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Gilbert Burns “Durinho”

Gilbert Burns, commonly known in the jiu jitsu and community by his nickname “Durinho”, is a black belt under Rafael “Fofitio” who was regarded as one of the top grappling lightweights of his generation before switching his career focus to mixed martial arts (MMA), which happened shortly after his win at the World Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Championships (2011). A former member of the Oriente and the Atos Jiu Jitsu Academy, Durinho’s career in MMA has been closely guided by Mixed Martial Arts veteran, Vitor Belfort. Gilbert Burns was also part of the coaches cast for Team Belfort at The Ultimate Fighter Brazil (Belfort vs Silva) program in 2012, later becoming a UFC fighter himself, signing his contract on May 2014.

Gilbert Burns Jiu Jitsu

Full Name: Gilbert Alexander Burns

Nickname: Durinho means hard/tough in Portuguese. The nickname came more then likely due to his toughness on the mats (unconfirmed).

Lineage: Mitsuyo Maeda > Carlos Gracie > Carlson Gracie > Andre Pederneiras > Rafael Fofitio > Gilbert Burns

Main Achievements in BJJ:

  • World Champion (2011)
  • World Pro Cup Champion (2010)
  • World No-Gi Champion (2010)
  • Brazilian National Champion (2009 CBJJE)
  • Brazilian National Champion (2010)
  • Naga Open Weight Champion (2009)
  • Lutador Grappling Champion (2010)
  • World Silver Medallist (2009 – black, 2007 & 2006  brown)
  • European Bronze Medallist (2009)
  • Brazilian Nationals Silver Medallist (2007 – brown)

Position/Technique: Attack the back

Weight Division: Peso Leve (75kg/167lbs) in Jiu Jitsu.

Team/Association:

Gilbert Burns Biography

Gilbert Burns was born on the 20th of July 1986 in a town called Fonseca in Niteroi – State of Rio de Janeiro. He started training the the Academia Associacao Oriente in Niteroi, an important affiliate of Nova Uniao where Burns was roach by Rafael “Fofitio”. Gilbert Burns stayed with Oriente until the World Championship of 2007 (in which Gilbert placed 2nd) after the competition, in the second semester of 2007 Durinho moved to Rio Claro in the state of Sao Paulo to be part of Ramon Lemos‘s team there (Gilbert already knew Ramon who was also a member of Oriente). Durinho competed first under the Brasa Academy banner and later staying with Ramon when he formed the Atos academy together with André Galvão.

In 2009 Gilbert Burns put his name on the map as he conquered a silver medal in the black belt division at the sport’s greatest competition, the World Championship. After the “Mundial” he traveled to Asia to teach in Singapore, Philippines and Hong Kong, going to the United States shortly after.

With the start of 2010, Gilbert began his best period at the time, reaching to the semi finals of the European Open in January (allowing his team mate to go on to the finals), after that an amazing run at the World Pro Cup trials in Rio de Janeiro where he beat the heavy favourite Celso Venicius (who had only lost 3x as a black belt). The two met again at the semi finals of the main event in Abu Dhabi with the Niteroi wonder boy going through to the final, winning the gold medal and the 8000 dollars prize money against Claudio Mattos. Gilbert Burns continued his good form as he went on to win the Brazilian Nationals on May that year.

On October 2011 Gilbert Durinho Burns officially left the Atos team, the reason given was that Durinho had been helping MMA fighter Vitor Belfort prepare for his upcoming fights, Belfort was a direct rival of UFC champion Anderson Silva. Silva was a student of Durinho’s coach Ramon Lemos and due to the conflict of interest, Gilbert felt it was best to leave the team in good terms.

Gilbert Burns Grappling Record

25 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    16 (64%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    3 (12%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    6 (24%)
  • BY DECISION
    0 (0%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

6 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Choke from back
17
1
#86e620
Mata leao
17
1
#5AD3D1
Guillotine
17
1
#d1212a
Submission
17
1
#fad11b
Armbar
17
1
#f58822
Kneebar
17
1
6
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
6 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    2 (33%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    0 (0%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    2 (33%)
  • BY DECISION
    1 (17%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    1 (17%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

2 SUBMISSIONS LOSSES

#214eb8
Submission
50
1
#86e620
Cross choke
50
1
2
(100%) SUBMISSIONS

Gilbert Burns Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
1681Michael LanghiMichael LanghiLPts: 9x2World Champ.U76kgFinal2009
1826Marcus AlmeidaMarcus AlmeidaLSubmissionNo Gi WorldsAbsolute1/4 final2010
1869Michael LanghiMichael LanghiLRefree DecisionWorld Champ.U76kgSemi f.2010
3960Gregor GracieGregor GracieLPts: 4x2Copa PodioU77kgSemi f.2014
3961Victor SilverioVictor SilverioLPts: 2x2, PenCopa PodioU77kg3/4 place2014
4399Leandro LoLeandro LoLCross chokeCopa PodioU82kgSuperfight2014
1674Lucas LepriLucas LepriWPointsWorld Champ.U76kgRound 12009
1675Rodrigo SimoesWChoke from backWorld Champ.U76kg1/4 final2009
1679Eder SouzaWPts: 10x2World Champ.U76kgSemi f.2009
1788Rafael BarbosaRafael BarbosaWPts: 8x0WPC Gr TrialsU74kgSemi f.2010
1789Celso ViniciusCelso ViniciusWPts: 7x2WPC Gr TrialsU74kgFinal2010
1818Wallace CastroWMata leaoNo Gi WorldsU82kgRd 12010
1819Thiago AbreuWPts: 2x0No Gi WorldsU82kg1/4 final2010
1820Lucas LeiteLucas LeiteWN/ANo Gi WorldsU82kgSemi f.2010
1821Tiago AlvesTiago AlvesWGuillotineNo Gi WorldsU82kgFinal2010
1824MilioliWPts: 8x0No Gi WorldsAbsoluteRd 12010
1825Caio TerraCaio TerraWPts: 2x2, AdvNo Gi WorldsAbsoluteRd 22010
1831Claudio MattosClaudio MattosWPts: 2x0World Pro.U74kgFinal2010
1843JT TorresJT TorresWPts: 4x4, AdvBrasileiroU76kgFinal2010
2087UnknownWSubmissionWorld Champ.U76kgRounds2011
2091Rodrigo SimoesWPts: 11x0World Champ.U76kgRounds2011
2171Lucas LepriLucas LepriWPts: 2x2, AdvWorld Champ.U76kg1/4 Final2011
2198JT TorresJT TorresWPts: 4x0World Champ.U76kgSemi f.2011
2209Kron GracieKron GracieWPts: 9x2World Champ.U76kgFinal2011
3622Leandro LoLeandro LoWPts: 3x0NoGi WorldsU82kgSemi f.2013
3623Vitor OliveiraVitor OliveiraWPts: 2x0NoGi WorldsU82kgFinal2013
3949Gianni GrippoGianni GrippoWArmbarCopa PodioU77kgGroups2014
3951Fernando VieiraFernando VieiraWPts: 2x0Copa PodioU77kgGroups2014
3954Victor SilverioVictor SilverioWPts: 2x0Copa PodioU77kgGroups2014
3958M. AndreWKneebarCopa PodioU77kgGroups2014
3996AJ AgazarmAJ AgazarmWPointsADCC FloridaU77kgSuperfight2014

Gilbert Burns vs Felipe Vidal (Brazilian Nationals 2009)

Gilbert Burns at Lutador Championship

Gilbert Burns vs Claudio Mattos

Gilbert Burns vs Chris Taylor

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