Burns moves to fight Stickland after Luke Rockhold withdraws from UFC 268


Gilbert Burns Step forward to fight Sean Strickland On short notice Luke RockholdWithdrawal from UFC 268.

Burns, 35, has spent his entire career at welterweight but is keen to fight Strickland, 30, 185 pounds.

The former welterweight title challenger fought to the last UFC 264 There he defeated Stephen ‘Wonderboy’ Thompson by unanimous decision.

“Medium weight November 06? Sign me up and I’ll fight Strickland and I understand that,” Burns posted on Twitter after news of Rockhold’s withdrawal from UFC 268.

Burns, formerly lightweight, is not the biggest welterweight on the UFC roster, meaning he has a considerable disadvantage against Strickland.

However, Stickland found himself competing in welterweight. He returned to middleweight in 2020 and faced four straight wins Jack Marshman, Brendan Allen, Krijtof Jotko, And Uriah Hall.

UFC 268 takes place next month, November 6 at Madison Square Garden in New York City.



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