Gilbert Burns lastly has an opponent for his subsequent combat after ‘Durinho’ revealed in a current interview with MMA Junkie that he and Jorge Masvidal have ‘verbally agreed’ to combat.
Burns is trying to bounce again from a grueling unanimous choice loss to Khamzat Chimaev at UFC 273 that noticed each fighters choose up a $50,000 Struggle of the Night time bonus after entertaining followers in a wild back-and-forth combat at Jacksonville’s VyStar Veterans Memorial Enviornment this previous April.
Burns doesn’t have a date for his subsequent combat, however the Brazilian hopes to combat Masvidal at UFC 283 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The PPV, scheduled to happen in January, will mark the UFC’s first journey to Brazil in over two years, because the premiere combat promotion hasn’t hosted an occasion in Brazil since March 2020, pre-pandemic.
“Nothing accomplished but – loads of talks in regards to the combat with Masvidal – he verbally agreed. I did too,” Burns mentioned. “They’re simply determining the date. No date but. November was too shut, … so December or January. At the very least I do know I’ve an opponent. Simply determining the date proper now.”
“No. 1 can be MSG in November, however then he mentioned no for that date,” Burns mentioned. “Now December or January, I can wait like 20 extra days to go to Brazil. I’m trying ahead to go to the Brazil card.”
Masvidal, the UFC BMF champ, is desperately in search of a win after dropping his final three fights to Kamaru Usman (twice) and Colby Covington. ‘Gamebred’ is at the moment #9 within the UFC welterweight rankings, whereas Burns is #4.