UFC Brasilia: Lee vs. Oliveira took place March 14 at the Nilson Nelson Gymnasium in Brasilia, Brazil. Gilbert Burns (18-3) and Demian Maia (28-10) battled in a welterweight contest, which aired live on ESPN. Catch more video highlights below.
For more on Burns vs. Maia, check out our live blog by MMA Fighting’s Steven. Marrocco below.
Round 1: Burn feints kicks and then goes low after trying out his hands. Maia presses forward with a punch, then gets pushed back by a kick. He approaches again as Burns circles off, pawing with punches until a single-leg opens a takedown. Burns moves for a kneebar and uses the attempt to scramble up. Maia settles for the clinch and pushes to the cage, where he drags Burns to a knee and tries to take the back. One hook is in, and Burns tries to turn in. Maia jumps on the back, and he doesn’t have hooks, but his arms are in good position. Maia transitions to mount, and Burns scrambles up in the interim. Burns uncorks a left hook and drops Maia clean. He raises his arms, then passes Maia’s legs. He flurries with punches until the referee is forced to intervene, and that’s a wrap.
Official result: Gilbert Burns def. Demian Maia via TKO (strikes) - Round 1, 2:34