Belal Muhammad Shuts Out Gilbert Burns In Striking Clinic – UFC 288 Results (Highlights)

Muhammad dominates Burns over the distance.

Belal 288
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Welterweights collide for the next title shot!

In the co-main event of UFC 288, Belal Muhammad takes on Gilbert Burns in a high-profile matchup. The fight takes place at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey.

Round 1:

Both fighters take their time finding their distance. Burns blocks a headkick from Muhammad. Muhammad lands a straight left. Burns fires leg kicks. Muhammad lands a beautiful kick to the body. Burns shoots for a takedown but Muhammad stuffs it with ease. Muhammad lands a leg kick of his own.  Muhammad rocks Burns on the feet, nearly getting a knockdown in the process. Muhammad lands a headkick which stumbles Burns once more.

CDS: 10-9 Muhammad

Round 2:

Muhammad continues his attack, landing kicks to the body of Burns over and over again. Burns lands a good right hand. Burns’ punches find their target on a combo. Muhammad lands another great body kick. Burns lands a leg kick. Muhammad presses forward before the round ends.

CDS: 10-9 Muhammad

Round 3:

A nut shot from Burns halts the fight for a moment. Burns lands good leg kick. Muhammad goes up top with a headkick that is blocked by the Brazilian. Muhammad’s right hand finds its target multiple times. Muhammad kicks the ribs of Burns. Muhammad partially lands a headkick. Burns lands a body kick on Muhammad. Muhammad lands a headkick and then a sharp jab. Muhammad continues to engage, throwing his headkick twice.

CDS: 10-9 Muhammad

Round 4:

Burns catches Muhammad with leg kicks. Muhammad puts together effective combos, landing to the body as well as the head. Muhammad lands a punishing body kick. A headkick from Burns is blocked. Burns lands a hard right hand. Muhammad throws a knee to the body while Burns returns with a leg kick. Muhammad mixes it up well in the striking department. Muhammad eats a big blow from Burns but is left rather unfazed by it.

CDS: 10-9 Muhammad

Round 5:

Burns lands a leg kick. Muhammads land a few good left hands. Burns lands a fast kick to the body. Muhammad counters effectively with a right hand. Muhammad attacks the body and head of Burns with punches. Muhammad’s right hand gets through. Both fighters exchange strikes from a close distance. Burns eat another body kick from Muhammad.

CDS: 10-9 Muhammad

Official result: Belal Muhammad defeats Gilbert Burns by unanimous decision (50-45, 49-46, 49-46)

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Published on May 7, 2023 at 12:27 am
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