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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: The name “Durinho” started when Gilbert and his brothers Herbert and Frederick began visiting the Nova Uniao HQ in Rio de Janeiro, as teenagers. One of the team’s main figures, Vitor Ribeiro used to jokingly call Gilbert’s older brother “Todo-Duro”, neaning “Hardman”, a jest celebrating Frederick’s  tough guy demeanor. Being a smaller version of his brother, the team mates started calling Gilbert “Durinho”, a humorous way of saying hardman – as in “tiny tough guy”.

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

Main Achievements:

  • IBJJF World Champion (2011)
  • UAEJJF Abu Dhabi Pro Champion (2010)
  • IBJJF World No-Gi Champion (2010)
  • CBJJE Brazilian Cup Champion (2009 CBJJE)
  • CBJJ Brazilian National Champion (2010)
  • IBJJF World Championship 2nd Place (2007/2006  brown)
  • IBJJF European Open 3rd Place (2009)

Main Achievements (Colored Belts):

  • IBJJF World Championship 2nd Place (2007/2006  brown)
  • CBJJ Brazilian Nationals 2nd Place (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. Durinho started training jiu jitsu with his brothers Herbert and Frederick at the age of 12, with Master Luis Carlos da Fonseca, at the old Santa Marta College in Niteroi.

Two years later, Master Luis quit his coaching post due to personal issues and Ramon Lemos, a brown belt at that time, took control of the kids classes. Ramos started taking his students (Gilbert included) to train with different coaches, including André Pederneiras at Nova União headquarters in Rio de Janeiro and at Associação Oriente academy in Niteroi, with Max Camâra and Rafael “Fofitio” Barros.

Durinho spent much of his teens training at Associação Oriente de Jiu-Jitsu in Niteroi. After the 2007 IBJJF World Championship Gilbert , earned his black belt from the hands of coach “Fofitio“. Later that year he moved to Rio Claro in the state of Sao Paulo, becoming part of Ramon Lemos‘s newly formed team. Durinho competed first under the Brasa Academy banner and later staying with Ramon when he formed the Atos academy in a combined effort with André Galvão.

In 2009 Burns conquered his 3rd silver medal in the World Championship, his first at black belt, making himself noticed in the sport’s top division. After which he did a tour around Asia, coaching 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 favorite 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

43 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    26 (60%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    2 (5%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    11 (26%)
  • BY DECISION
    2 (5%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY EBI/OT
    1 (2%)

11 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Choke from back
18
2
#86e620
RNC
18
2
#5AD3D1
Kneebar
18
2
#d1212a
Armbar
18
2
#fad11b
Guillotine
9
1
#f58822
Submission
9
1
#224aba
Choke
9
1
11
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
16 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    7 (44%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    1 (6%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    4 (25%)
  • BY DECISION
    2 (13%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    1 (6%)
  • BY EBI/OT
    1 (6%)

4 SUBMISSIONS LOSSES

#214eb8
RNC
50
2
#86e620
Cross choke
25
1
#5AD3D1
Inside heel hook
25
1
4
(100%) SUBMISSIONS

