Belal Muhammad vs Gilbert Burns 05-06-23 Analysis, Odds and Tips
Belal Muhammad vs Gilbert Burns 05-06-23 Analysis, Odds and Tips

Belal Muhammad vs Gilbert Burns 05/06/23 – Belal Muhammad and Gilbert Burns will clash in a three-round welterweight contest as part of UFC 288 on Saturday night. Muhammad-Burns showdown will serve as the co-main event of this 14-fight showcase. Muhammad recently scored a two-round technical knockout over Lukasz Bosacki at UFC 280 while Burns just earned himself a unanimous decision win against Jorge Masvidal at UFC 287. UFC online odds currently peg Muhammad as the underdog against Burns; however, anything could happen once these fighters begin to fight.

Belal Muhammad vs Gilbert Burns

Date & Time: Saturday, May 6, 2023 at 10:00 PM ET

Location: Prudential Center, Newark, New Jersey, USA


Belal Muhammad vs Gilbert Burns 05/06/23 Betting Odds


Moneyline: +105


Moneyline: -125

Belal Muhammad vs Gilbert Burns Analysis

Belal “Remember the Name” Muhammad holds a 22-3-0 with 1 NC. He weighs 170 lbs and stands 5’11”. An orthodox fighter with 72″ reach. Belal Muhammad hits 4.47 significant strikes every minute. Muhammad is striking 42% of his significant strikes with success. “Remember the Name” has an impressive 3.68 significant strikes per minute hit ratio when it comes to self-defense. Muhammad also manages to deflect 58% of significant strikes that come his way.  Belal Muhammad recently defeated Sean Brady via a knockout punch to the head in round 2. Brady scored 58 of 118 total strikes thrown during this contest while Muhammad hit 80 out of 209 total strikes thrown. As far as significant strikes go, Brady recorded 58 out of 118 hits which represents 49%. He landed 40 out of 98 significant strikes that targeted his head. Muhammad managed to land 38% of his significant strikes by landing 80 of 209. He made 64 significant strikes aimed directly at his head out of 183 total strikes made. 98% of significant strikes connected by Brady and 98% by Muhammad were at distance.

Gilbert “Durinho” Burns stands 5’10”, weighs in at 170 lbs, and enters the cage boasting an undefeated record of 22-5-0. This 36-year-old has an arm span of 71″ Gilbert Burns averages 3.38 significant strikes per minute and hits 47% of his attempts. “Durinho” allows 3.13 significant hits per minute while deflects 54% of shots fired his way. Gilbert Burns defeated Jorge Masvidal by unanimous decision in Round 3. Masvidal successfully connected on 97% of his significant strikes he attempted at distance while Burns hit on 88%. Burns was successful in landing 42% of his attempts, landing 42 out of 99 significant hits he attempted. Masvidal connected on 34 of 84 significant blows to Masvidal’s head during that bout, and connected 39 out of 91 significant strikes himself in that battle. Regarding his placement of these significant hits, 14 out of 61 shots hit directly to the head. Masvidal outscored Burns with regards to total strikes attempted in this contest by landing 77 of 130 while Burns managed 72 out of 135.

Belal Muhammad stands out among wrestlers as an adept wrestler as he achieves takedowns 2.19 times per three rounds. Muhammad is scoring takedowns at 35% of attempts and blocking 92% of his opponents’ takedown attempts. Burns has taken his opponents down on 37% of takedown attempts he tries and blocked 47% of any takedown attempts against him. Muhammad tends to aim for 0.2 submissions per 15 minute interval while Burns strives for 0.6 submissions per 15 min.

Belal Muhammad vs Gilbert Burns Stats

Muhammad Burns
Wins/Losses/Draws22-3-0 (1 NC)22-5-0
Average Fight Time13:4111:27
Height5′ 11″5′ 10″
Weight170 lbs.170 lbs.
Strikes Landed per Min.4.473.38
Striking Accuracy42%47%
Strikes Absorbed per Min.3.683.13
Takedowns Average/15 min.2.192.16
Takedown Accuracy35%37%
Takedown Defense92%47%
Submission Average/15 min.0.20.6

Belal Muhammad vs Gilbert Burns Free Pick

This fight is extremely unpredictable, yet no one should be taken by surprise on Saturday. According to UFC betting lines, Burns will likely win by decision. His style of fighting involves intense combative strikes.

Free Pick: Gilbert Burns -125