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Gilbert Burns vs Stephen Thompson Tips

  • This is a co-Main Event of McGregor-Poirier in UFC 264
  • Burns is coming off a loss to UFC Welterweight champion Kamaru Usman 
  • Thompson has won his last two fights
Gilbert Burns
Gilbert Burns is aiming to bounce back after losing to Kamaru Usman in his last fight. (Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)
This is a cracking Co-Main event in one of the most competitive divisions in the UFC.

Stephan 'Wonderboy' Thompson went into his first Title shot against the then dominant Tyron Woodley with a record of 13-1 and missed out of UFC gold in two razor close decisions.

Since those fights in early 2016/17, Thompson has gone three wins and two losses and has had just one fight since late 2019.

Gilbert Burns was undefeated at Welterweight, including four in a row leading into his Title shot against Kamaru Usman earlier this year.

He had some success early in the fight, stunning the champ a couple of times with his power punching but ultimately fell short in his bid to be crowned the UFC Welterweight champion.

For now.

Burns is a very well rounded mixed martial artist, who has exceptionally good BJJ but his pure boxing is at times overlooked because of this.

Wonderboy is one of the most exciting strikers that we have ever seen in this division but he is 38 years of age and has has not been active of recent.

Verdict

Thompson is the favourite in this fight but these odds should be flipped in my opinion.

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