Gilbert Burns Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
2333Michael LanghiMichael LanghiLPts: 9x2World Champ.76KGF2009
2628Marcus AlmeidaMarcus AlmeidaLRNCNo Gi WorldsABS4F2010
2682Michael LanghiMichael LanghiLReferee DecisionWorld Champ.76KGSF2010
2801Michael LanghiMichael LanghiLPointsWorld Pro Trials77KGF2011
2880Lucas LeiteLucas LeiteLAdvPan American82KGSF2011
2939JT TorresJT TorresLPts: 2x0World P. NoGi74KG4F2011
5579Gregor GracieGregor GracieLPts: 4x2Copa Podio77KGSF2014
5580Victor SilverioVictor SilverioLPts: 2x2, PenCopa Podio77KG3PLC2014
6166Leandro LoLeandro LoLCross chokeCopa Podio82KGSPF2014
7657Matheus DinizMatheus DinizLPts: 8x2NY No Gi OpenABSF2015
7922Davi RamosDavi RamosLRNCADCC77KGSF2015
10825Garry TononGarry TononLInside heel hookPolaris 477KGSPF2016
10910Jared DoppJared DoppLPts: 4x0NoGi WorldsABS4F2016
14151DJ JacksonDJ JacksonLReferee DecisionF2W Pro 5382KGSPF2017
14431Jake ShieldsJake ShieldsLEBI/OTSUG 6ABSSPF2017
15842Masahiro IwasakiMasahiro IwasakiLPts: 0x0Marianas Open81KG4F2018
2326Lucas LepriLucas LepriWPointsWorld Champ.76KGR12009
2327Rodrigo SimoesWChoke from backWorld Champ.76KG4F2009
2331Eder SouzaWPts: 10x2World Champ.76KGSF2009
2512Rafael BarbosaRafael BarbosaWPts: 8x0WPC Gr Trials74KGSF2010
2513Celso ViniciusCelso ViniciusWPts: 7x2WPC Gr Trials74KGF2010
2604Wallace CastroWRNCNo Gi Worlds79KGR12010
2605Thiago AbreuThiago AbreuWPts: 2x0No Gi Worlds79KG4F2010
2606Lucas LeiteLucas LeiteWN/ANo Gi Worlds79KGSF2010
2607Tiago AlvesTiago AlvesWGuillotineNo Gi Worlds79KGF2010
2617Eduardo MilioliWPts: 8x0No Gi WorldsABSR12010
2635Celso ViniciusCelso ViniciusWPointsWorld Pro.74KGSF2010
2636Claudio MattosClaudio MattosWPts: 2x0World Pro.74KGF2010
2648JT TorresJT TorresWPts: 4x4, AdvBrasileiro76KGF2010
2796Edson PereiraWKneebarWorld Pro Trials77KGR12011
2798Tiago CoelhoWPointsWorld Pro Trials77KG4F2011
2800Leandro LoLeandro LoWPts: 2x0World Pro Trials77KGSF2011
2878UnknownWChoke from backPan American82KGR12011
3023UnknownWSubmissionWorld Champ.76KGRDS2011
3027Rodrigo SimoesWPts: 11x0World Champ.76KGRDS2011
3107Lucas LepriLucas LepriWPts: 2x2, AdvWorld Champ.76KG4F2011
3134JT TorresJT TorresWPts: 4x0World Champ.76KGSF2011
3145Kron GracieKron GracieWPts: 9x2World Champ.76KGF2011
3176Jonatas GurgelJonatas GurgelWPts: 4x0San Diego Trials75KGSF2011
5095Leandro LoLeandro LoWPts: 3x0NoGi Worlds82KGSF2013
5096Vitor OliveiraVitor OliveiraWPts: 2x0NoGi Worlds82KGF2013
5567Gianni GrippoGianni GrippoWArmbarCopa Podio77KGGP2014
5570Fernando VieiraFernando VieiraWPts: 2x0Copa Podio77KGGP2014
5573Victor SilverioVictor SilverioWPts: 2x0Copa Podio77KGGP2014
5577M. AndreWKneebarCopa Podio77KGGP2014
5659AJ AgazarmAJ AgazarmWPointsADCC Florida77KGSPF2014
7655Jonathan SatavaJonathan SatavaWPts: 4x0NY No Gi OpenABSSF2015
7915Lachlan GilesLachlan GilesWArmbarADCC77KGR12015
7919Abdulkadirov MagomedWPts: 2x0ADCC77KG4F2015
7923Otavio SousaOtavio SousaWPts: 6x0ADCC77KG3RD2015
10906Vinicius VieiraWRNCNoGi WorldsABS8F2016
12886John CombsJohn CombsWEBI/OTSUG 488KGSPF2017
16713Gregor GracieGregor GracieWInjuryPolaris 788KGSPF2018
16738Nick CalvaneseNick CalvaneseWReferee DecisionF2W Pro 8188KGSPF2018
17014AJ AgazarmAJ AgazarmWReferee DecisionKasai Pro 3ABSSPF2018
17435Sergio MoraesSergio MoraesWPts: 2x0Gracie Pro82KGSPF2018
17751Marcelo MafraMarcelo MafraWPointsBlack Belt CBD83KGSF2018
17752DJ JacksonDJ JacksonWN/ABlack Belt CBD83KGF2018
20445Marcelo AzevedoMarcelo AzevedoWChokeThird Coast82KGSPF2019

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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