RIO DE JANEIRO – It took Gilbert Burns nine months to find a fight, and less than five minutes to end it at UFC 283.
In the UFC 283 featured bout, Burns (21-5 MMA, 14-5 UFC) submitted Neil Magny (27-10 MMA, 20-9 UFC) by arm-triangle choke at 4:15 of Round 1. The welterweight bout was part of the pay-per-view main card at Jeunesse Arena.
After a brief feeling-out process, Burns got hold of Magny and the beginning of the end commenced. Burns elevated and dropped Magny to the canvas. Slowly but surely, Burns moved into mount. Once there, Burns quickly grabbed hold of Magny’s neck and shifted to the side, the submission locked.
After the fight, Burns said he wants a quick turnaround and called for a bout against Colby Covington.
“I want to be back very quick, and I’m going to finish everybody,” Burns yelled during his in-cage interview with Daniel Cormier. “Colby Covington, I’m coming for you.
With the victory, Burns bounces back from a closely contested Fight of the Year candidate loss against Khamzat Chimaev in April. He is 7-2 in his most recent nine bouts, with the only other loss in a UFC welterweight title challenge against Kamaru Usman in 2021.
Magny falls to 1-2 in his most recent three. One of the most active fighters on the UFC roster, Magny is 9-3 since February 2020.
Up-to-the-minute UFC 283 results include:
Gilbert Burns def. Neil Magny via submission (arm-triangle choke) – Round 1, 4:15
Jessica Andrade def. Lauren Murphy via unanimous decision (30-25, 30-25, 30-26)
Johnny Walker def. Paul Craig via TKO (strikes) – Round 1, 2:16
Ihor Potieria def. Mauricio Rua via TKO (punches) – Round 1, 4:05
Brunno Ferreira def. Gregory Rodrigues via knockout (punch) – Round 1, 4:13
Thiago Moises def. Melquizael Costa via submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 2, 4:05
Gabriel Bonfim def. Mounir Lazzez via submission (guillotine choke) – Round 1, 0:49
Jailton Almeida def. Shamil Abdurakhimov via TKO (punches) – Round 2, 2:56
Cody Stamann def. Luan Lacerda via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Ismael Bonfim def. Terrance McKinney via knockout (knee) – Round 2, 2:17
Nicolas Dalby def. Warlley Alves via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Josiane Nunes def. Zarah Fairn via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Daniel Marcos def. Saimon Oliveira via knockout (punches) – Round 2, 2:18
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