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Monday, Jan 06, 2020

Report: Demian Maia vs. Gilbert Burns Nearly Set

Demian Maian (photo via YouTube)

By FCF Staff

As the UFC continues to book fights for its spring schedule, it’s being reported that Demian Maia and Gilbert Burns have agreed to battle.

The welterweights have verbally agreed to fight at the UFC’s upcoming, March 14th card in Brasilia, according to a report from MMA Junkie and an initial report from Combate.

The 42-year-old Maia (28-9) choked out Ben Askren in his last outing and the vaunted grappler has won three in a row.

The 33-year-old Burns (17-3), meanwhile, recorded a decision victory over contender Gunnar Nelson in his last fight. The decorated jiu-jitsu competitor has won four straight.

Here is the line-up so far for UFC Brasilia.

Nikita Krylov vs. Johnny Walker
Jussier Formiga vs. Brandon Moreno
Amanda Ribas vs. Paige VanZant
Aleksei Kunchenko vs. Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos
Antonio Carlos Junior vs. Makhmud Muradov
Enrique Barzola vs. Rani Yahya
Veronica Macedo vs. Bea Malecki
Maryna Moroz vs. Mayra Bueno Silva
Gilbert Burns vs. Demian Maia

posted by FCF Staff @ 10:19 am
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