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.
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