UFC 283: Gilbert Burns Returns to Win Column with Sub of Neil Magny

Gilbert Burns, UFC 283 following win over Neil Magny
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - JANUARY 21: Gilbert Burns of Brazil reacts after his submission victory over Neil Magny in a welterweight fight during the UFC 283 event at Jeunesse Arena on January 21, 2023 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Buda Mendes/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

After securing the UFC welterweight wins record, Neil Magny returned to the cage at UFC 283 in Rio, Brazil on Saturday — paired up with the always dangerous former title challenger Gilbert Burns.

Burns was coming in off an absolute war with Khamzat Chimaev at UFC 273 last April, and while the fight didn’t go his way, he put forth an impressive performance and exited the arena with his head held high.

Burns managed to bring the fight to the mat early in the first round, where the action would stay for the remainder of the fight. Burns showed off his Brazilian jiu-jitsu prowess, working in smooth transitions and securing top control. To set up the finish, Burns mounted Magny with ease, locked in a tight arm triangle, and emerged victorious after submitting the all-time welterweight wins leader.

Bursting with emotion, “Durinho” made sure to make a compelling callout in his post-fight interview with Daniel Cormier.

“Colby Covington – I’m coming for you!” Burns shouted as his Brazilian fans and local supporters cheered him on.

While Burns will look for a matchup with Covington, or perhaps #4 ranked Belal Muhammad, Magny will be focused on improving his grappling and leveling up his jiu jitsu prior to his next bout.

Burns moves to 21-5 with the victory, while Magny falls to 27-10.

Official Result: Gilbert Burns def. Neil Magny by submission (arm-triangle choke), Round 1, 4:15