Gilbert Burns defeats Tyron Woodley at UFC Vegas
Gilbert Burns scores a unanimous decision against Tyron Woodley at UFC Vegas / Pic: UFCNews Twitter

Gilbert Burns secured his sixth win in a row, when he defeated Tyron Woodley at UFC Fight Night in Las Vegas on May 31 (AEST). The pair of welterweights went a full five-round distance, which served as the headliner of the show.

The encounter saw domination from the opening round, courtesy of Burns. Within the first five minutes former 170-pound champion “T-Wood” received a cut above his left eye.

Further in the fight, the contest saw takedowns, overhands, hooks and all-round flurry of strikes. In the end Burns was awarded a unanimous decision: 50-45, 50-44, 50-44.

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In addition to the win, Gilbert Burns updated his record to 19-3. He made the second successful appearance inside the Octagon this year, after he knocked Demian Maia out in the first round in March.

Tyron Woodley dropped to 19-5-1. The outing was his first fight since March 2019 when he suffer the defeated by unanimous decision and lost the belt against the current UFC welterweight champion Kamaru Usman.

The complete fight results from UFC Vegas can be found here.

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