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UFC 248: Gilbert Burns Takes Out Demian Maia, Calls Out Colby Covington

Gilbert Burns put an end to Demian Maia's latest winning streak today, as he finished the legendary grappler in the co-headliner for UFC Brasilia.

Gilbert Burns continues to make noise in the UFC’s welterweight division, as the former lightweight quickly stopped the renowned Demian Maia today at UFC Brasilia.

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Round one

Burns fired several kicks in the early going. Maia planted a left hand and he took Burns down a moment later. Burns went for a kneebar and in the scramble, Burns got back to his feet. Maia took his back, however, along the fence. Maia swept Burns to the floor but when he went for the mount, the latter scrambled back to his feet. Moments later, Burns sent Maia to the deck with a huge left. Burns thought the fight should be done but when the ref didn’t jump in, he followed up with hammer fists from above and that was that. Big win for Burns.

After the bout, Burns called for a fight with former interim, welterweight champ, Colby Covington.

UFC Brasilia results

Here are the complete results so far for UFC Brasilia.

Gilbert Burns def. Demia Maia via TKO (punches) R1, 2:34
Renato Moicano def. Damir Hadzovic via submission (rear-naked-choke) R1, 0:44
Nikita Krylov def. Johnny Walker via via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
Francisco Trinaldo def. John Makdessi via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
Brandon Moreno def. Jussier Formiga via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
Amanda Ribas def. Randa Markos via unanimous decision(30-26, 30-26, 30-25)
Elizeu Dos Santos def. Aleksei Kunchenko via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Rani Yahya vs Enrique Barzola declared majority draw (28-29, 28-28, 28-28)
Maryna Moroz def. Mayra Bueno Silva via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
David Dvorak def. Bruno Silva via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Bea Malecki def. Veronica Macedo via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

 

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