Gilbert Burns vs Jorge Masvidal Full Fight UFC 287 Miami Part A
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Gilbert Burns vs Jorge Masvidal UFC 287 Miami Fight Video Full HD Free Stream Replay Part A
Gilbert Burns and Jorge Masvidal face off in a potential welterweight matchup at the UFC 287 co-main event.
Masvidal has been out of action since March 2022 for a variety of reasons, but Burns is recovering quickly from his crushing victory over Neil Magny in January.
Masvidal, however, seems to be at an undeniable crossroads in his career outside of the cage musings.
In addition to having played this game for more than 20 years and going 0– 3 since 2020, Masvidal has stated that he may give up if Burns isn't defeated in Miami on Saturday.
Masvidal stands to win a title shot if he can add another upset to his resume, especially in light of the Cuban's's history with Leon Edwards, the current champion.
Although this matchup makes me feel like a striker vs. grappler, both men have incredibly well-rounded talents.
Masvidal has been honing his wrestling and grappling under the roof of American Top Team for well over 15 years, despite first becoming well-known in the same backyard brawling scene that Kimbo Slice came from.
Masvidal has actually maintained consistent standings in both divisions for his positive takedown defense percentages whether he was competing at lightweight or welterweight.
Masvidal exhibits strong instincts in a scramble even when taken down, and he is skilled at standing in the cage.
Masvidal will likely avoid grappling situations at all costs, though, given who he will be tangled up with this weekend.
Burns has made significant strides in his striking game while playing for Henri Hooft in South Florida, but the multi-time Brazilian jiu-jitsu world champion has an advantage over almost everyone he faces on the floor.
Knowing this, Burns has skillfully added a completely new physical dynamic to the equation by working on both his strength training and wrestling. Masvidal might have a long night if "Durinho" starts his grappling game early and frequently.
Burns will need to be hyper-aware of the strong jab and kick counters that are waiting if he chooses to stand with Masvidal.