Gilbert Burns stated he had a great deal of esteem and admiration for UFC Fight Night 170 competition Demian Maia. From the struggle game, admiration does not prevent you from brutally rapping out a man, however. And that is what Burns did Maia, falling the UFC superstar with a large left hook before finishing him off with cries on the floor for a first-round TKO.
Facing an empty stadium in Brasilia, Brazil as a consequence of the worldwide coronavirus pandemic, Burns (18-3) needed to endure the dangerous floor sport of Maia (28-10) multiple occasions after being accepted to the canvas. Since Maia took Burns’ back and tried to transition into a full bracket, Burns slipped out and climbed back to his toes. Seconds later, a sweeping left hook from Burns place Maia on his spine. Burns posed with his hands raised, however, the referee didn’t stop the battle, forcing Burns to leap on top and shed a flurry of punches to bring the struggle to a close.
Burns paid his respect for Maia following the triumph, even trying to play matchmaker for his fellow Brazilian.
“I have been after this man through his entire career,” Burns said after his triumph. “I have huge respect and respect, he is a future Hall of Famer. I expect Demian gets a large struggle. Anderson Silva second, I really hope they give him a rematch.”
Burns extended his winning streak to five struggles together with the triumph, making a powerful case for being put at the top 10 in 170 lbs. With this status, he’s calling out some significant game in the welterweight division.
“I predict next,” Burns explained. You gont find me. You are lucky we are on ESPN.”