Herbert Burns

Herbert Burns (born February 2, 1988)[13] is a Brazilian mixed martial artist currently competing in the Featherweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship. He is the younger brother of fellow UFC fighter, Gilbert Burns.

Herbert Burns
BornHerbert Burns
(1988-02-02) February 2, 1988 (age 34)
Niterói, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Other namesThe Blaze
ResidenceLantana, Florida, United States
Height5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)[1]
Weight145 lb (66 kg; 10 st 5 lb)
Reach73+12[2] in (187 cm)[1]
StyleBrazilian Jiu-jitsu
Submission wrestling
TeamEvolve MMA (2013–2015)[3]
Sanford MMA (2017–present)[4]
The Way Martial Arts (2022–present)[5]
TrainerHenri Hooft (striking)
Neil Melanson (Catch wrestling)
Rank3rd degree black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu[6] under Rafael "Fofitio" Barros and Gilbert Burns[7]
Years active2012–present
Mixed martial arts record
By knockout1
By submission8
By decision2
By knockout2
By decision2
Notable relativesGilbert Burns (brother)[8]
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog
Medal record
Men's Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
Representing  Brazil
American Nogi Championship
Gold medal – first place 2018 Middleweight (Black)[9]
Pan American Nogi Championship
Bronze medal – third place 2018 New York, USA -76 kg[10]
Dallas Fall Open Nogi Championship
Gold medal – first place 2018 Middleweight (Black)[11]
Gold medal – first place 2018 Absolute (Black)[11]
Miami Spring Open Nogi Championship
Gold medal – first place 2018 -76 kg (Black)[12]


Burns was born in Niterói, Brazil in 1988. He has two older brothers, Gilbert and Frederick, who both are also jiu-jitsu black belts.[7] He played soccer and trained Shotokan karate under his father Herbert Sr. in his early childhood, eventually winning a state championship in the latter sport.[7] As the interest in both sports gradually declined, Herbert started training Brazilian jiu-jitsu at the same time with his brothers when he was ten years old.[7]

Mixed martial arts careerEdit

Early careerEdit

Burns made his professional debut in 2012 in the regional circuit, scoring a first-minute submission victory. After the debut, he was rapidly signed to ONE Championship where he amassed a record of 5–2 before transitioning stateside as his contract with the organization expired.[14]

Burns signed a four-fight contract with the Titan FC in November 2018.[14] He ended up fighting two bouts in the organization, winning both via submission.[15]

Dana White's Contender SeriesEdit

After the short tenure in Titan, Burns was invited to participate in the Dana White's Contender Series 23 on August 9, 2019. He faced Darrick Minner, winning the bout via first-round submission, earning a UFC contract with the performance.[16]

Ultimate Fighting ChampionshipEdit

Burns made his UFC debut against fellow newcomer Nate Landwehr at UFC Fight Night: Blaydes vs. dos Santos on January 25, 2020.[17] He won the fight via knockout in round one,[18] for which he also earned the Performance of the Night bonus.[19]

Burns faced Evan Dunham on June 6, 2020 at UFC 250 in a 150 lb catchweight bout.[20] He won the bout via rear-naked choke submission in round one.[21]

Burns faced Daniel Pineda on August 15, 2020 at UFC 252.[22] He lost the fight via technical knockout in round two.[23]

Burns was scheduled to face Billy Quarantillo on July 17, 2021 at UFC on ESPN 26.[24] However, Burns pulled out in early June due to undisclosed reasons and was replaced by Gabriel Benítez.[25]

As the first fight of his new four-fight contract, Burns was scheduled to face Khusein Askhabov on July 16, 2022 at UFC on ABC 3.[26][27] However, after Askhabov pulled out due to injury, Burns was booked against Bill Algeo.[28] Despite a tight triangle choke attempt, Burns lost the fight via technical knockout in round two after he was unable to return to his feet.[29]

Personal lifeEdit

Burns has a daughter, Isadora (born 2009).[7]

Championships and accomplishmentsEdit

Mixed martial artsEdit

Mixed martial arts recordEdit

Professional record breakdown
15 matches 11 wins 4 losses
By knockout 1 2
By submission 8 0
By decision 2 2
Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Loss 11–4 Bill Algeo TKO (retirement) UFC on ABC: Ortega vs. Rodríguez July 16, 2022 2 1:50 Elmont, New York, United States
Loss 11–3 Daniel Pineda TKO (elbows) UFC 252 August 15, 2020 2 4:37 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States Catchweight (149.5 lb) bout; Burns missed weight.
Win 11–2 Evan Dunham Submission (rear-naked choke) UFC 250 June 6, 2020 1 1:20 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States Catchweight (150 lb) bout.
Win 10–2 Nate Landwehr KO (knee) UFC Fight Night: Blaydes vs. dos Santos January 25, 2020 1 2:43 Raleigh, North Carolina, United States Performance of the Night.
Win 9–2 Darrick Minner Submission (triangle armbar) Dana White's Contender Series 23 August 6, 2019 1 2:29 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 8–2 Luis Gomez Submission (rear-naked choke) Titan FC 54 April 26, 2019 1 2:24 Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States
Win 7–2 Aibek Nurseit Submission (triangle armbar) Titan FC 51 December 21, 2018 2 2:35 Almaty, Kazakhstan
Loss 6–2 Magomed Idrisov Decision (unanimous) ONE: Kings & Conquerors August 5, 2017 3 5:00 Macau, SAR, China
Loss 6–1 Movlid Khaybulaev Decision (unanimous) ONE: Throne of Tigers February 10, 2017 3 5:00 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Win 6–0 Timofey Nastyukhin Submission (rear-naked choke) ONE: Odyssey of Champions September 27, 2015 1 3:26 Jakarta, Indonesia
Win 5–0 Honorio Banario Submission (rear-naked choke) ONE FC: Warrior's Way December 5, 2014 1 3:59 Manila, Philippines
Win 4–0 Hiroshige Tanaka Decision (unanimous) ONE FC: Reign of Champions August 29, 2014 3 5:00 Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Win 3–0 Harris Sarmiento Decision (unanimous) ONE FC: War of Nations March 14, 2014 3 5:00 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Win 2–0 Edward Kelly Submission (rear-naked choke) ONE FC: Moment of Truth December 6, 2013 1 0:44 Pasay, Philippines
Win 1–0 Saulo Eduardo da Silva Submission (triangle armbar) Only Fighting Championship February 25, 2012 1 0:25 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Featherweight debut.


