It was already clear to everyone that Jorge Masvidal did not intend to accept the fight against Gilbert Burns in Brazil, so "Durinho's" calls were obviously in vain. Although most fans probably hoped that Burns would have a "money fight" in front of the home crowd, it will not happen.
UFC 283 takes place in the first month in Brazil and is headlined by Figueiredo and Moreno. Of course, there will be a lot of Brazilian fighters, including Burns, but the fans will have to settle for a slightly weaker match than the one against Masvidal.
Namely, it was officially announced last night that Burns' opponent in front of the home audience will be Neil Magny. By the way, he is currently twelfth in the official ranking of the welterweight category, and in his last appearance, he defeated Daniel Rodriguez by submission.
Before that, he lost to Shavkat Rakhmonov, and against Gilbert Burns he will have the opportunity to attack the very top of the category. "Congrats @NeilMagny last time I heard @ufc said I have an opponent for 🇧🇷 if he doesn’t show up, we can dance I’m in 💯% to make this Fight happen!
For now great finish and congrats on your record!"
Neil Magny called out Burns for a fight in Brazil
"Gilbert Burns, let's do it in Brazil. It's January 21st, right around the corner. Let's just bring to the top 5, let's go!" In his most recent appearance, Burns was defeated by Khamzat Chimaev by unanimous decision after an excellent three-round action, and before that he defeated Stephen Thompson.
He attacked for the title before that and was defeated by Kamaru Usman by technical knockout, and Magny should suit him well stylistically. The UFC 283 event takes place on January 21 (the first month) in Rio de Janeiro, and in addition to the fourth meeting between Figueiredo and Moreno, there are many more great fights.