UFC 250 Results: Herbert Burns Submits Returning Evan Dunham

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Herbert Burns, UFC Raleigh Weigh-In Credit: Bryson Hester/Cageside Press

Brazil’s Herbert Burns, brother of surging UFC lightweight Gilbert Burns, returned to the octagon Saturday at UFC 250. In his sophomore outing, he was facing Evan Dunham — a UFC veteran since 2009 who was returning from retirement on Saturday.

Dunham had last fought in 2018. Burns had last fought in January, picking up his debut win against Nate Landwehr at UFC Raleigh. Yet while that was a knockout finish brought about with a big knee, on Saturday night in Las Vegas, it was Burns’ ground game on display.

While Burns opened the affair with a hard kick to the body, Dunham was happy to return fire with a left hand. That sent Burns to the ground, more off-balance than hurt. It was enough to put Burns into grappling mode however. Burns would take the back, dragging Dunham to the ground. With a body triangle in, Herbert Burns worked in a few punches, found an opening to get under the chin, and quickly forced a tap to the rear-naked choke.

Burns vs. Dunham was contested at a 150lb catchweight. It will be featherweights that need to fear Burns, however, as welterweights have learned to fear his brother of late.

Official Result: Herbert Burns def. Evan Dunham by submission (rear-naked choke), Round 1, 1:20