Tyron Woodley vs. Gilbert Burns – Preview & Matchup Analysis

Tyron Woodley vs. Gilbert Burns fight preview

UFC on ESPN 9: Woodley vs. Burns is scheduled to take place on Saturday, May 30, 2020, in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. In one of the matchups on the fight card, Tyron “The Chosen One” Woodley will take on Gilbert “Durinho” Burns in the Welterweight Bout. You can view the full UFC on ESPN 9 card.

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

The 38-year-old, Tyron Woodley is coming in with a 19-4-1 record. Woodley will be fighting for the first time since a loss via unanimous decision against Kamaru Usman at UFC 235: Jones vs. Smith in March.

Burns, meanwhile, is coming off a KO/TKO win against Demian Maia on March 2, 2019 at UFC Fight Night: Lee vs. Oliveira and holds a 18-3-0 record.

Tyron Woodley vs. Gilbert Burns
38
Age
33
5′ 9″
Height
5′ 10″
170 lbs.
Weight
170 lbs.
74″
Reach
71″
19-4-1
Record
18-3-0
Orthodox
Stance
Orthodox

Tyron Woodley has an orthodox fighting stance with a 74″ reach. The 33-year-old, Gilbert Burns is an orthodox fighter with a 71″ 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.

Woodley comes in with 49% striking accuracy, he typically lands about 2.50 significant strikes every minute. His opponent, Burns fires at 44% accuracy, landing about 3.13 significant strikes per minute. Tyron Woodley also has a 41% takedown accuracy and on average gets around 1.21 takedowns every 15 minutes, compared to Burns’s 2.39 takedowns and 44% takedown accuracy.

Gilbert spent on average 10:19 minutes in the Octagon and Tyron has an average fight time of 12:00 minutes.

This looks like an entertaining matchup, at least on paper. UFC on ESPN 9 is live in , who do you think will win, Tyron or Gilbert? Sound off in the comments.

Event Name
UFC on ESPN 9: Woodley vs. Burns
Date
May 30, 2020
Location
Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Matchup
Tyron Woodley vs. Gilbert Burns

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