Herbert Burns earned his second win in the UFC on Saturday night, and he needed less than two minutes to get the job done.
The Brazilian made quick work of veteran lightweight Evan Dunham with a rear-naked choke that put an end to the fight at just 1:20 into the opening round.
“It makes me super happy,” Burns said about his win. “I’ve been working really hard. It was a great test. He’s solid everywhere. I’m a jiu-jitsu guy. First fight was a knockout. I wanted to show I’m well-rounded everywhere.”
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Dunham, who was returning from retirement with his last fight taking place in 2018, came out strong with some solid striking that seemed to catch Burns off guard. It didn’t take long for Burns to make an adjustment, however, as he quickly latched onto Dunham’s back when dragging him to the ground.
From there, Burns made a seamless transition to lock on a body triangle and then latch his forearm across Dunham’s chin as the choke began to find a home. A split second later, Burns had the submission tightened and Dunham had no choice but to tap out to stop the fight.
Burns has now won his past five fights in a row, including a victory on Dana White’s Contender Series as well as a knockout over Nate Landwehr in his octagon debut before finishing Dunham on Saturday night.