Saturday, September 23

Khamzat Chimaev defeats Gilbert Burns in welterweight fight

There are many good fights and some great fights. But Khamzat Chimaev vs. Gilbert Burns? That was a rare caliber.

At UFC 273, Chimaev (11-0 MMA, 5-0 UFC) defeated Burns (20-5 MMA, 13-5 UFC) via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28) in an all-time, all-action thriller. The welterweight bout was part of the pay-per-view main card at Vystar Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, Fla.

The first round played out as many of Chimaev’s fights have in the past. He quickly took the fight to the canvas. But unlike many of his other UFC foes, Burns was able to utilize his grappling to get back to his feet. Once there, Burns found some success with his boxing. However, Chimaev landed a massive blow that dropped Burns in the final round and split the Brazilian’s head wide open. Burns survived the onslaught but was seemingly wobbly until the end of the round.

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