Gilbert “Durinho” Burns will be making his professional MMA debut this evening at Crown Fighting Championships 5, in Saint George, Utah. The current Jiu-Jitsu world champion will be taking on the dangerous José Salgado, who has three wins in his five-fight career. Durinho has prior MMA experience as an amateur, having submitted Christian Fowler with a second-round armbar in July 2011.
The lightweight played a role at Vitor Belfort’s Las Vegas training camp for his successful encounter with Anthony “Rumble” Johnson at UFC 142. Durinho was there to teach, but he also learned a lot, having trained alongside fighters the likes of UFC champions Dominick Cruz and Georges Saint-Pierre, as well as aces like Phil Davis, King Mo, Ray Sefo, Nate Marquardt and others.
“The training was awesome. At Victor’s camp I divided my time between being Jiu-Jitsu coach and getting in a lot of training and learning. I had an awesome week, learned a lot; it was an amazing experience,” said Durinho, who took the time to offer a pointer for anyone planning to start out in MMA.
“For anyone just getting started, the best tip is to train and train hard. I feel that with the UFC heading to Brazil, a sport that was already big will take on even huger proportions. So for anyone getting started, look for a gym with a good teacher, and the secret is to train hard, dedicate yourself every day, and always try learning something new.”
Stay tuned to GRACIEMAG.com to find out the results of CFC 5.
Check out the card:
Saint George, Utah, Estados Unidos
28 de janeiro de 2012
Jud Marshall vs Dustin Dell
Gibert Durinho vs Jose Salgado
Pete Martin vs Danny Jonhson
William Fisher vs Skyler Woods
Rod RJ Richter vs Jared Ehlers
Jarrod Beasley vs Chris Ray
Patrick Bundy vs Kelly Hoock Litle
Levi Yoder vs Ularbek Ashirbekov
Arther Satterwhite vs Jordan Carter
Frank Galvan vs Miguel Hernandez
Kyle Gilje vs Taylor Park
Dale Jackson vs Ryan Phillips