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Gilbert Burns returns – targeted to face record-breaking veteran at UFC 283

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Former UFC welterweight title challenger Gilbert Burns. Photo: Per Haljestam – USA TODAY Sports

Top ranked UFC welterweight Gilbert Burns is scheduled to compete on his home turf at UFC 283 in Brazil.

According to ESPN’s Brett Okamoto, “Durinho” and No. 12 ranked veteran Neil Magny are close to agreeing on a deal to fight at the card that takes place in Rio de Janeiro on January 21.

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Gilbert Burns fought once in 2022

The 36-year-old Gilbert Burns comes from a decision loss to Khamzat Chimaev in one of the absolute wildest and best fights of the year.

The back-and-forth battle took place in April and the Brazilian has not competed since. Burns has been looking for a fight with Jorge Masvidal, and was also agreeing on Twitter with Chimaev to have a rematch in middleweight. However, now it looks like he’ll fight Magny instead.

Neil Magny comes from a submission victory over Daniel Rodriguez in November. With the victory, he passed Georges St-Pierre for the most wins in UFC welterweight history.

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Current UFC 283 fight card

*Bout order and number of fights can change.

  • Deiveson Figueiredo vs. Brandon Moreno
  • Gilbert Burns vs. Neil Magny
  • Jessica Andrade vs. Lauren Murphy
  • Gabriel Bonfim vs. Mounir Lazzez
  • Zarah Fairn vs. Josiane Nunes
  • Gregory Rodrigues vs. Brad Tavares
  • Ihor Potieria vs. Mauricio Rua
  • Paul Craig vs. Johnny Walker
  • Ismael Bonfim vs. Terrance McKinney
  • Shamil Abdurakhimov vs. Jailton Almeida
  • Guram Kutateladze vs. Thiago Moises
  • Warlley Alves vs. Nicolas Dalby

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