Brazil's Gilbert "Durinho" Burns has the fight of his life vs. Tyron Woodley at UFC on ESPN+ 30 on May 30 at the UFC APEX facility in Las Vegas, NV. Woodley is coming off the loss of his welterweight title to Kamaru Usman, and says he wants to injure Burns, who was all enthusiasm in a recent interview with AG Fight.
“I’m thrilled, happy,” said Burns as translated by Lucas Rezende for BE. “To fight Tyron Woodley, a former champion, the number-one name in the rankings. It’s a tough fight, he’s a really tough guy, it’s a huge opportunity. I’m focusing on every moment and getting everything sharp for the day of the fight. I’m confident and thrilled about this chance. My goal is to win dominantly on the 30th. Then we’ll see what’s next. I have a huge problem right now and I can’t think about anything else. My goal is to win, dominate and submit him.”
“He’s very phyisically strong and has an extensive wrestling background, he has many titles, but he doesn’t use it much. He trusts in his hands a lot and so do I. I’ve been improving my striking, my hands are heavy and my kickboxing is more technical. He has the strength and wrestling advantage, but I have the jiu-jitsu edge. We both have different weaknesses and strong suits. I think I’m good enough to beat him. I may find myself in a pickle, but I’m ready for that. Let’s see how he’ll handle it when I put him in difficult situations.”