Tyron Woodley vs Gilbert Burns Where And When?
The UFC are continuing to roll out fight cards since Dana White secured the organisation’s return during the ongoing global pandemic.
Following a delay in the calendar the UFC has has overseen several high-profile events behind closed doors in recent weeks and there’s more to come.
Next up is a trip to Las Vegas on May 31st for the company as a welterweight clash headlines their next fight card in front of an empty crowd.
But that hasn’t hindered the action so far in previous octagon outings, most notably in the incredible lightweight showdown between Tony Ferguson and Justin Gaethje.
Next fans will get to witness former dominant welterweight champion Tyron Woodley begin the path back towards reclaiming his crown when he faces off with the dangerous Gilbert Burns.
At the UFC Apex in Las Vegas, Woodley will enter proceedings as the odds-on 4/7 favourite for success with Bet365.
Unless the former 170lbs title holder has fallen victim to Father Time and faded during his long lay-off since losing the crown, he should be able to get back to winning ways here in Nevada.
Tyron Woodley vs Gilbert Burns Best Bets & Odds
Following on from the high-profile return encounters including the notable UFC 249, the clash between Woodley and Burns represents another promising match-up for fans as UFC president Dana White maintains his mission to get proceedings back on track.
Despite the obvious restrictions in place currently and lack of fans on site to witness the action unfold, there should be no limit on the excitement.
UK and Irish supporters can tune in to watch every minute live from BT Sport as well.
Burns will be gunning for a massive upset victory to bolster his own career and potential set up a crack at world honours in the near future.
The Brazilian-American fighter is available at 13/8 with Coral to earn a huge triumph in Las Vegas this weekend.
Tyron Woodley vs Gilbert Burns Records & History
Woodley and Burns will be ready to throw down come the early hours of Sunday morning for the main event of his Las Vegas based event.
Following a UFC blackout due to the coronavirus, this will be the fourth show in just a couple of weeks since White was able to secure locations under strict health guidelines on American soil.
It’s a decisive encounter for Woodley, who has not been since in the cage for well over a year since being dethroned by Kamaru Usman.
‘The Chosen One’ was scheduled to return in March to face UFC’s Fight Night in London against the UK’s Leon Edwards but then COVID-19 struck to ruin proceedings.
That proved to be the former champion’s first career defeat since 2014 in the UFC and the first since reigning at welterweight after four successful title defences.
His record now stands at 19 victories from 24 bouts, with four losses in that time. Meanwhile, Burns is currently 18-3 in his MMA career and will look to maintain his impressive winning streak.
Tyron Woodley vs Gilbert Burns Preview & Betting tips
Burns stopped Demian Maia earlier this year to make it five consecutive wins since December 2018.
Burns may be the underdog but he is a promising 11/4 with bet365 to win by stoppage here and continue his flying form in the octagon.
It’s the outsider that is the younger combatant in this welterweight clash, being 33 compared to the 38-year-old Woodley.
With this being a supreme grappler against a top wrestler, it could prove to be somewhat of a stalemate in the cage.
The Brazilian underdog will take to proceedings at 4/1 with William Hill for a submission victory, while the former world champion is 14/1 with Betfair to have his hand raised via that method.
Burns may have the advantage is pure grappling and boasts some wary power but Woodley is the better well-rounded athlete and has the fight IQ to see out another win here.
The American should be more than capable of shaking off any rustiness from his lengthy layoff and prevailing with a return win.
Woodley is therefore worth considering at 3/1 with bet365 to see out a decision win over the distance as the UFC returns to Las Vegas this weekend.
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