Apr 08 2023
Saturday

Miami-Dade Arena, Miami, United States

Co-Main Event
3 rounds contest @ Welterweight
21-5-0
UD 3

Score cards

  • 30-27
  • 30-27
  • 29-28
UD 3
35-16-0

The tape

37
Age
39
5' 10" / 178 cm
Height
5' 11" / 180 cm
70.9" / 180 cm
Reach
72.8" / 185 cm

Tape record

SUBUDUDKOUD
Form
UDKOUDKOKO
21
Wins
35
6
By KO
16
29
KO%
46
9
By SUB
2
43
SUB%
6
5
Loses
16
2
Stopped
2
0
Tapped
2
0
Draws
0
2012
Debut
2003
26
Bouts
51
53
Rounds
130
3 hours, 49 minutes
Fight Time
10 hours, 4 minutes

Tape rankings @ Welterweight

5
UFC
11
-
Bellator
-
4
Tapology
12

Gilbert Burns vs Jorge Masvidal report

Who won Burns vs Masvidal?

Gilbert Burns beat Jorge Masvidal by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest during the co-main event of UFC 287, on Saturday 8th April 2023 at Miami-Dade Arena in Miami.

The scorecards were announced as 30-27, 30-27, 29-28 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 Masvidal stats

Gilbert Burns stepped 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.

Jorge Masvidal made his way to the cage with a record of 35 wins, 16 loses and 0 draws, with 16 of those wins by knock out and 2 by submission.

The stats suggested Masvidal had an advantage in power over Burns, with a 46% knock out percentage over Burns' 29%.

If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Burns had a massive advantage over Masvidal, boasting at 43% submission rate over Masvidal's 6%.

Gilbert Burns was the younger man by 2 years, at 37 years old.

Masvidal had a height advantage of 1 inch over Burns. That also extended to a 2-inch reach advantage.

Burns was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 25 fewer fights, and made his debut in 2012, 8 year and 8 months later than Masvidal, whose first professional fight was in 2003. He had fought 72 less professional rounds, 61 to Masvidal's 133.

Burns vs Masvidal form

Gilbert Burns had beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents.

In his last fight before this contest, he had beat 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 beat 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 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.

Jorge Masvidal had stopped 2 of his last 5 opponents.

In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had lost to Colby Covington at UFC 272 on 5th March 2022 by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, United States.

Previous to that, he had been beaten by Kamaru Usman at UFC 261 on 24th April 2021 by knockout in the 2nd round in their UFC Welterweight championship fight at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena, Jacksonville.

Going into that contest, he had lost to Kamaru Usman at UFC 251 on 11th July 2020 by unanimous decision in their UFC Welterweight championship fight at UFC Fight Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

Before that, he had beat Nate Diaz at UFC 244 on 2nd November 2019 by knockout in the 3rd round at Madison Square Garden, New York City, United States.

He had defeated Ben Askren at UFC 239 on 6th July 2019 by knockout in the 1st round at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas.

Activity check

In terms of activity leading into the fight, Gilbert Burns had been fighting more than Jorge Masvidal.

Going to this contest, Gilbert Burns had last fought 1 year and 1 month ago, while Jorge Masvidal's last outing had been 1 year, 11 months and 16 days ago.

Burns' last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 8 months and 22 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 8 months and 29 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 15 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3 rounds on average.

Masvidal's last 5 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 7 months and 15 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 11 months and 4 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 16 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3.2 rounds on average.

What were the odds on Burns vs Masvidal?

Gilbert Burns was a 11/50 (-450) favourite going into the contest, while Jorge Masvidal made his way into the ring at 7/2 (+350) with oddsmakers.

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