UFC on ESPN 9 in tweets: Pros react to Gilbert Burns’ domination of ex-champ Tyron Woodley

UFC on ESPN 9 in tweets: Pros react to Gilbert Burns’ domination of ex-champ Tyron Woodley

Former lightweight turned welterweight Gilbert Burns made his biggest career statement to date with a dominant win over ex-champ Tyron Woodley. Burns pitched a shutout on judges’ scorecards, earning two 50-44 scores with the third judge scoring it 50-45. After the action was over, there was no doubt a new contender had emerged while a former champ had fallen further off the path.

Here’s how the pros reacted to the UFC on ESPN 9 main event and other bouts.

Tyron Woodley vs. Gilbert Burns

If you didn’t know, @HerbDeanMMA will protect himself at all times @ufc

— Big Ben Rothwell (@RothwellFighter) May 31, 2020

MVP of the night award goes to @bisping and his commentary

— Lando Vannata (@GroovyLando) May 31, 2020

It’s crazy to think that @GilbertDurinho came up from 155, and is fighting a pretty big 170er in woodley and looks to be the bigger fighter

— Brad Tavares (@BradTavares) May 31, 2020

Woodley has a chance for a double bonus. See if he goes and gets it #UFCVegas @GilbertDurinho looks good.

— Justin Gaethje (@Justin_Gaethje) May 31, 2020

It looks like another mouth on @TWooodley left eye #UFCVegas #UFCApex

— John Dodson III (@JohnDodsonMMA) May 31, 2020

My anxiety is at right now #UFCVegas

— Andre Soukhamthath (@AndreSoukMMA) May 31, 2020

Tyron seems to be trying to clap/will himself to explode but just not happening!

— Alan Jouban (@AlanJouban) May 31, 2020

Woodley showing heart of a champion plenty of chances to just give up but he’s never stopped fighting but burns has been so good lately it’s all about momentum in this sport

— Belal Muhammad (@bullyb170) May 31, 2020

Hail Mary. Throw it t-wood. #UFCVegas

— Kevin Holland (@Trailblaze2top) May 31, 2020

Weird watching Woodley content and not desperate. Fighting like someone who’s winning #UFCVegas

— Damien Brown ダミアン・ブラウン (@beatdown155) May 31, 2020

— Anhyzer Askren (@Benaskren) May 31, 2020

Can we get a world wide slow clap for @GilbertDurinho! Amazing performance! #UFCApex

— Chas Skelly (@ChasSkelly) May 31, 2020

Give @GilbertDurinho a title shot.

— Lando Vannata (@GroovyLando) May 31, 2020

Sharpest I’ve seen Gilbert look inside the octagon yet! A different mentality too! Congrats! #UFCVegas

— Alan Jouban (@AlanJouban) May 31, 2020

29 strikes… over 5?

— Dominick Reyes (@DomReyes) May 31, 2020

Title shot next for @GilbertDurinho #UFCVegas

— #OnAmission4Gold (@KelvinGastelum) May 31, 2020

I think all my questions about this main event were answered tonight. Burns is legit, but his last two performances were championship caliber! #UFCVegas

— Aljamain Sterling (@funkmasterMMA) May 31, 2020

What a great performance by my man @GilbertDurinho #UFCVegas

— KAMARU USMAN (@USMAN84kg) May 31, 2020

Bad Ass Welterweight @GilbertDurinho Bell to bell ++ not a scratch on you. Called out the Champ better stop training together. @USMAN84kg

— Mark Coleman (@Markcolemanmma) May 31, 2020

Augusto Sakai vs. Blagoy Ivanov

Lets go Blagoy!

— Dan “50k” Ige (@Dynamitedan808) May 31, 2020

Ivanov looking tired

— Chas Skelly (@ChasSkelly) May 31, 2020

Heavy panting… #UFCVegas

— Mike Jackson, Esq. (@TheTruthJackson) May 31, 2020

Yo why did @dc_mma sound like he was playing a role in the original godfather #UFCVegas

— Julian marquez (@JMarquezMMA) May 31, 2020

Herzog sHoulda took a point for that fence grab #UFCVegas

— Brad Tavares (@BradTavares) May 31, 2020

He didn’t lose point for that cage grab #UFCApex

— John Dodson III (@JohnDodsonMMA) May 31, 2020

Man they should have taken a point away from Sakai, that changes the fight!

— Anhyzer Askren (@Benaskren) May 31, 2020

Damn. Congratulations @GilbertDurinho

— Platinum Mike Perry (@PlatinumPerry) May 31, 2020

I’m sad for Woodley but holy shit that was an incredible performance from Burns. It takes a world class athlete to bring out the best in someone. Amazing fight #UFCVegas

— Jessy Jess (@missjessyjess) May 31, 2020

I’m really happy for @GilbertDurinho. He literally made this fight happen. I might need to take the same approach to @SPonzinibbioMMA and @MikeMav22. I’ve said yes to any fight the @ufc has offered me. I just need my moment!

— Geoff (handzofsteel) Neal (@handzofsteelmma) May 31, 2020

Perfect performance by burns all around. Woodley waiting just too much. Tough to see

— Brian Kelleher (@brianboom135) May 31, 2020

So happy to see Gilbert getting the spotlight he deserves! Just dominated a former champ in flawless fashion #UFCVegas

— Megan Anderson (@MeganA_mma) May 31, 2020

Wow called out usman Gilbert is about business can’t be mad at him

— Belal Muhammad (@bullyb170) May 31, 2020

Billy Quarantillo vs. Spike Carlyle

I think this one will be fun #UFCVegas #UFConESPN9 #UFCApex

— Niko Price (@Nikohybridprice) May 31, 2020

LMAO that Rd 1 ending #UFCVegas

— Bryce Mitchell (@ThugnastyMMA) May 31, 2020

THAT REf DEAD WRONG FOR THAT!!! If you want to turn your back, that’s on YOU! How are you earning the fighter to basically lookout?!

Give me a break! Alpha Ginger isn’t a amateur fighter. #UFCVegas

— Aljamain Sterling (@funkmasterMMA) May 31, 2020

Spike said I’m done wit 10 secs left!

— Walt Harris (@thebigticket205) May 31, 2020

Slobber knocker #UFCApex

— Frankie Edgar (@FrankieEdgar) May 31, 2020

ALPHA GINGER For the win!! I love this sport! #UFCVegas #UFCApex

— Julian marquez (@JMarquezMMA) May 31, 2020

Way to go out swingin!

— Dominick Reyes (@DomReyes) May 31, 2020

Carlyle vs Quarantillo – That was definitely something different #UFCVegas

— Jan Blachowicz (@JanBlachowicz) May 31, 2020

Wow! Thought it was going to be 29-28 Carlyle, from a close RD 2, but the guy I wanted to win got his hand raised! Hard fought scrap!

— Aljamain Sterling (@funkmasterMMA) May 31, 2020

Awesome fight !! #UFCVegas

— Leonardo Santos (@LeoSantosbjj) May 31, 2020

Once again @ufc another great distraction from the world for a little these fights are great

— Belal Muhammad (@bullyb170) May 31, 2020

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