Gilbert Burns vs. Stephen Thompson play-by-play, live blog, video highlights

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Gilbert Burns vs. Stephen Thompson play-by-play, dwell weblog

Tai Tuivasa just knocked out Greg Hardy in the first round. Meaning Gilbert Burns vs. Stephen Thompson is arising subsequent!

Spherical one

Gilbert Burns stays low and appears like he needs to stay proper in the midst of the cage. Tight circling from each fighters and it’s an obvious footwork battle for the middle. Thompson’s ft are set and he’s able to strike. Burns blitzes and swings an overhand. Burns shoots in for a single-leg that begins all the best way down close to the foot. He works his means up and he’s now obtained “Wonderboy” towards the cage. He’s going for a double-leg now and Thompson’s base is stable — seems to be like he’s not going wherever. Burns remains to be dedicated to the takedown. Thompson’s broad stance is ideal for stability and it’s making it exhausting for Burns to maneuver him. Midway by way of the spherical now and we’re with none actually vital strikes touchdown for every fighter.

However Burns will get the takedown. He’s on high now and he’s in half guard. He’s labored his means up Thompson’s physique and is now focusing on the arms. Wonderful grappling, as anticipated, from Burns who’s comfy on high. Thompson scrambling and attempting to relaxation towards the cage to get again to his ft. However Burns is staying heavy. One minute left. Thompson will get his hips out and he’s coming again to his ft. Burns touchdown exhausting pictures now and makes Wonderboy arise. First large strikes of the battle and means Burns is clearly far forward on the “affect” scoring class now. Jon Anik says that Wonderboy had landed only one strike within the first 4:50 of the spherical however the last moments of the spherical end with a flurry and Burns slips whereas speeding at Thompson.

The Physique Lock scores spherical one for Gilbert Burns (10-9)

Spherical two

Thompson leads with a leg kick. He’s planting his ft once more and ready for the best probability to strike however this type of preventing won’t be appropriate towards Burns if he’s clearly looking for takedowns as an alternative of offering counter-striking alternatives. Thompson main with the jab now. He’s mild on his ft, on the toes, bouncing and ready for Burns to make a mistake. However Burns isn’t committing to something and appears content material with sitting again out of vary for now. A formidable aspect kick from Thompson connects. He’s successful this spherical as far as Burns is having issue closing the gap. Burns makes an attempt to stomp the knee however Thompson slips again. Affected person battle from Thompson and Burns is being sucked right into a slower-than-ordinary battle due to the hazards that exist when preventing Thompson. One other kick from Thompson. Burns lands a punch of his personal. A really aggressive battle to this point. Thompson sneaking ahead now. Low kick lands for him. A 1-2 combo after which Burns comes again with a low kick. Proper hand from Thompson and Burns dips for a single-leg however can’t safe it. Wonderboy’s spherical to this point. One minute left. Burns isn’t doing sufficient. Thompson isn’t doing a complete lot however he’s touchdown extra as a result of he’s controlling the circulation of the battle. Burns proper hand connects, that’s the second first rate punch from him this spherical. He lands a takedown after which some punches. Powerful spherical to attain now as bot fighters proceed punching one another on the bottom to complete spherical two. Burns might need finished sufficient to edge that one.

The Physique Lock scores spherical two for Gilbert Burns 10-9 (20-18)

Spherical three

Thompson advancing and appears to be extra aggressive already this spherical. He must be as he’s down on our scorecard and we anticipate that some judges could have even been divided on the final one. Burns slipping and transferring. Thompson attempting to arrange some offense, he spins and lands a spinning again kick to the pinnacle. Implausible kick and connects exhausting. Burns shakes it off and places his guard up. Thompson then follows with a mixture of punches. However now Burns has turned it round and he’s advancing, he pushes Thompson again to the cage. He secures a physique lock, swings, after which places Thompson on his again.

Midway by way of the spherical and Burns is on high in aspect management. Occasional punches to the pinnacle from high place. They’re including up every so often it looks as if they could flip the spherical in his favor after dropping the battle on the ft. Burns’ takedowns have been a key to success on this one. He’s making an attempt to wrap up the neck of Thompson now and that forces Thompson to drop again to the mat. Burns postures up and unloads punches. They’re connecting exhausting however some appear to be hitting the again of the pinnacle.

The Physique Lock scores spherical three for Gilbert Burns 10-9 (30-27)

Official Consequence: Gilbert Burns def. Stephen Thompson by way of unanimous resolution (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

UFC 264 Outcomes

Saturday, July 10 – T-Cellular Area, Las Vegas

Important Card – 10:00 pm (ET) on ESPN+ PPV

Prelims – 8:00 pm (ET) on ESPN+

  • Max Griffin def. Carlos Condit by way of unanimous resolution
  • Michel Pereira def. Niko Value by way of unanimous resolution
  • Ilia Topuria def. Ryan Corridor by way of KO/TKO – R1, 4:47
  • Dricus du Plessis def. Trevin Giles by way of KO/TKO – R2, 1:41

Early Prelims – 6:00 pm (ET) on ESPN+

  • Jennifer Maia def. Jessica Eye by way of unanimous resolution
  • Brad Tavares def. Omari Akhmedov by way of cut up resolution
  • Zhalgas Zhumagulov def. Jerome Rivera by way of submission – R1, 2:03

Jake Nichols

Jake Nichols is The Physique Lock’s Editor in Chief. Beforehand, he was the MMA Editor at RealSport.

UFC 264 Results: Gilbert Burns vs. Stephen Thompson play-by-play, live blog, video highlights


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