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Who won Burns vs Maia?
Gilbert Burns beat Demian Maia by during the co-main event of UFC on ESPN+ 28, on Saturday 14th March 2020 at Ginásio Nilson Nelson in Brasilia.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Gilbert Burns.
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 Maia stats
Gilbert Burns stepped into the octagon with a record of 17 wins, 3 loses and 0 draws, 5 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 8 by submission.
Demian Maia made his way to the cage with a record of 28 wins, 9 loses and 0 draws, with 3 of those wins by knock out and 14 by submission.
The stats suggested Burns had an advantage in power over Maia, with a 29% knock out percentage over Maia's 11%.
If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Maia had a slight advantage over Burns, with a 50% submission rate over Burns' 47%.
Gilbert Burns was the younger man by 9 years, at 37 years old.
Maia had a height advantage of 3 inches over Burns. That also extended to a 1-inch reach advantage.
Burns was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 17 fewer fights, and made his debut in 2012, 10 year and 4 months later than Maia, whose first professional fight was in 2001. He had fought 32 less professional rounds, 61 to Maia's 93.
Burns vs Maia form
Gilbert Burns had beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had beat Jorge Masvidal at UFC 287 on 8th April 2023 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Miami-Dade Arena, Miami, United States.
Previous to that, 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.
Going into that contest, 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.
Before 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.
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.
Demian Maia had beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight before this contest, he had beat Ben Askren at UFC on ESPN+ 20 on 26th October 2019 by submission in the 3rd round at Singapore Indoor Stadium, Kallang, Singapore.
Previous to that, he had beat Anthony Rocco Martin at UFC on ESPN 3 on 29th June 2019 by majority decision in their 3 round contest at Target Center, Minneapolis, United States.
Going into that contest, he had defeated Lyman Good at UFC on ESPN+ 2 on 2nd February 2019 by submission in the 1st round at Centro de Formacao Olimpica do Nordeste, Fortaleza, Brazil.
Before that, he had been beaten by Kamaru Usman at UFC Fight Night 129 on 19th May 2018 by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest at Movistar Arena, Santiago, Chile.
He had lost to Colby Covington at UFC Fight Night 119 on 28th October 2017 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Ibirapuera Gymnasium, Sao Paulo, Brazil.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Gilbert Burns had been fighting more than Demian Maia.
Going to this contest, Gilbert Burns had last fought 8 months ago, while Demian Maia's last outing had been 4 years, 1 month and 12 days ago.
Burns' last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 9 months and 25 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 6 months and 24 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 13 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.6 rounds on average.
Maia's last 5 fights had come over a period of 6 years, 1 month and 10 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 2 months and 22 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 15 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3 rounds on average.
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