UFC 264 Update: Gilbert Burns, Stephen Thompson to Meet on July 10

By: Tristen Critchfield
Apr 3, 2021

A pivotal welterweight showdown pitting Gilbert Burns against Stephen Thompson is on tap for UFC 264.

UFC president Dana White recently confirmed the bout to ESPN. UFC 264 takes place on July 10 and is headlined by a trilogy bout between Dustin Poirier and Conor McGregor. The card is expected to be held in Las Vegas, potentially at the T-Mobile Arena.

Burns last appeared at UFC 264, where he suffered in a third-round TKO loss against Kamaru Usman in a welterweight title bout. Prior to that, “Durinho” had been victorious in his last six promotional appearances, besting the likes of Tyron Woodley, Demian Maia and Gunnar Nelson in the process.

After a stretch in which he won just once in five bouts from November 2016 to March 2019, “Wonderboy” has rebounded to post consecutive decision triumphs over Vicente Luque and Geoff Neal. The South Carolina native is 11-4-1 during his tenure with the Las Vegas-based promotion.

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