Gilbert Burns vs. Stephen Thompson – Preview & Matchup Analysis

UFC 264: Poirier vs. McGregor 3 is scheduled to take place on Saturday, July 10, 2021, in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. In one of the matchups on the fight card, Gilbert “Durinho” Burns will take on Stephen “Wonderboy” Thompson in the Welterweight Bout. You can view the full UFC 264 card.

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

The 34-year-old, Gilbert Burns is coming in with a 19-4-0 record. Burns will be fighting for the first time since a loss via KO/TKO against Kamaru Usman at UFC 258: Usman vs. Burns in February.

Thompson, meanwhile, is coming off a unanimous decision win against Geoff Neal on February 13, 2021 at UFC Fight Night: Thompson vs. Neal and holds a 16-4-1 record.

Gilbert Burns vs. Stephen Thompson
5′ 10″
6′ 0″
170 lbs.
170 lbs.

Gilbert Burns has an orthodox fighting stance with a 71″ reach. The 38-year-old, Stephen Thompson is an orthodox fighter with a 75″ 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 45%.
→ Burns lands 3.22 significant strikes per minute.
→ Burns’s takedown accuracy is 35%.
→ Burns’s takedown average is 2.08 per 15 minutes.
→ Burns’s takedown defense is 50%.

Burns comes in with 45% striking accuracy, typically landing about 3.22 significant strikes every minute. On the other side, Thompson fires at 43% accuracy, landing about 4.24 significant strikes per minute. Gilbert Burns also has a 35% takedown accuracy and on average gets around 2.08 takedowns every 15 minutes, compared to Thompson’s 0.32 takedowns and 78% takedown accuracy.

Stephen Thompson:
→ Thompson’s striking accuracy is 43%.
→ Thompson lands 4.24 significant strikes per minute.
→ Thompson’s takedown accuracy is 45%.
→ Thompson’s takedown average is 0.32 per 15 minutes.
→ Thompson’s takedown defense is 78%.

Stephen spent on average 14:31 minutes in the Octagon and Gilbert has an average fight time of 11:15 minutes.

This looks like an fun matchup, at least on paper. UFC 264 is live in , who do you think will win, Gilbert or Stephen? Sound off in the comments.

Event Name
UFC 264: Poirier vs. McGregor 3
July 10, 2021
Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Gilbert Burns vs. Stephen Thompson

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