Gilbert Burns Parents

What Is UFC Gilbert Burns Parents Ethnicity? Gilbert Alexander Pontes Burns is a mixed martial artist and submission grappler.

Gilbert Burns Parents’ name is Herbert and Tania Burns.

His mother Tania is a nurse and whereas, his father Herbert Sr is a lawyer.

Currently, He competes in the Welterweight division for the Ultimate Fighting Championship(UFC). He is also a three-time World Champion and a World Cup gold medalist.

Gilbert Burns began his training at a very young age in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu(BJJ) following after his father who was also a BJJ artist.

Shortly after he earned his black belt in BJJ staying under the famous master Rafael “Formiga” Barbosa.

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Gilbert Burns Parents and siblings

As mentioned earlier his parents Herbert and Tania Burns come from a Brazilian background and are of mixed ethnicity.

His father once offered to fix a customer’s car in exchange for three months of jiu-jitsu lessons for all of his boys.

Gilbert is also the older brother of UFC fellow fighter Herbert Burns who also happens to be competing in the UFC Welterweight Championship.

Gilbert Burns Parents
The Burns Brother Gilbert and Herbert taking a selfie together(Source: mmafighting)

Other than Herbert, there is also Frederick Burns the eldest among the three brothers. All three brothers have black belts in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.

All the Burns brothers were born and raised in Niteroi, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and their father raised all of them to be fighters.

As a matter of fact, his family has played an important role in shaping his career as they have been very supportive from the very beginning.

Gilbert burns career stats

He was training with Nova Unias until the 2007 World Championship, where he finished second.

Whereas, he got recognized in 2009 when he won the silver medal at the World Jiu-Jitsu Championship.

Gilbert debuted in professional MMA in 2012 and showcased his talent as a fighter. He began his career with a 4-0 record before making his international debut.

Gilbert Burns Parents
Gilbert vs Jorge Masvidal on UFC 257(Source: Instagram)

His international debut was in 2014 when he signed with the Ultimate Fighting Championship(UFC).

In his UFC debut fight, he defeated Andreas Stahl by unanimous decision. Then he won two more fights before losing his first loss in the UFC with Michel Prazeres.

later he won four of his fight out of five including a victory against former title champion Demian Maia.

Burns moved up to the Welterweight category in 2018. There he defeated Alex Oliveira, Gunnar Nelson, and Demian Maia in his first three fights.

In addition, he also got a rematch with former welterweight champion Tyron Woodley, which he won by unanimous decision in May 2020.

gilbert burns net worth

The estimated net worth of Gilbert Burns is around $1.8 million.

People who follow UFC must have heard his name as he is getting very popular.

The Brazilian is now successful in his career and is far from the financial problem. He currently has an estimated net worth of around $1.83 Million as per essentiallysports.

Like all other UFC fighters, he is also paid per fight.

For his most recent appearance, he received the biggest base salary of his UFC career, which was estimated to be $380,000.

At UFC 283 he was allegedly paid $285k for his fight against Neil Magny.

He is also active on his Instagram and has been posting videos lately on his Youtube of his day-to-day life and behind the scenes.

The UFC athlete also earns from different sponsors and investments. So his net worth is yet to grow even more.

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