Gilbert Burns Biography

Gilbert Burns

Quick Facts Of Gilbert Burns

Celebrated Name Gilbert Burns
Age 34 Years
Nick Name Durinho
Birth Name Gilbert Alexander Pontes
Birth Date 1986-07-20
Gender Male
Profession MMA Fighter

Gilbert Alexander Pontes Burns, professionally known as Gilbert Burns in a Brazilian professional mixed martial artist and submission grappler. He is signed to the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) and competes in its welterweight division. He previously fought in the lightweight division. He was ranked No. 2 in the UFC Welterweight rankings, as of September 2020. As of October 2020, he has compiled a record of 19-3 record.

As a grappler, he won three World Champions and also won a gold medal in the World Cup. 

What is Gilbert Burns Famous For?

  • Three-time World champion as a grappler. 

Gilbert Burns parents

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Where is Gilbert Burns From?

Gilbert Burns was born on 20 July 1986. His birth name is Gilbert Alexander Pontes Burns. His birth place is in Niteroi, Rio de Janeiro in Brazil. He holds Brazilian nationality. He belongs to Mixed ethnicity and his zodiac sign is Cancer. He was born to a father, Herbert Burns, and a mother, Tania Burns. He has a brother named Herbert Burns. His brother is also MMA Fighter who fights in the UFC.

Gilbert Burns Grappling Career

  • Burns started training at the Academia Associacao Oriente, an affiliate of Nova Uniao led by Welton Ribeiro. 
  • He then trained with Nova Uniao until the 2007 World Championship. 
  • He finished second in the 2007 IBJJF World championship.
  • He won the silver medal at the World Jiu-Jitsu Championship in 2009.
  • He reached the semifinals of the European Open in January 2010. 
  • He defeated heavy favorite Celso Venicius at the World Pro Cup trials. 
  • He won the World Cup finals in Abu Dhabi in 2010.
  • He also won the Brazilian Nationals in 2010. 
  • He won the gold medal in the 2011 World Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Championships in 2011.
  • He won the bronze medal at Abu Dhabi Submission Wrestling Championships in 2015. 

Gilbert Burns Grappling

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Grappling Honors

2015

  • 3rd place, bronze medalist(s) ADCC World Third placer

2013

  • 1st place, gold medalist(s) IBJJF No-gi World Champion

2011

  • 1st place, gold medalist(s) IBJJF Gi World Champion

2010

  • 1st place, gold medalist(s) IBJJF No-gi World Champion
  • 1st place, gold medalist(s) ADWPJJC World Cup Champion
  • 1st place, gold medalist(s) UAEJJF Abu Dhabi Pro Champion
  • 1st place, gold medalist(s) CBJJ Brazilian National Champion

2009

  • 2nd place, silver medalist(s) IBJJF Gi World Runner-up
  • 1st place, gold medalist(s) CBJJE Brazilian Cup Champion
  • 3rd place, bronze medalist(s) IBJJF European Open Third placer

2007

  • 2nd place, silver medalist(s) IBJJF World Runner-up

Gilbert Burns MMA Career

  • Burn decided to pursue an MMA career after winning the 2011 Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Championships. 
  • He made his professional MMA debut in January 2012. 
  • He was named the head grappling coach for Team Vitor in the first season of The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil in 2012. 
  • Burns made his UFC debut on 26 July 2014 at UFC on Fox 12 against Andreas Stahl. He won his debut fight via unanimous decision. 
  • He won his first Performance of the Night bonus after defeating Christos Giagos at UFC 179. 
  • He earned his second Performance of the Night bonus at UFC Fight Night 62 when he defeated Alex Oliveira via submission. 
  • He faced his first loss in his MMA career at UFC Fight Night 77. He lost the fight via unanimous decision to Rashid Magomedov. 
  • He suffered a knockout loss for the first time in his MMA career when he was knocked out by Dan Hooker at UFC 226. 
  • He was scheduled to face Kamaru Usman for the UFC Welterweight Championship at UFC 251. However, he was removed from the fight after he tested positive for COVID-19.
  • They were rescheduled to fight at UFC 256. However, Usman pulled from the bout citing more time needed to recover from undisclosed injuries. 
  • As of October 2020, he has compiled a record of 19 wins out of 22 fights. 
  • He ranks at No. 2 in the UFC welterweight rankings. 
  • As of October 2020, he has earned 4 Performance of the Night bonuses. 

Gilbert Burns wife

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Gilbert Burns Wife

Gilbert Burns is a married man. He is married to Burna Burns. The couple got married in August 2012. They have 2 children together. More details about Burns' personal life will be updated soon.  

Gilbert Burns family

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Gilbert Burns Height

Gilbert Burns stands at a height of 1.78 m i.e. 5 feet and 10 inches tall. He has a body weight of 170 lbs i.e. 77 kg. He has an athletic body build. He has a reach of 71 inches. His eye color is dark brown and his hair color is black. His sexual orientation is straight. 

Gilbert Burns Net Worth

Gilbert Burns earns from his professional career as an MMA fighter. His income comes from contracts, salaries, and bonuses from his fights. He has earned four Performance of the Night Bonuses so far. His net worth is not available at present. 

Did You Know?

  • He previously fought in the lightweight division from 2012 to 2019.
  • He has a 2nd-degree black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.
  • He formerly represented team Blackzillians.
  • When Burns was young, his father offered to fix his customer's car in trade for three months of jiu-jitsu lessons for all of his boys.
  • He is coached by Henri Hooft and Neil Melanson.
  • He defeated Alexey Kunchenko at UFC on ESPN+14, marking Kunchenko's first loss in his career.