UFC: Gilbert Burns dominates Tyron Woodley in unanimous-decision win

Joanna Estrada
June 2, 2020

Tyron Woodley has issued a statement following his loss to Gilbert Burns. It never came though and Burns came away with the unanimous decision victory (50-45, 50-44 x 2).

Burns, who is now in serious title contention with his sixth win on the bounce, was dominant from the outset and frustrated Woodley in the later rounds by engaging on his terms. A gaping cut opened in Woodley's left eyebrow in the opening minutes, and Burns again overcame Woodley's famously strong takedown defense to drop Woodley again in the second round.

Gilbert Burns of Brazil (blue gloves) reacts after his victory over Tyron Woodley (red gloves) in their welterweight fight during UFC Fight Night. 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. Woodley had reigned atop the division for almost three years, and the 38-year-old University of Missouri graduate said he dealt with depression while debating whether to stay in MMA or to pursue a music career. At the end of the day, it wasn't a situation like the Usman fight where I didn't feel like I was there.

"Dana (White) said your career is short", Dern said. I got respect and a lot of love for you but I think I'm next. I felt like I did everything right.

"I thought that was good".

He said: "I'm very happy, I knew I could do it".

"I didn't imagine losing to Gilbert Burns". "But come on, give me a shot". "I knew I could do it".

"I definitely want to take advantage that his events are off and can stay with my daughter, and (I can) train hard and fight on "Fight Island" or wherever the next fight is and get the win streak going", Dern added.

"Jiu-jitsu always is going to save me", Dern said.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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