Burns is a 3-time Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu World Champion, and one of the biggest exponents of the martial art in the present day. He shifted his focus to MMA in 2012 and currently competes in the UFC. Naturally he has excellent ground-game, but recently Durinho has also improved his stand-up game with Henri Hooft at HK365.

Since Hard Knocks 365: After nearly a year without competing due to a loss to Michel Prezares, Durinho made a comeback for the ages after knocking out Jason Saggo at UFC Fight Night 116 five seconds before the end of the 2nd round.

Born: July 20th, 1986 in Niteroi, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Weight: 155 lbs.
Height: 5’10”
Record: 13-2
Division: Lightweight
Trivia: Burns is a 2nd degree black belt in BJJ.

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