Stats & Records
Wins by Knockout
Wins by Submission
First Round Finishes
- Sig. Strikes Landed
- Sig. Strikes Attempted
- Takedowns Landed
- Takedowns Attempted
- Sig. Str. Defense is the percentage of significant strikes attempted against a fighter that do not land.
- Takedown defense is the percentage of takedowns attempted against a fighter that do not land.
- Knockdown Avg. is the average number of knockdowns per 15 Minutes window.
Sig. Str. By Position
Sig. Str. by target
Win by Method
- Nickname means “Little tough one”
- Pro since 2012
- Nine wins by submission (3 RNC, 5 armbar, arm triangle), six by knockout
- 11 first round finishes
- Has won 11 of his last 15
UFC 288 (5/6/23) Burns lost a five round unanimous decision to Belal Muhammad
UFC 287 (4/8/23) Burns won a three round unanimous decision over Jorge Masvidal
UFC 283 (1/21/23) Burns submitted Neil Magny via arm triangle choke at 4:15 of the first round
UFC 273 (4/9/22) Burns lost a three round unanimous decision to Khamzat Chimaev
UFC 264 (7/10/21) Burns won a three round unanimous decision over Stephen Thompson
UFC 258 (2/13/21) Burns was stopped by Kamaru Usman via strikes at :34 of the third round in a fight for the UFC welterweight title
UFC on ESPN (5/30/20) Burns won a five round unanimous decision over Tyron Woodley
UFC Fight Night (3/14/20) Burns stopped Demian Maia via strikes at 2:34 of the first round
UFC Fight Night (9/28/19) Burns won a three round unanimous decision over Gunnar Nelson
UFC Fight Night (8/10/19) Burns won a three round unanimous decision over Aleksei Kunchenko
UFC Fight Night (4/27/19) Burns submitted Mike Davis via rear naked choke at 4:16 of the second round
UFC 231 (12/8/18) Burns won a three round unanimous decision over Olivier Aubin-Mercier
UFC 226 (7/6/18) Burns was knocked out by Dan Hooker at 2:28 of the first round
UFC on FOX (4/14/18) Burns knocked out Dan Moret at :59 of the second round
UFC Fight Night (9/16/17) Burns knocked out Jason Saggo at 4:55 of the second round
UFC Fight Night (9/24/16) Burns lost a three round unanimous decision to Michel Prazeres
UFC Fight Night (7/7/16) Burns submitted Lukasz Sajewski via armbar at 4:57 of the first round
UFC Fight Night (11/7/15) Burns lost a three round unanimous decision to Rashid Magomedov
UFC Fight Night (3/21/15) Burns submitted Alex Oliveira via armbar at 4:14 of the third round
UFC 179 (10/25/14) Burns submitted Christos Giagos via armbar at 4:57 of the first round
UFC on FOX (7/26/14) Burns won a three round unanimous decision over Andreas Stahl
When and why did you start training for fighting? I started jiu-jitsu in 1998 when I was 12 years old, and started MMA in 2011.
What ranks and titles have you held? 2nd place in No Gi IBJJF World Rankings (Middleweight) and 4-time World Jiu-Jitsu champion.
What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? It’s a privilege and a dream come true. It’s an important accomplished goal and I’m looking forward to winning the belt, because that’s the main goal.
Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? I studied Physical Education but did not graduate.
What was your job before you started fighting? I used to work at a car wash. I also worked as a tire repairman and worked at an office running errands.
If any, list ranks in any martial arts styles: Third degree black belt in Jiu-Jitsu
Favorite grappling technique: Armbar
Favorite Striking technique: Spinning kick