UFC Fight Night: Gilbert Burns beats Tyron Woodley

Yolanda Curtis
June 2, 2020

In the co-main event, heavyweight Augusto Sakai of Brazil earned a split decision over Bulgarian Blagoy Ivanov.

But he looked lethargic in losing to Usman and didn't look much better on Saturday after getting beaten in all phases by Burns.

The event was held without fans at the UFC Apex, a small gym with broadcast facilities on the promotion's corporate campus. I'm hungry and I said I can fight in June, July, book me a fight. After defeating the No. 1-ranked Woodley, Burns called for a title fight, challenging his training partner and current champion Kamaru Usman.

"I trained so hard for this fight, I knew I could do it, I was calling these guys out for a reason", Burns told ESPN after his win. I just know I've got to trust God. "I felt like, if it wasn't based on rounds, I knew that I beat him up more than he beat me up", Quarantillo said after his victory. You saw a dominant performance against a former champion.


"It feels so good", Dern said.

"Come on I love the champ my training partner Kamaru Usman but come on give me a shot". A lot of respect, a lot of love for you, but I think I'm next. "I don't have a scratch".

But Burns kept up the pace and continued to outstrike Woodley throughout the second and third round.

Those blows opened a major gash over Woodley's left eye and almost ended the fight early. He hurt "The Chosen One" early and did so on several occasions throughout the fight.


Meanwhile, Woodley said it simply wasn't his night.

Even in the final minute of the final round, when all he had to do was make it to the end of the fight to guarantee himself a victory, he was moving forward and picking Woodley apart on the feet.

The back-and-forth affair between Billy Quarantillo and Spike Carlyle at UFC on ESPN 9 was a popular choice for "Fight of the Night" for many observers. Two-division champion Amanda Nunes' featherweight title defense against Canada's Felicia Spencer headlines the pay-per-view card. What I really want next - (UFC president) Dana (White) keeps talking about we're the first sport that was back during this whole pandemic, and we're going to be the first sport to come back with a crowd.


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