Gilbert Burns made his first Octagon appearance in nine months earlier tonight (Saturday, January 21, 2023) at UFC 283 live on ESPN+ PPV from inside the Jeunesse Arena in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. . “Durinho” met veteran welterweight Neil Magny on the PPV main card and ended up scoring a first-round submission (arm-triangle choke).
Burns and Magny traded on their feet for a few minutes before Burns landed a slamming takedown. Magny did well early on to use his length to defend, but Burns is too tricky on the court. He finally got a full mount and fought his way into a triangle arm choke. Magny hung on for as long as he could, but ended up hitting.
Check out the final moments below courtesy of UFC/ESPN:
Burns, 36, was coming off a Fight of the Year loss to Khamzat Chimaev in April 2022, so he needed to get back to winning ways this weekend on home soil. Magny is a seasoned fighter who causes the most trouble, but Burns was successful with the veteran on his way to a standout performance.
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