UFC 283 live blog: Gilbert Burns vs. Neil Magny


This is the UFC 283 live blog for Gilbert Burns vs. Neil Magny, the featured welterweight fight on Saturday in Rio de Janeiro.

A longtime lightweight, Burns made the move up to 170 pounds in 2019 and has been a force to be reckoned with ever since. The BJJ world champion has amassed a 5-2 record in the weight class, including coming perilously close to unseating then-welterweight champion Kamaru Usman during his 2021 title shot. After coming up short there, Burns rebounded with a dominant win over Stephen Thompson, but lost his most recent fight, a Fight of the Year contender with undefeated prospect Khamzat Chimaev. Now Burns wants to reassert himself as a top contender in the welterweight division.

Since joining the UFC in 2013, Magny has been a staple of the 170-pound division, collecting a number of records along the way, including most welterweight wins and longest fight time in welterweight history. Magny is a legend in one of the most prestigious sports divisions. Magny still hasn’t won a title shot at welterweight, but he believes that winning over Burns will bring him closer.

Check out the UFC 283 live blog below.