UFC 283: Gilbert Burns calls out Colby Covington after clinical first-round submission of Neil Magny

Gilbert Burns sent a powerful message after winning admirably at UFC 283. In his home country Brazil, Burns competed in a welterweight bout against Neil Magny. Magny was defeated by the 36-year-old in the first minute of the battle.

Magny entered the match with a win against Daniel Rodriguez via stunning submission. On the other hand, Burns had just lost a dramatic back-and-forth match against Khamzat Chimaev.

Burns is among those affected by the flag ban – with him wanting to wear and carry a Brazilian bandana at all times. While Burns obliged UFC brass, he did come to the event with a suit tailored with a Brazilian flag lining and even wore his infamous bandana in the cage afterwards despite the UFC threat to fine any flag displays.

Burns opened the bout with a takedown and quickly worked his way to a submission win. Magny was finally defeated by Burns after being trapped in an arm-triangle choke.

Burns kept his word as he said previously that the match wouldn’t go more than two rounds. The Brazilian won via submission for the first time in close to four years during the battle.

Gilbert Burns talked with Daniel Cormier in the octagon interview about his outstanding performance at UFC 283. Burns challenged Colby Covington during the conversation.

“I wanna be back very quick and I wanna finish everybody. Colby Covington, I’m coming for you.”

A lot of MMA competitors and fans commented on Durinho’s performance on Twitter.

A Twitter user mentioned Belal Muhammad as Burns’ next opponent. Another person said that Burns’ display made him think of Khamzat Chimaev since the Brazilian took no serious hits throughout the fight:

“Gilbert Burns did not absorb a single significant strike in that Neil Magny fight… almost Chimaev like… #UFC283”

While praising Magny, another user argued that Burns was levels above Magny.

Burns’ decision to call out Covington has received a lot of applause online. At UFC 272, Covington engaged in a five-round grudge bout with friend-turned-enemy Jorge Masvidal. Covington hasn’t taken the stage in over a year. Therefore, he may be in line for a match with Burns.