Dunham (18-8-1) announced his retirement from the sport following a loss to Francisco Trinaldo in Sept. 2018, his second knockout loss that year, but decided to return in 2020. He was slated to face Michael Johnson in April, but the fight fell through.
The 38-year-old lightweight is on a three-fight winless skid that includes a loss to Olivier Aubin-Mercier and a majority draw versus Beneil Dariush. Dunham’s last victory was a decision over Rick Glenn in 2016, capping off a four-fight winning streak.
Burns (10-2) signed with the UFC after chocking out Darrick Minner at Dana White’s Contender Series in Aug. 2018, and knocked out Nate Landwehr in his UFC debut in January. The ONE Championship veteran won four in a row since leaving the Asian promotion.
Check the updated UFC 250 card below:
Amanda Nunes vs. Felicia Spencer
Raphael Assuncao vs. Cody Garbrandt
Aljamain Sterling vs. Cory Sandhagen
Sean O’Malley vs. Eddie Wineland
Jussier Formiga vs. Alex Perez
Neil Magny vs. Anthony Rocco Martin
Alonzo Menifield vs. Devin Clark
Evan Dunham vs. Herbert Burns
Ian Heinisch vs. Gerald Meerschaert
Chase Hooper vs. Alex Caceres
Charles Byrd vs. Maki Pitolo