UFC Vet Josh Burkman Announces He’s Hanging up the Gloves After LFA 66

Josh Burkman's near 50 fight career has come to an end.

Another of MMA’s most experienced fighters has closed out his career, as UFC vet Josh Burkman has announced he’s hanging up the gloves.

Image Credit: Mike Jackson / LFA

Burkman announced he’s exiting the game, following a split decision loss to William Macario at LFA 66 on Friday. With the loss, Burkman’s overall record dropped to 28-18, with 1 no-contest.

Although the 38-year-old’s career ended on a six-fight losing streak, Burkman scored several, memorable wins during his 15 plus year run. After joining the WSOF in 2012, Burkman took out Aaron Simpson and in his next outing, he choked Jon Fitch out in just 41 seconds.

Burkman made his pro debut back in 2003, and he competed in the second season of “The Ultimate Fighter”.

Here are the rest of the results for LFA 66, which took place at the Maverik Center in West Valley City, Utah.

Main Event – Featherweight Fight – Tyler Diamond (10-1) defeated Jon Neal (10-1) via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-26)
Co-Main Event – 175 Pound Catchweight Fight – William Macario (10-4) defeated Josh Burkman (28-18, 1 NC) via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28).
Featherweight Fight – Andrew Tenneson (8-1) submitted Westin Wilson (7-4) with a gogoplata at 4:29 in round one.
Light Heavyweight Fight – Emilio Trevino (5-0) defeated Joe Rodriguez (8-6) via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28).
Lightweight Fight – Fabio Serrao (10-6) defeated Bobby King (6-3) via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28).
Flyweight Fight – Lisa Mauldin (3-1) defeated Kaytlin Neil (4-4) via split decision (30-27, 28-29, 29-28).
Bantamweight Fight – Hunter Azure (6-0) defeated L.J. Schulz (6-5, 1 NC) via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27).

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