- UFC 287 odds are favoring Burns -500 against Masvidal as a +360 underdog.
- Gilbert Burns is coming off a first-round submission win over Neil Magny, while Masvidal hasn’t won a fight since defeating Nate Diaz in 2019.
- See our UFC 287 betting pick for Burns vs Masvidal.
At UFC 287, no.5 ranked welterweight Gilbert Burns will finally take on no.11 ranked Jorge “Gamebred” Masvidal. “Durino” vs “Gamebred” will feature in the co-main to Periera vs Adeysana 2 which will take place in Miami, Florida.
Burns will be the A-side and the heavy favorite against Masvidal who’s coming off three straight losses. Masivdal can still pull off some shocking upsets, so let’s see what the latest Burns vs Masvidal odds say with a betting prediction.
Burns vs Masvisal Odds
As per BetMGM, Gilbert Burns is -500 to defeat Jorge Masvisal +360 at UFC 287. Betting on “Gamebred” at UFC 287 could net $360 profit off a $100 wager. Meanwhile, betting on “Durinho” to win by KO is the best way to bet on Burns getting his hand raised.
Gilbert Burns vs Jorge Masvidal Prediction
It’s 2023 and Jorge Masvidal’s 2019 resurrection is long in the rearview mirror. Although Masvidal finished off 2019 with an impressive performance against Nate Diaz to win the “BMF” belt. “Gamebred” failed to shine in back-to-back fights against Kamaru Usman, with the second fight ending in a devastating second-round KO.
Masvidal’s odds against Burns, pit the American Top Team Fighter as one of the biggest challenges he’s seen in years. Even bigger than Usman, according to the oddsmakers. This partially makes sense, due to the lack of activity and urgency we’ve seen from him lately.
Masvidal’s speed and endurance weren’t a factor in his last fight against Colby Covington, something that might have given Burns problems if this fight happened 4-5 years ago.
Gilbert Burns’ last three fights were some of the most impressive performances I’ve seen from the Brazilian in some time. Burns fought a tactical battle against “Wonderboy” at UFC 264. Then while no top ten welterweights would take a fight against Khamzat Chimaev, Burns stepped up to the plate – going three hard rounds with “Borz” in what seemed like a win for Burns, although he lost by decision.
In his most recent fight at UFC 283 in January, Burns made short work of Neil Magny winning by arm-triangle choke in the first round. I don’t expect Burns to take Masvidal lightly and this will be an explosive fight from the opening bell. Knowing how Burns has approached his past few fights, I expect him to play to Masivsal’s weakness and take this fight to the ground depending on how the striking plays out.
Burns’ Path to Victory: Burns can likely stay on the feet for three rounds and be successful against Masvisal. However, at some point, I expect him to take the fight to the ground and exploit his grappling advantage. If he can consistently put Masvidal on his back and threaten with submissions, he has a strong chance of securing a victory.
Masvidal’s Path to Victory: Masvidal needs to keep the fight standing, where he can showcase his striking skills and capitalize on Burns’ defensive vulnerabilities. By maintaining distance and avoiding takedowns, Masvidal can increase his chances of landing a fight-ending KO.
Betting Pick: Burns by Decision.
Burns vs Masvidal: Full fight card
- MAIN EVENT: Alex Pereira vs Israel Adesanya – for UFC Middleweight Championship
- Gilbert Burns vs Jorge Masvidal
- Kevin Holland vs Santiago Ponzinibbio
- Rob Font vs Adrian Yanez
- Raul Rosas Jr vs Christian Rodriguez
- Kelvin Gastelum vs Chris Curtis
- Michael Chiesa vs Li Jingliang
- Michelle Waterson-Gomez vs Luana Pinheiro
- Chris Barnett vs Chase Sherman
Early preliminary card
- Gerald Meerschaert vs Joe Pyfer
- Cynthia Calvillo vs Loopy Godinez
- Ignacio Bahamondes vs Nikolas Motta
- Shayilan Nuerdanbieke vs Steve Garcia
- Jaqueline Amorim vs Sam Hughes
Burns vs Masvidal FAQ
When does Burns vs Masvidal happen?
Burns vs Masvidal is set for UFC 287 on Saturday, April 8 at the Miami-Dade Arena in Florida.
What are the betting odds for Burns vs Masvidal?
Gilbert Burns is -500 to Masvidal’s odd of +360 as an underdog .