UFC Fight Night: Gilbert Burns beats Tyron Woodley
Gilbert Burns dominated Tyron Woodley in an impressive UFC Fight Night main event victory on Saturday in Las Vegas. The 33-year-old was in control from the outset and was awarded a deserved unanimous decision, with the judges scoring the fight 50-45, 50-44 and 50-44 in his favor. Here are further details on the same.
Burns dominates the show against Woodley
The 38-year-old Woodley enjoyed a three-inch reach advantage, however, the 33-year-old Burns stalked him throughout, scoring two massive knockdowns. Burns knocked Woodley down in the opening minute, using a right uppercut, a right knee and a then flurry of punches. Those blows opened a major gash over Woodley's left eye and nearly ended the fight early. He got punched down in the fourth round.
Dominant Burns registers six consecutive victories
Burns (19-3) has registered six consecutive victories, including four since returning to welterweight in 2019. Woodley, meanwhile, was no match for Burns in what was his first bout since losing the UFC welterweight championship to Kamaru Usman in March 2019.
I want to fight for the title, says Burns
Burns said he wants to fight for the title. "Come on I love the champ my training partner Kamaru Usman but come on give me a shot. Dana White, Hunter. Kamaru I want to fight for the title. I got respect and a lot of love for you but I think I'm next. I'm next I'm right there," said Burns to ESPN.
To be honest, I feel crappy that I lost: Woodley
Meanwhile, Woodley said it simply wasn't his night. "To be honest, I feel crappy that I lost," he said. "I didn't imagine losing to Gilbert Burns. But at the end of the day, I'm really proud of myself because mentally, I knew what I was going through in the Octagon. He gave me some hard shots."
I knew I could do it: Burns after his win
"I'm very happy," Burns said about his win. "I knew I could do it. I was calling these guys out for a reason. Not bad for a jiu-jitsu guy."