Herbert Burns celebrates Miami Open victory while awaiting MMA bout

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Herbert Burns finished two opponents to take gold in Miami. Courtesy of Herbert Burns

While he waits for One FC, the biggest MMA organization in Asia, to announce his next fight, Herbert Burns wants to stay active by competing in BJJ tournaments. Last week he fought at the Miami Open and bagged the lightweight gi title by winning two matches.

“I finished the first one with a d’arce choke in under two minutes,” he told Graciemag. “In the final I applied a takedown, went to the back and finished via rear naked choke. It was only two fights, but it’s always good to go back and compete in BJJ.”

Burns, who recently moved to Florida to train alongside his brother Gilbert Durinho, says he wants to keep at it and is open to superfight invites. “Here in the U.S. there is a grappling event nearly every weekend,” he says. “Like I said, I like competing in BJJ, and that helps keep me in shape for MMA.”

He adds: “My last fight was in February. I expect to fight in June or July. Meanwhile I’ll keep up my pace by competing in gi an no-gi.”

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