Over the course of three seasons, there has been a laundry list of reasons of why you should never judge a book by it’s cover on Dana White’s Tuesday Contender Series. In today’s episode of Across The Pond, you will meet a cobra of flame and fire looking to write another memorable chapter in UFC annals and show opponents what happens if they come too close to the fire at UFC 250 on June 6 from the UFC Apex. A professional mixed martial artist since February 2012 and representing Hard Knocks 365, Herbert Burns owns a 10-2 professional record in 12 bouts comprised of seven submissions, one knockout, and two decisions. Burns secured his UFC contract on week seven during the third installment of Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series in 2019 and has also fought for Titan Fighting Championship ane the Asian MMA promotion One FC. he has finished eight of his 10 victories thus far in his career as a pro-MMA fighter with the majority of those wins coming inside the first round.
In his MMA debut, he submitted Saulo Eduardo da Silva via triangle-armbar in the first round. Burns also tapped out Edward Kelly in round one via rear-naked choke. He defeated his next two opponents via decision in Hiroshige Tanaka and Harris Sarmiento. Burns submitted Honorio Banario via rear-naked choke in the first round at One FC 23 Warrior’s Way. He defeated Timofey Nastyukhin in round one via rear-naked choke. Burns tapped out Aiebek Nurseit via triangle-armbar in the first round at Titan FC 51. At Titan FC 54 he submitted Luis Gomez in round one via rear-naked choke. At DWTNCS week seven of season three Burns faced fellow submission specialist Derrick Minner and tapped him out in the first round via triangle-armbar to lock up a UFC contract.
In his debut outing for the UFC at UFC On ESPN Plus 24, he knocked out Nate Landwehr in the first round to earn the first knockout victory of his professional career. At UFC 250 on June 6, Burns will face Evan Dunham in a catchweight affair at 150 pounds. Good luck Herbert!