It looks like that former UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley will be fighting Gilbert Burns on May 23.
Tyron Woodley was scheduled to fight at the UFC Fight Night event in London on March 21. He was supposed to fight Leon Edwards, but the fight had to be cancelled because of the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic. He has since been eagerly waiting for a replacement fight. There were talks about Woodley fighting Colby Covington, but that plan didn’t go through.
He has also called for a rematch against Kamaru Usman. Woodley lost his welterweight title to Usman at UFC 239 last year. However, it looks like that fans would be getting a fight between Gilbert Burns and Woodley instead.
Gilbert Burns is currently riding on a five-fight winning streak. In his last fight, he defeated Demian Maia via TKO in the first round at UFC Fight Night 170 in March. Burns has been calling out Woodley for quite some time now.
Makes two of us. https://t.co/vU7fD68t9k
— Tyron T-Wood Woodley (@TWooodley) May 2, 2020
“To the 4th time this fight has been offered and for the 4th time I’m saying yes! May 23 main event,” Burns tweeted.
“Makes two of us,” Woodley responded in return to Burns’ tweet.
Burns has been very vocal about fighting Woodley and last month he event said that he would finish him if they fought.
“I would’ve finished Tyron Woodley. He’s old and Tyron Woodley has two more fights and then he’s going to retire. He’s done,” he said in an interview with BJPenn in April. “I am 33-years-old, best I’ve ever felt and I believe I would’ve finished him. But, I think I will fight him this year and I will finish him.”
While the match-up is highly intriguing, UFC hasn’t officially announced it yet. So far, the promotion has confirmed three fight cards for the month of May.
The UFC events taking place this month are scheduled for May 9, May 13, and May 16. All of these events will take place in Jacksonville, Florida.
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