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UFC 287: Masvidal vs Burns- Is Gilbert Burns a Better Knockout Artist Than Jorge Masvidal?

UFC 287: Masvidal vs Burns- Is Gilbert Burns a Better Knockout Artist Than Jorge Masvidal?

UFC 287: Masvidal vs Burns- Is Gilbert Burns a Better Knockout Artist Than Jorge Masvidal?
UFC 287: Masvidal vs Burns will feature on the UFC 287 main card this weekend. While all the attention has been on the blockbuster rematch between Israel Adesanya and Alex Pereira, the welterweight bout, Jorge Masvidal vs Gilbert Burns could steal the spotlight. So ahead of their bout, we compare the two to see who […]

UFC 287: Masvidal vs Burns will feature on the UFC 287 main card this weekend. While all the attention has been on the blockbuster rematch between Israel Adesanya and Alex Pereira, the welterweight bout, Jorge Masvidal vs Gilbert Burns could steal the spotlight. So ahead of their bout, we compare the two to see who is the better knockout artist. Follow UFC 287: Pereira vs Adesanya 2 LIVE Streaming details with Insidesport.IN. 

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Gilbert Burns and Jorge Masvidal will compete in the co-main event of UFC 287. Moreover, it will be a hometown event for Masvidal, while Burns has trained in Miami for most of his career and therefore, it will be familiar territory for the Brazilian too. Thus, it could be a fantastic fight.

UFC 287: Masvidal vs Burns- Is Gilbert Burns a Better Knockout Artist Than Jorge Masvidal?

UFC 287: Masvidal vs Burns- Is Gilbert Burns a Better Knockout Artist Than Jorge Masvidal?

UFC 287: Who is a better knockout artist between Jorge Masvidal and Gilbert Burns?

Masvidal comes into the bout with a reputation of being the knockout specialist while Burns is the grappling expert. However, we check the numbers to see if this is true or whether Burns is in fact better than Masvidal even in the knockouts department.

Burns has six knockout victories from his 21 wins in MMA. Therefore, this gives him a 29% knockout rate. Moreover, Burns has only one KO to his name and the other five are all TKOs. Masvidal, on the other hand, has 16 knockouts from 35 wins. Thus, ‘Gamebred’ has a 45% knockout rate. In addition, Masvidal has 3 KOs to his name.

Therefore, when you look at the numbers, it is clear that Masvidal is the better knockout artist when compared to Gilbert Burns. Furthermore, even when you consider the nature of knockouts, Masvidal is ahead of Burns. Therefore, while Burns might have the wrestling and Jiu-Jitsu over Masvidal, ‘Gamebred’ is an undeniably special knockout artist.

What do you make of the Jorge Masvidal vs Gilbert Burns fight at UFC 287? Do you think Masvidal will knock out the Brazilian or will Burns use his wrestling to nullify Masvidal’s power?

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