In the UFC 287 welterweight co-main event, Gilbert Burns secured a unanimous victory over Jorge Masvidal, who later announced his retirement from the sport.
Although both fighters were determined to finish the match, neither could deliver a knockout punch.
However, burns eventually dominated the fight, landing takedowns and controlling the position.
As a result, the judges awarded him the victory with scores of 30-27, 30-27, and 29-28.
Following his win, Burns declared his intention to compete only for the championship, challenging title-holders Leon Edwards and Colby Covington.
Meanwhile, Masvidal, a fan-favorite with a street-fighting background, announced his retirement after losing to Burns.
The 38-year-old Masvidal, with a career record of 35 wins and 17 losses, expressed his gratitude to fans and acknowledged that he no longer felt the same passion for the sport.
Masvidal made his UFC debut in 2013 after competing in Bellator and Strikeforce.
In 2019, he gained widespread recognition with a series of victories over notable opponents, including the fastest victory in UFC history and a TKO win against Nate Diaz.
Despite his success, Masvidal’s career was marked by controversial incidents outside the Octagon, including an arrest last year.
In a post-fight interview, Masvidal reflected on his journey from humble beginnings to becoming a multi-millionaire through his MMA career.