BJJ expert Herbert Burns, brother of UFC welterweight Gilbert, will make his promotional debut against Nate Landwehr this January.
Having won his way into the UFC on Dana White’s Contender Series, Herbert Burns has his debut date set. Sources have confirmed to Cageside Press that Burns will be taking on former M-1 champion Nate Landwehr in a featherweight bout early next year. The fight will take place on January 25, although the location of the card is still unknown at the time.
Burns (9-2 MMA, 0-0 UFC) is well known for his career in BJJ. A black belt under Rafael Norris, he’s also the brother of current UFC welterweight contender Gilbert Burns. Among his accomplishments are a CBJJ Brazilian National No Gi Championship and the CBJJ Brazilian National Teams Championship (you can check out more of Herbert Burns’ jiu-jitsu accolades here).
Burns made his MMA debut in 2012, and spent nearly his first four years with ONE Championship, going 5-2. This past Summer he impressed on the Contender Series, defeating the much more experienced Darrick Minner to earn himself a UFC contract.
Going up against Burns this January will be Nate “The Train” Landwehr (13-2 MMA, 0-0 UFC). Also launching his career in 2012, the Tennessee born Landwehr is on a seven-fight win streak. Landwehr made a name for himself with his exciting style in the M-1 Challenge promotion. He would win the M-1 featherweight title in July of 2018. Two title defenses later, it was announced that he had signed with the UFC.