Gilbert Burns Turned out to be better than that Stephen Thompson Well UFC264. In the battle between the two former rivals for the title, Brazil won by a unanimous decision.
The players started the fight very calmly and carefully, shooting only single wins in the first minute. Eventually, Burns made a dive into the downgrade. The Brazilian pushed Wonderboy into the net in an attempt to gain an advantage at the clinic. After a long confrontation, Gilbert was able to move the move to the ground. Burns found himself in a half bay from which he could break the Americans. Thompson was able to get his feet back, but Burns was restrained under the net. In the final seconds of the round, Gilbert started the attack with a series of punches, to which Stephen responded with a high kick.
In the second round, Thompson got more and more ground. “Wonderboy” was hit by long-range kicks, preventing Burns from charging effective fees. The fight was fought at low speed and neither player took unnecessary risks. Gilbert pressed forward with strong hooks, but Stephen worked well on his legs and hit straight. Burns gave a hint of a failed attempt. Thompson looked great on stand-up, but finally allowed himself to be brought to the ground half a minute before the end of the second edition.
The stand-up fight was ordered by Stephen. The American was more and more active, he was able to distract his opponent with a kick, but Burns responded and there was an open exchange. After some success on both sides, Burns went into the clinic. In the middle of the round, Brazil knocked out its opponent and took a side position. Turinho was in control of the ground, constantly giving Thompson a short blow to the head and torso. After three rounds, the judges unanimously declared Gilbert Burns the winner.
170 lb: Gilbert Burns Stephen Thompson by room of consensus (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
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