Right after his win over Alex Oliveira on March 21, Gilbert Burns asked for a quick turnaround against Josh Thomson or Myles Jury at UFC Fight Night 67. The UFC gave him a fight on May 30, but not the opponent he was hoping for.
Undefeated as a mixed martial artist, Burns is set to take on The Ultimate Fighter winner Norman Parke at the Fight Night card in Goiania, Brazil. PVT first reported the match-up, and MMAFighting.com confirmed it with sources close to the situation.
Burns improved to 10-0 in his professional MMA career with a third-round submission victory over "Cowboy" Oliveira, who took the fight on short notice to replace injured Josh Thomson. The jiu-jitsu world champion is 3-0 in the Octagon, including stoppages over Oliveira and Christos Giagos.
Parke (20-3-1), who started in the promotion with three wins and one draw in four fights, had his 11-fight unbeaten streak snapped by Gleison Tibau at UFC Fight Night 59 in January. The lightweight fighter only competed once in Brazil, leaving the Octagon with a majority draw against fellow TUF winner Leonardo Santos.
UFC Fight Night 67 takes place at the Goiania Arena in Goiania, Brazil, and features a welterweight bout between Carlos Condit and Thiago Alves in the main event. The UFN 67 card now includes:
Carlos Condit vs. Thiago Alves
Jessica Penne vs. Juliana Lima
Charles Oliveira vs. Nik Lentz
K.J. Noons vs. Yan Cabral
Jussier Formiga vs. Wilson Reis
Wendell Oliveira Marques vs. T.J. Waldburger
Gilbert Burns vs. Norman Parke