UFC 264 Full Fight Video Highlights & Photos : Gilbert Burns Vs Stephen Thompson

Watch Full Fight Video Highlights Of Gilbert Burns Vs Stephen Thompson from UFC 264 Co- Main Event On Saturday night, T-Mobile Arena Las Vegas.

Gilbert Burns picked up a unanimous decision victory over Stephen Thompson in the Co-Main event of UFC 264 on the 11th of July 2021.

Former 170 pound title challenger Gilbert Burns battles top contender Stephen Thompson in the Co-Main event of UFC 264 on Saturday night at the T-Mobile Arena.

Burns will be taking his first steps as he finds his way back to another title shot after losing via knockout to reigning UFC Welterweight champion Kamaru Usman. Burns moved quickly up the middleweight ladder and had his first title shot after just four fights in the division.

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Burns, who holds a Black Belt In Brazilian jiu-jitsu and has won Four Championships, has gradually developed into one of the most complete fighters in MMA, Successfully transitioning, taking his skills from a grappling specialist to a top contender in MMA.

Thompson on the other-hand is an excellent fighter on feet, good footwork and a purple belt in Japanese Jiu-jitsu. He has done well for himself kickboxing and has never really been tested on the mat. However, it will be surprising, if Thompson scores a knockdown of his own in this fight but what’s definite, is the fact that Burns will test his ground game in this one.

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Gilbert Burns has been able to rack up some good wins, which includes Tyron Woodley at UFC on ESPN 9, Demian Maia at UFC Fight Night 170,  Gunnar Nelson at UFC Fight Night 160, Alexey Kunchenko at UFC Fight Night 156, Alex Oliveira at UFC Fight Night 62 and Olivier Aubin-Mercier at UFC 231.

Burns has also had his fair share of losses and these came against top contenders, Rashid Magomedov at UFC Fight Night 77,  Michel Prazeres at UFC Fight Night 95, Dan Hooker at UFC 226, Kamaru Usman at UFC 258.

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Thompson had a pretty good run with big wins over Rory MacDonald at UFC Fight Night 89, Jorge Masvidal at UFC 217, Robert Whittaker at UFC 178, Vicente Luque at UFC 244, Johny Hendricks at UFC Fight Night 82 and Geoff Neal at UFC Vegas 17.

“Wonder Boy” top loses came in his fight against Matt Brown at UFC 145, Darren Till UFC Fight Night 130, Anthony Pettis (UFC Fight Night 148) and Tyron Woodley (UFC 211)

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Gilbert Burns Celebrates UFC 264
Jul 10, 2021; Las Vegas, Nevada, USA; Gilbert Burns reacts following his match against Stephen Thompson during UFC 264 at T-Mobile Arena. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

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