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Gilbert Burns “Durinho”

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Gilbert Burns, commonly known as “Durinho” is a jiu-jitsu black belt under Rafael “Fofitio” while being also regarded as one of his generation’s top grappling competitors, a status he held before switching his career focus to mixed martial arts (MMA), a transition that occurred after Burns conquered the International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation (IBJJF) World title in 2011. A former member of the Oriênte Club and the Atos Academy in the sport of BJJ, Durinho’s MMA career started with the help of veteran cage-fighter Vitor Belfort, who Gilbert helped in the capacity of Grappling Coach during the filming of the 2012 reality TV program, The Ultimate Fighter Brazil (TUF) – Belfort vs Silva, 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 started training at 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”, meaning “Hardman”, a jest celebrating Frederick’s tough-guy demeanor. Being a smaller version of his brother, the teammates started calling Gilbert “Durinho”, a humorous way of saying hardman – as in “tiny tough guy”.

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

Main Achievements:

  • 1st Place IBJJF World Championship (2011)
  • 1st Place IBJJF World Championship No-Gi (2010)
  • 1st Place UAEJJF Abu Dhabi World Pro (2010)
  • 1st Place CBJJ Brazilian Nationals (2010)
  • 3rd Place IBJJF European Open (2009)

Main Achievements (Colored Belts):

  • 2nd Place IBJJF World Championship (2007/2006  brown)
  • 2nd Place CBJJ Brazilian Nationals (2007 brown)

Position/Technique: Distance Passing

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

Team/Association:

Gilbert Burns Biography

Gilbert Burns was born on July 20, 1986, in a town called Fonseca in Niteroi – State of Rio de Janeiro.

Martial arts training started early for Durinho, who first picked up a jiu-jitsu gi at the age of 12, with his brothers Herbert and Frederick. Their first instructor being 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 well known brown belt from the area, took control of the kids’ workgroup. Ramos started taking his students 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, a fruitful relationship that would live through for many years.

As time passed, particularly during his teens, Gibert spent most of his time training at Associação Oriente de Jiu-Jitsu in Niteroi, which led to two silver medals at the IBJJF World Championships as a brown belt. Shortly after his 2nd silver medal, in 2007, Burns was promoted to black belt by 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 this 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 teammate to advance 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 prior to this meeting). 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 in May that year.

On October 2011 Gilbert Durinho Burns officially left the Atos team, the reason given by Burns mentioned that he 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
18 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    7 (39%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    1 (6%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    5 (28%)
  • BY DECISION
    3 (17%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    1 (6%)
  • BY EBI/OT
    1 (6%)

5 SUBMISSIONS LOSSES

#214eb8
RNC
40
2
#86e620
Cross choke
20
1
#5AD3D1
Inside heel hook
20
1
#d1212a
Outside heel hook
20
1
5
(100%) SUBMISSIONS

