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Twitter reacts to Gilbert Burns controling Tyron Woodley at UFC Vegas
Gilbert Burns states he desires to defend the UFC welterweight title, and he’s made his case with a major, one-sided victory over former champion Tyron Woodley in the main event of UFC Vegas.
Woodley, who came into this bout as the No. 1 ranked welterweight contender, previously won the UFC welterweight championship at UFC 201 with a first-round knockout of Robbie Lawler. He defended the belt four times, battling Stephen Thompson to a draw and a decision win, defeating Demian Maia by decision and submitting Darren Till. Woodley lost the belt to Kamaru Usman at UFC 235 in March 2019. Tonight’s fight marked his first fight since.
Burns, who entered this bout as the No. 6 contender, had a five-fight win streak going into tonight. Two months ago, at UFC Brasilia, Burns scored a major first-round TKO of Demian Maia and made a statement as he’s moved up the ranks.
Twitter reacts to Gilbert Burns dismantling Tyron Woodley at UFC Vegas
The fight ended up being a slaughtering. Burns dropped Woodley in the opening round and opened up a cut above his left eye, going on to take control of most of the fight and winning every round on every judge’s scorecard.
See how Twitter reacted to the bout:
That’s a testament to keeping busy. Keeping your head in the game. And quite frankly, Woodley is a little long in the tooth. Sad. But it is what it is.
— Bonsai Milinaka (@SuicidalTende20) May 31, 2020
not the Woodley i understand, it’s unfortunate hope he returned more powerful
— KHARBOT (@kharbot009) May 31, 2020
has actually woodley simply forgotten how to battle completely??
— Avoid Bayless Burner (@okcsucksass) May 31, 2020
Woodley has actually now invested a massive 50 minutes inside the octagon because 2019, the last time he combated in there nevertheless was 2018 versus Darren Till.
— McP (@Mike_McP) May 31, 2020
Really dissatisfied on Tyron, excellent shit Durinho.
— Esteban (@IHASHIRAMAI) May 31, 2020
Woodley yet once again disappointing up to battle. As a fan, I’m really dissatisfied.
— Brian (@CR0SSRH0DES) May 31, 2020
Was that the worst Woodley we’ve ever seen?
— le mur (@OnTheWall_2) May 31, 2020
Hard to enjoy as a Woodley fan. His age may be over tonight.
— Vithy (@Soll_______) May 31, 2020
Got ta think Burns- Edwards, Masvidal-Usman, and now Woodley- Covington are actually the 3 significant WW battles to make.
— Erik Lechner (@LechALection) May 31, 2020
I utilized to like Woodley however he has actually ended up to be another Rockhold, began thinking his own buzz, got his ass whooped and now his big ego is injuring, that was a gratifying beat down to enjoy ♂
— John Cormack (@JKilminster8) May 31, 2020
Wow!! Burns is the offer
— Felipe Soté (@sote_felipe) May 31, 2020
there was definitely no proof that was a determined former champ
— Jason Tipton (@CECsec214) May 31, 2020
Burns leading 5, him vs Leon for next shot after Masvidal Usman. Woodley constantly been exaggerated and uninteresting. Was young strong person with a power. Had one finish as champ. No heart. Shoulda remained more active not got associated with music and shit taking like he was best lmao.
— Jacob Tonzi (@JacobTonzi) May 31, 2020
One more time woodley offer us a boring main event
— kamal kumar shiwan (@kkshiwan) May 31, 2020
Woodley need to retire after that one that was an actually bad efficiency
— Mac (@Goatnamedmac) May 31, 2020
Usman actually took Woodleys soul
— Jake (@UtdJake___) May 31, 2020
Woodley looked foreseeable asf
— Wavy Leon (@wavy_leonn) May 31, 2020
With the win, Burns will definitely remain in the top-five of the UFC’s welterweight competitor rankings come next week.
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