Gilbert Burns is a UFC welterweight star who is known for his stellar grappling abilities, and here is all you need to know about him including his net worth, salary, records and endorsements
Gilbert Burns facts
|Birth Place||Niteroi, Rio De Janeiro, Brazil|
|Father’s Name||Herbert Sr.|
|Mother’s Name||Tania Burns|
|Net Worth (2023)||$1.8 million (estimated)|
|Last Fight Earnings||$216,000|
|Date of Birth||July 20, 1986|
|MMA Debut||January 28, 2012|
|Achievements||Number 2 ranked UFC welterweight – fought for the title once|
|Children||Pedro Brenaiah Burns and Joshua Burns|
|Endorsements||Timi Fit, RVCA, PSO-RITE|
|Social Media||Instagram, Twitter|
Gilbert Burns is one of the toughest welterweights in the UFC. Burns will soon be taking on Belal Muhammad in the co-main event of UFC 288 on May 6, 2023.
Gilbert Burns Net Worth
Gilbert Burns has a net worth of approximately $1.8 million. His biggest payday surprisingly came in a losing cause when his loss against Kamaru Usman at UFC 258 fetched him a whopping $380,000. He also took home $366,000 in his defeat against Khamzat Chimaev.
His other big paydays include his victory over Tyron Woodley in May 2020, which got him a stunning $228,000. For his knockout win over Demian Maia which was again in 2020, he earned $160,000.
On debut, Burns beat Andreas Stahl and took home a decent $16,000. His total career earnings in the UFC alone amount to $1.55 million.
Gilbert Burns MMA Career and UFC record
Gilbert Burns made his MMA debut in February 2012 in a promotion called Crown Fighting Championships.
He then moved to his home country where he fought in several promotions. And, by May 2014, he was 7-0 up in his MMA career.
This got him a chance in the UFC. And he made his UFC debut on the 26th of July in 2014. He faced Andreas Stahl and earned a comfortable unanimous decision victory. Following his win he moved to the lightweight division after starting out as a welterweight.
His first defeat in the UFC, came at the hands of Rashid Magomedov in November 2015. He then bounced back with a victory over Lukasz Sajewski.
Burns once again faced a setback as he lost to Michael Prazeres in his next fight.
By April 2018, Burns had an impressive record of 13 wins and 2 losses. He had never been finished until then.
Then came Dan Hooker. Burns was knocked out cold by a flurry of punches from Hooker at UFC 226, which was a huge setback in his career.
Durinho showed remarkable bouncebackability, as he stitched 6 consecutive victories, while also returning to the welterweight division in his 19th fight.
His 6 fight win streak came to an end when he lost to Kamaru Usman at UFC 258, in a failed bid to capture the welterweight title.
He then lost to Khamzat Chimaev in April 2022 before getting a win over Neil Magny and Jorge Masvidal in January and April 2023 respectively.
Burns’ MMA record currently stands at 22 wins and just 5 losses.
Gilbert Burns Family and Endorsements
Gilbert Burns was born on the 20th of July in 1986 to parents Herbert Sr. and Tania Burns. He holds a second-degree black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, which explains his exceptional grappling abilities.
Burns is married to Bruna Burns whom he met during jiu-jitsu training sessions. The pair married in August 2012.
Bruna is a professional fighter herself and won a black belt at the National Champ Awards in 2012. She is currently a trainer at Burns’ Academy of Combat Club.
The pair have two sons named Pedro Brenaiah Burns and Joshua Burns.
As for his endorsements, Burns has deals with several brands. He endorses Timi Fit which is a global competitive fitness app. He has a deal with PSO-RITE which provides Body Massage Tools.
FAQs about Gilbert Burns
Gilbert Burns is Brazilian.
Gilbert Burns is 36 years old.
Gilbert Burns has 20 wins and just 5 losses in his MMA career.
Gilbert Burns’ last loss was against Khamzat Chimaev in April 2022.
Gilbert Burns’ nickname is Durinho.
Yes, Gilbert Burns is married. He married Bruna Burns in 2012.
Gilbert Burns has two sons Pedro Brenaiah Burns and Joshua Burns.
More UFC news
- Kamaru Usman shares just how he felt after wrapping UFC title around his father’s waist
- Kamaru Usman open to Middleweight move after UFC 261 but on one condition
- Chael Sonnen claims there is something wrong with Jon Jones after latest training videos
Follow our dedicated UFC page for instant UFC news and updates