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Gilbert Burns “Durinho”
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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

27 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    17 (63%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    3 (11%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    7 (26%)
  • BY DECISION
    0 (0%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

7 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Choke from back
29
2
#86e620
Submission
14
1
#5AD3D1
Armbar
14
1
#d1212a
Kneebar
14
1
#fad11b
Mata leao
14
1
#f58822
Guillotine
14
1
7
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
8 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    3 (38%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    1 (13%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    2 (25%)
  • BY DECISION
    1 (13%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    1 (13%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

2 SUBMISSIONS LOSSES

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

Gilbert Burns Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
1951Michael LanghiMichael LanghiLPts: 9x2World Champ.76KGF2009
2161Marcus AlmeidaMarcus AlmeidaLMata leaoNo Gi WorldsABS1/4F2010
2206Michael LanghiMichael LanghiLReferee DecisionWorld Champ.76KGSF2010
2345Lucas LeiteLucas LeiteLAdvPan American82KGSF2011
4533Gregor GracieGregor GracieLPts: 4x2Copa Podio77KGSF2014
4534Victor SilverioVictor SilverioLPts: 2x2, PenCopa Podio77KG3PLC2014
5034Leandro LoLeandro LoLCross chokeCopa Podio82KGSUPERF2014
6234Matheus DinizMatheus DinizLPts: 8x2NY No Gi OpenABSF2015
1944Lucas LepriLucas LepriWPointsWorld Champ.76KGRD12009
1945Rodrigo SimoesWChoke from backWorld Champ.76KG1/4F2009
1949Eder SouzaWPts: 10x2World Champ.76KGSF2009
2063Rafael BarbosaRafael BarbosaWPts: 8x0WPC Gr Trials74KGSF2010
2064Celso ViniciusCelso ViniciusWPts: 7x2WPC Gr Trials74KGF2010
2138Wallace CastroWMata leaoNo Gi Worlds82KGRD12010
2139Thiago AbreuWPts: 2x0No Gi Worlds82KG1/4F2010
2140Lucas LeiteLucas LeiteWN/ANo Gi Worlds82KGSF2010
2141Tiago AlvesTiago AlvesWGuillotineNo Gi Worlds82KGF2010
2149Eduardo MilioliWPts: 8x0No Gi WorldsABSRD12010
2150Caio TerraCaio TerraWPts: 2x2, AdvNo Gi WorldsABSRD22010
2168Claudio MattosClaudio MattosWPts: 2x0World Pro.74KGF2010
2180JT TorresJT TorresWPts: 4x4, AdvBrasileiro76KGF2010
2343UnknownWChoke from backPan American82KGRD12011
2467UnknownWSubmissionWorld Champ.76KGRDS2011
2471Rodrigo SimoesWPts: 11x0World Champ.76KGRDS2011
2550Lucas LepriLucas LepriWPts: 2x2, AdvWorld Champ.76KG1/4F2011
2577JT TorresJT TorresWPts: 4x0World Champ.76KGSF2011
2588Kron GracieKron GracieWPts: 9x2World Champ.76KGF2011
4165Leandro LoLeandro LoWPts: 3x0NoGi Worlds82KGSF2013
4166Vitor OliveiraVitor OliveiraWPts: 2x0NoGi Worlds82KGF2013
4521Gianni GrippoGianni GrippoWArmbarCopa Podio77KGGP2014
4524Fernando VieiraFernando VieiraWPts: 2x0Copa Podio77KGGP2014
4527Victor SilverioVictor SilverioWPts: 2x0Copa Podio77KGGP2014
4531M. AndreWKneebarCopa Podio77KGGP2014
4606AJ AgazarmAJ AgazarmWPointsADCC Florida77KGSUPERF2014
6232Jonathan SatavaWN/ANY No Gi OpenABSSF2015

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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