“Thank you Burns family”- Alexandre Pantoja Expresses Gratitude to Gilbert Burns’ Family Following UFC 290 Victory


Alexandre Pantoja Expresses Gratitude to Gilbert Burns’ Family Following UFC 290 Victory

After his thrilling victory at UFC 290, Alexandre Pantoja took to Instagram to express his gratitude towards the Burns family for their unwavering support. Pantoja’s heartfelt comment conveyed his admiration for Gilbert Burns and highlighted the strong bond between their families. He acknowledged the similarity in their moral values, which further strengthens their friendship.

Gilbert Burns

Pantoja’s performance in the octagon was remarkable as he clinched the UFC flyweight championship title by defeating Brandon Moreno in a split decision. In the first round, Pantoja aggressively attacked Moreno, aiming to finish the fight early by delivering significant strikes that caused a cut and knockdown. However, Moreno made a strong comeback in the second round, utilizing his jab effectively and leveling the playing field.

The remainder of the fight showcased an intense battle, with Moreno displaying superior striking skills and Pantoja finding success in grappling exchanges. As the final bell rang, the outcome hung in the balance, leaving viewers uncertain about the judges’ verdict. Ultimately, Pantoja emerged victorious, securing the title and becoming Brazil’s second UFC flyweight champion, thereby reclaiming Brazil’s presence in the championship category.

The fight between Pantoja and Moreno was a sensational display of skill and determination, and it left fans eagerly anticipating a potential rematch between these fierce rivals in the future. Under a post by Burns, Pantoja wrote:

“You guys are amazing, thank you Burns family, we wouldn’t be so happy without you in our lives! Brother I have a huge admiration for you. And knowing that our moral values ​​are similar unites this friendship even more!”

UFC 290 results

  • Alexander Volkanovski defeats Yair Rodriguez by TKO (strikes) at 4:19 of Round 3
  • Alexandre Pantoja (48-47, 48-47) defeats Brandon Moreno (46-49) by split decision
  • Dricus Du Plessis defeats Robert Whittaker by TKO, Round 2, 2:23
  • Dan Hooker (29-28, 29-28) defeats Jalin Turner (29-28) by split decision 
  • Bo Nickal defeats Val Woodburn by KO (strikes) at 0:38 of Round 1
  • Robbie Lawler defeats Niko Price by knockout (punches) at 0:38 of Round 1
  • Tatsuro Taira (29-27, 29-27, 29-27) defeats Edgar Chairez by unanimous decision
  • Denise Gomes defeats Yazmin Jauregui by TKO, Round 1, :20
  • Alonzo Menifield defeats Jimmy Crute by Submission, Guillotine Choke, Round 2, 1:55
  • Vitor Petrino defeats Marcin Prachnio by Submission, Head & Arm Choke, Round 3, 3:42
  • Cameron Saaiman defeats Terrence Mitchell by TKO, Round 1, 3:10
  • Jesus Aguilar defeats Shannon Ross by Knockout (right hand) at 0:17 of Round 1
  • Esteban Ribovics (29-28, 29-28, 29-28) defeats Kamuela Kirk by unanimous decision

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