Gilbert Burns vs. Jorge Masvidal – Preview & Matchup Analysis

Gilbert Burns vs. Jorge Masvidal fight preview

UFC 287: Pereira vs. Adesanya 2 is scheduled to take place on Saturday, April 8, 2023, in Miami, Florida. In one of the matchups on the fight card, Gilbert ‘Durinho’ Burns will take on Jorge ‘Gamebred’ Masvidal in the Welterweight Bout. You can view the full UFC 287 card.

In this post, we will break down Gilbert Burns vs. Jorge Masvidal matchup. Let’s take look at the fighter’s ages, their height, records, reach, fight stats, and more below ⤵

The 38-year-old, Gilbert Burns is coming in with a 21-5-0 record. Burns will be fighting for the first time since a win via submission against Neil Magny at UFC 283: Teixeira vs. Hill in January.

Masvidal, meanwhile, is coming off a unanimous decision loss against Colby Covington on January 21, 2023 at UFC 272: Covington vs. Masvidal and holds a 35-16-0 record.

Gilbert Burns vs. Jorge Masvidal
38
Age
39
5′ 10″
Height
5′ 11″
170 lbs.
Weight
170 lbs.
71
Reach
74
21-5-0
Record
35-16-0
Orthodox
Stance
Orthodox

Gilbert Burns has an orthodox fighting stance with a 71 reach. The 39-year-old, Jorge Masvidal is an orthodox fighter with a 74 reach. An orthodox fighter stands with their left side forward and jabs with their left hand, the southpaw fighter is the opposite, southpaw stands with their right side forward and jabs with their right hand. In most cases, orthodox fighters are right-handed, if you are left-handed, then you fight southpaw.

Gilbert Burns:
→ Burns’s striking accuracy is 48%.
→ Burns lands 3.42 significant strikes per minute.
→ Burns’s takedown accuracy is 35%.
→ Burns’s takedown average is 2.03 per 15 minutes.
→ Burns’s takedown defense is 47%.

Burns comes in with 48% striking accuracy, typically landing about 3.42 significant strikes every minute. On the other side, Masvidal fires at 48% accuracy, landing about 4.11 significant strikes per minute. Gilbert Burns also has a 35% takedown accuracy and on average gets around 2.03 takedowns every 15 minutes, compared to Masvidal’s 1.44 takedowns and 74% takedown accuracy.

Jorge Masvidal:
→ Masvidal’s striking accuracy is 48%.
→ Masvidal lands 4.11 significant strikes per minute.
→ Masvidal’s takedown accuracy is 59%.
→ Masvidal’s takedown average is 1.44 per 15 minutes.
→ Masvidal’s takedown defense is 74%.

Jorge spent on average 13:32 minutes in the Octagon and Gilbert has an average fight time of 11:16 minutes.

This looks like an interesting matchup, at least on paper. UFC 287 is live in , who do you think will win, Gilbert or Jorge? Sound off in the comments.

Event Name
UFC 287: Pereira vs. Adesanya 2
Date
April 8, 2023
Location
Miami, Florida
Matchup
Gilbert Burns vs. Jorge Masvidal

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