contest @ Welterweight
22-6-0
22-3-0

Belts on The Line

UFC Welterweight

The tape

37
Age
32
5' 10" / 178 cm
Height
6' 2" / 188 cm
70.9" / 180 cm
Reach
74" / 188 cm

Full record

UD 5UD 3SUB 1UD 3UD 3
Form
UD 5MD 5KO 5UD 5NC
22
Wins
22
6
By KO
7
27
KO%
32
9
By Sub
3
41
SUB%
14
6
Losses
3
2
Stopped
0
0
Tapped
0
0
Draws
0
2012
Debut
2011
28
Bouts
26
61
Rounds
77
4 hours, 29 minutes
Fight Time
5 hours, 53 minutes

Current rankings @ Welterweight

4
UFC
-
-
Bellator
-
4
Tapology
1

Gilbert Burns vs Leon Edwards preview

When is Burns vs Edwards?

Gilbert Burns could potentially face the challenge of Leon Edwards, in Summer 2024.

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 22 wins, 6 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 22 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 32% knock out percentage over Burns' 27%.

If the fight goes to the ground, their records suggest Burns would have a large advantage over Edwards, boasting at 41% submission rate over Edwards' 14%.

Gilbert Burns is the older man by 5 years, at 37 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 3 more fights, and made his debut in 2012, 7 months later than Edwards, whose first professional fight was in 2011. He has fought 16 less professional rounds, 61 to Edwards' 77.

Burns vs Edwards form

Gilbert Burns has beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents.

In his last fight, he lost to Belal Muhammad at UFC 288 on 6th May 2023 by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest at Prudential Center, Newark, United States.

Previous to that, he had won against Jorge Masvidal at UFC 287 on 8th April 2023 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Miami-Dade Arena, Miami.

Going into that contest, he had beat Neil Magny at UFC 283 on 21st January 2023 by unanimous decision in the 1st round at Jeunesse Arena, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Before 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.

He had defeated Stephen Thompson at UFC 264 on 10th July 2021 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at T-Mobile Arena, 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 won against Colby Covington at UFC 296 on 16th December 2023 by unanimous decision in their UFC Welterweight championship fight at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, United States.

Previous to that, he had won against Kamaru Usman at UFC 286 on 18th March 2023 by majority decision in their UFC Welterweight championship fight at o2 Arena, London, United Kingdom.

Going into that contest, 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.

Before that, he had beat Nate Diaz at UFC 263 on 12th June 2021 by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest at Gila River Arena, Glendale.

He had beat Belal Muhammad at UFC Vegas 21 on 13th March 2021 by unanimous decision in the 2nd round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.

Activity check

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

Gilbert Burns last fought 9 months and 22 days ago, while Leon Edwards' last outing was 2 months and 12 days ago.

Burns' last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years, 7 months and 18 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 6 months and 11 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 2 years, 11 months and 15 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 7 months and 4 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?

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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