See alsoEdit


  1. ^ a b "Herbert Burns". ufc.com.
  2. ^ "Herbert Burns | UFC". www.ufc.com. Retrieved 2020-12-19.
  3. ^ Guilherme Cruz (December 20, 2018). "Ready for Titan FC debut, Herbert Burns opens up on 'weird' relationship with ONE Championship". mmafighting.com.
  4. ^ "Herbert Burns on moving to Florida, seeking redemption in the cage". graciemag.com. May 7, 2017.
  5. ^ "Lutador do UFC, Herbert Burns inaugura academia própria na Flórida: "sempre tive esse sonho"". istoe.com.br (in Brazilian Portuguese). March 28, 2022.
  6. ^ "Herbert "The Blaze" Burns — The Way Martial Arts". theway-martialarts.com. Retrieved June 7, 2022.
  7. ^ a b c d e "Herbert Burns Plans To Seize Opportunity Against Movlid Khaibulaev". sg.news.yahoo.com. February 7, 2017.
  8. ^ Cruz, Guilherme (2020-06-06). "Herbert Burns predicts he will hold UFC belt simultaneously with brother Gilbert". MMA Fighting. Retrieved 2020-08-16.
  9. ^ "American National IBJJF Jiu-Jitsu No-Gi Championship 2018". Retrieved August 10, 2020.
  10. ^ "Pan IBJJF Jiu-Jitsu No-Gi Championship 2018". Retrieved August 10, 2020.
  11. ^ a b "Dallas Fall International Open IBJJF Jiu-Jitsu No-Gi Championship 2018". Retrieved August 10, 2020.
  12. ^ "Miami Spring International Open IBJJF Jiu-Jitsu No-Gi Championship 2017". Retrieved August 10, 2020.
  13. ^ Mixed martial arts show results Date: June 6, 2020
  14. ^ a b Kyle Volkman (November 21, 2018). "Exclusive Interview: Herbert Burns Focused on Joining Brother in the UFC". mmasucka.com.
  15. ^ Sherdog.com. "Herbert". Sherdog. Retrieved 2020-08-16.
  16. ^ Simon Head (August 7, 2019). "DWCS 23 winner Herbert Burns eager to create 'own path' from brother Gilbert in UFC". mmajunkie.com.
  17. ^ "Nate Landwehr to make UFC debut in Raleigh". BluegrassMMA. 2019-11-15. Retrieved 2020-08-16.
  18. ^ Shillan, Keith (2020-01-25). "UFC Raleigh Results: Herbert Burns Crushs Nate Landwehr with Brutal Knee". Cageside Press. Retrieved 2020-08-16.
  19. ^ "Herbert Burns earns bonus for his vicious knockout at UFC on ESPN+ 24". sports.yahoo.com. Retrieved 2020-08-16.
  20. ^ Marcel Dorff. "Evan Dunham vs. Herbert Burns toegevoegd aan UFC 250 volgende week" (in Dutch). Retrieved 2022-06-07.
  21. ^ Bryan Tucker (June 6, 2020). "UFC 250 Results: Nunes vs. Spencer". MMAFighting.com. Retrieved June 6, 2020.
  22. ^ Raphael Marinho (2020-07-31). "Herbert Burns to face Daniel Pineda at UFC 252 on August 15th". sportv.globo.com. Retrieved 2020-08-03. (in Portuguese)
  23. ^ Anderson, Jay (2020-08-15). "UFC 252 Results: Daniel Pineda Traps Herbert Burns in Crucifix, Smashes Way to Victory". Cageside Press. Retrieved 2020-08-16.
  24. ^ Behunin, Alex. "Billy Quarantillo vs. Herbert Burns Set For July 17 UFC Event". Cageside Press. Cagesidepress.com.
  25. ^ Carlos Contreras Legaspi (2021-06-08). "Gabriel Benítez to fight Billy Quarantillo at UFC Fight Night on July 17". espndeportes.espn.com. Retrieved 2021-06-08. (in Spanish)
  26. ^ ATSteveDuncan (2022-04-27). "Herbert Burns vs. Khusein Askhabov agregado a UFC Fight Night del 16 de julio". MMA.uno , #1 En noticias de Artes Marciales Mixtas (MMA) en Español. (in Spanish). Retrieved 2022-04-28.
  27. ^ "Herbert Burns comemora renovação de contrato com o UFC e fala sobre possível adversário: "não importa o nome da vítima"". Globo.com. May 3, 2022.
  28. ^ Cruz, Guilherme (2022-07-08). "Bill Algeo vs. Herbert Burns now set for UFC Long Island with Billy Quarantillo, Khusein Askhabov out". MMA Fighting. Retrieved 2022-07-08.
  29. ^ Heck, Mike (2022-07-16). "UFC Long Island video: Bill Algeo guts out of submission, earns retirement stoppage over Herbert Burns". MMA Fighting. Retrieved 2022-07-16.
  30. ^ Sherdog.com. "Herbert "The Blaze" Burns". Sherdog. Retrieved 2020-08-10.

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