Gilbert Burns Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
2334Michael LanghiMichael LanghiLPts: 9x2World Champ.76KGF2009
2629Marcus AlmeidaMarcus AlmeidaLRNCNo Gi WorldsABS4F2010
2683Michael LanghiMichael LanghiLReferee DecisionWorld Champ.76KGSF2010
2802Michael LanghiMichael LanghiLPointsWorld Pro Trials77KGF2011
2881Lucas LeiteLucas LeiteLAdvPan American82KGSF2011
2940JT TorresJT TorresLPts: 2x0World P. NoGi74KG4F2011
5581Gregor GracieGregor GracieLPts: 4x2Copa Podio77KGSF2014
5582Victor SilverioVictor SilverioLPts: 2x2, PenCopa Podio77KG3PLC2014
6168Leandro LoLeandro LoLCross chokeCopa Podio82KGSPF2014
7659Matheus DinizMatheus DinizLPts: 8x2NY No Gi OpenABSF2015
7924Davi RamosDavi RamosLRNCADCC77KGSF2015
10842Garry TononGarry TononLInside heel hookPolaris 477KGSPF2016
10927Jared DoppJared DoppLPts: 4x0NoGi WorldsABS4F2016
14199DJ JacksonDJ JacksonLReferee DecisionF2W Pro 5382KGSPF2017
14486Jake ShieldsJake ShieldsLEBI/OTSUG 6ABSSPF2017
15920Masahiro IwasakiMasahiro IwasakiLPts: 0x0Marianas Open81KG4F2018
22397Tommy LangakerTommy LangakerLReferee DecisionPolaris 1280KGSPF2019
22583Craig JonesCraig JonesLOutside heel hookSUG 1088KGSPF2019
2327Lucas LepriLucas LepriWPointsWorld Champ.76KGR12009
2328Rodrigo SimoesWChoke from backWorld Champ.76KG4F2009
2332Eder SouzaWPts: 10x2World Champ.76KGSF2009
2513Rafael BarbosaRafael BarbosaWPts: 8x0WPC Gr Trials74KGSF2010
2514Celso ViniciusCelso ViniciusWPts: 7x2WPC Gr Trials74KGF2010
2605Wallace CastroWRNCNo Gi Worlds79KGR12010
2606Thiago AbreuThiago AbreuWPts: 2x0No Gi Worlds79KG4F2010
2607Lucas LeiteLucas LeiteWN/ANo Gi Worlds79KGSF2010
2608Tiago AlvesTiago AlvesWGuillotineNo Gi Worlds79KGF2010
2618Eduardo MilioliWPts: 8x0No Gi WorldsABSR12010
2636Celso ViniciusCelso ViniciusWPointsWorld Pro.74KGSF2010
2637Claudio MattosClaudio MattosWPts: 2x0World Pro.74KGF2010
2649JT TorresJT TorresWPts: 4x4, AdvBrasileiro76KGF2010
2797Edson PereiraWKneebarWorld Pro Trials77KGR12011
2799Tiago CoelhoWPointsWorld Pro Trials77KG4F2011
2801Leandro LoLeandro LoWPts: 2x0World Pro Trials77KGSF2011
2879UnknownWChoke from backPan American82KGR12011
3024UnknownWSubmissionWorld Champ.76KGRDS2011
3028Rodrigo SimoesWPts: 11x0World Champ.76KGRDS2011
3108Lucas LepriLucas LepriWPts: 2x2, AdvWorld Champ.76KG4F2011
3135JT TorresJT TorresWPts: 4x0World Champ.76KGSF2011
3146Kron GracieKron GracieWPts: 9x2World Champ.76KGF2011
3177Jonatas GurgelJonatas GurgelWPts: 4x0San Diego Trials75KGSF2011
5096Leandro LoLeandro LoWPts: 3x0NoGi Worlds82KGSF2013
5097Vitor OliveiraVitor OliveiraWPts: 2x0NoGi Worlds82KGF2013
5569Gianni GrippoGianni GrippoWArmbarCopa Podio77KGGP2014
5572Fernando VieiraFernando VieiraWPts: 2x0Copa Podio77KGGP2014
5575Victor SilverioVictor SilverioWPts: 2x0Copa Podio77KGGP2014
5579M. AndreWKneebarCopa Podio77KGGP2014
5661AJ AgazarmAJ AgazarmWPointsADCC Florida77KGSPF2014
7657Jonathan SatavaJonathan SatavaWPts: 4x0NY No Gi OpenABSSF2015
7917Lachlan GilesLachlan GilesWArmbarADCC77KGR12015
7921Abdulkadirov MagomedWPts: 2x0ADCC77KG4F2015
7925Otavio SousaOtavio SousaWPts: 6x0ADCC77KG3RD2015
10923Vinicius VieiraWRNCNoGi WorldsABS8F2016
12924John CombsJohn CombsWEBI/OTSUG 488KGSPF2017
16811Gregor GracieGregor GracieWInjuryPolaris 788KGSPF2018
16836Nick CalvaneseNick CalvaneseWReferee DecisionF2W Pro 8188KGSPF2018
17118AJ AgazarmAJ AgazarmWReferee DecisionKasai Pro 3ABSSPF2018
17550Sergio MoraesSergio MoraesWPts: 2x0Gracie Pro82KGSPF2018
17875Marcelo MafraMarcelo MafraWPointsBlack Belt CBD83KGSF2018
17876DJ JacksonDJ JacksonWPointsBlack Belt CBD83KGF2018
20644Marcelo 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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