Herbert Burns
The Blaze


Injury Knee
Est. Return 1/1/2022
Suffers torn ACL
June 9, 2021
Burns suffered a torn ACL and will undergo surgery in South Dakota, MMAFighting.com reports.
There is no timetable on how long Burns will be sidelined from the Octagon, but it would be pretty safe to assume we will not see him again until at least 2022. Burns was supposed to fight Billy Quarantillo on July 17, but Gabriel Benitez has been tabbed to fill in. It's unclear how Burns suffered the ACL tear.
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Pulls out of fight
June 8, 2021
Burns is out of his fight against Billy Quarantillo at the UFC event July 17, Carlos Contreras Legaspi of ESPN Deportes reports.
Burns had to withdraw for undisclosed reasons and now Gabriel Benitez will be taking his place in the mid-July bout. Burns last was in the Octagon last August when he was submitted by Daniel Pineda.
Taking on Quarantillo in July
April 18, 2021
Burns is scheduled to face Billy Quarantillo in a featherweight bout at a UFC Fight Night event on July 17, Nolan King of USA Today reports.
Burns is looking to get back on track following his loss via submission to Daniel Pineda at UFC 252 back in August. He'll face off with Quarantillo, who is coming off a loss of his own to Gavin Tucker in December. Burns is 11-3 overall in his MMA career and 2-1 in UFC events.
Gets fight against Munoz in May
February 21, 2021
Burns is scheduled to fight Alex Munoz at the UFC's event on May 15, Marcel reports.
Burns and Munoz will face off in a featherweight match at an as-of-yet unscheduled location. Most recently, The Blaze lost to Daniel Pineda via TKO in August after having initially missed weight by 2.5 pounds. He'll be looking for a rebound versus Munoz in May.
Falls after missing weight
August 15, 2020
Burns lost to Daniel Pineda via TKO (punches) at 4:37 of Round 2 at UFC 252 on Saturday in Las Vegas.
What a disaster. Burns missed weight by 3.5 pounds on Friday, still entered as a -240 favorite and was soundly defeated by a guy who hadn't fought in the UFC in well over six years. This was a winnable fight, but Burns quickly gassed out and that left Pineda the opening to essentially lay on top of him and land uncontested punches that forced referee Mark Smith to call off the bout. Burns appeared to be a potential dark horse contender at 145 pounds following back-to-back stoppage wins over Evan Dunham and Nate Landwehr to begin his UFC run, and then this happened. The 32-year-old Brazilian mat specialist needs a rebound performance his next time out.
Misses weight at UFC 252
August 14, 2020
Burns came in 3.5 pounds over the featherweight limit for his clash versus Daniel Pineda at UFC 252, Ariel Helwani of ESPN reports.
Burns' opponent, Pineda, has already weighed in at the necessary mark, so Burns will likely need for forfeit a chunk of his pay for the bout in order for it to continue. Assuming the fight continues as scheduled, Burns is considered one of the heavier favorites on the card to pick up a win.