Shane Burgos


Will fight Amirkhani on Nov. 2
September 18, 2019
Burgos will battle Makwan Amirkhani at UFC 244 in New York on Nov. 2, reports.
The New York native currently holds a two-fight winning streak coming into the match with his most recent victory taking place over Cub Swanson via split decision on May 4. His counterpart, Amirkhani, has also won his past two fights including a defeat over Chris Fishgold at UFC Fight Night 153 on June 1.
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Takes out Cub Swanson in Ottawa
May 4, 2019
Burgos defeated Cub Swanson via split decision (27-30, 30-27, 29-28) at UFC Fight Night on Saturday in Ottawa.
While rounds one and two were razor thin, Burgos easily won Round 3 and that ultimately earned him the victory given the judge's scores. It was probably the right decision. He landed 147 total strikes compared to 132 from Swanson. Burgos landed the much harder, heavier shots, while a lot of Swanson's damage were leg strikes. The fact Burgos is a one-dimensional brawler is concerning, but he's tough and has legitimate power. Burgos is going to have a chance in most any fight as long as his opponent is willing to engage him in a kickboxing match. He is now 5-1 in six UFC bouts.
Draws a veteran in Ottawa
March 27, 2019
Burgos will take on Cub Swanson in a featherweight matchup at UFC Ottawa on May 4.
"Hurricane" Shane will enter this bout with a 4-1 UFC record, taking on an esteemed veteran that has ran into a three-fight skid of late. It will be a fan-friendly fight that should play out primarily on the feet, which is good for Burgos, who averages 6.54 significant strikes landed per minutes. It will be a prime opportunity for Burgos, as he draws a respected name and enters with three-inch height and five-inch reach advantages.
Stuns Kurt Holobaugh Saturday at MSG
November 3, 2018
Burgos defeated Kurt Holobaugh via submission (armbar) at 2:11 of Round 1 at UFC 230 on Saturday in New York City.
Known for his fast hands and striking ability, Burgos displayed his ground game and fight IQ to steal a victory on Saturday. After finding himself floored by a left hook from Holobaugh, Burgos reached out and clamped a quick armbar on his unsuspecting opponent to earn him first submission victory in more than four years. It was hardly how he drew it up, but the bottom line is that Burgos rebounded with a nice stoppage victory on the heels of a terrible performance in a knockout loss to Calvin Kattar in January. Burgos is now 4-1 in his first five UFC bouts.
Facing Kurt Holobaugh at UFC 230
October 17, 2018
Burgos will be matched against Kurt Holobaugh at UFC 230 on Nov. 3, Aaron Bronsteter of TSN Sports reports.
Burgos has a 10-1 record overall and a 3-1 record with the UFC, though his most recent fight was his only loss, a third-round TKO against Calvin Kattar in January at UFC 220. His opponent, Holobaugh, has lost his only UFC fight, getting knocked out in the third round by Raoni Barcelos at UFC Fight Night 133 in July.
One of three fighters dealt 60-day suspension
January 31, 2018
Burgos was handed a 60-day medical suspension following his loss to Calvin Kattar at UFC 220, reports.
Burgos entered this fight as roughly a (-160) betting favorite, but was upset via TKO in the third round. According to Fightmetric, Burgos was leading the battle of significant strikes 89-to-85 prior to the sequence of punches that ended the fight. He'll now be on the shelf for a mandatory two months, joining Sabah Homasi and Gleison Tibau on the list of fighters given 60 days by the Massachusetts Office of Consumer Affairs and Business Regulation. At 26 years old, there is plenty of time for "Hurricane Shane" to correct any striking deficiencies that were present in this fight, as he looks to climb into the 145-pound rankings.