Gilbert Burns vs Jorge Masvidal Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for UFC 287 (Burns Hands Masvidal Fourth Straight Loss)

Gilbert Burns vs. Jorge Masvidal betting preview for UFC 287, including predictions, odds and best bets.
Gilbert Burns vs. Jorge Masvidal betting preview for UFC 287, including predictions, odds and best bets. / AP Photos/John Locher

Burns vs Masvidal Fight Info, Date & Time

UFC 287 — Co-Main Event Welterweight Bout
Gilbert Burns (21-5, 6 KOs) vs. Jorge Masvidal (35-16, 16 KOs)
Date: Saturday, April 8, 2023
Fight Time: This will be on the main card, which begins at 7 p.m. ET.
Venue: Miami-Dade Arena — Miami, Florida
Coverage: ESPN+, PPV

Burns vs Masvidal Odds & Prop Bets

All UFC 287 odds, lines and prop bets are available on FanDuel Sportsbook.
- Gilbert Burns: (-520)
- Jorge Masvidal: (+350)

Method of Victory:
- Burns by KO/TKO: (TBD)
- Burns by Points: (TBD)
- Burns by Submission: (TBD)
- Masvidal by KO/TKO: (TBD)
- Masvidal by Points: (TBD)
- Masvidal by Submission: (TBD)

Burns vs Masvidal Prediction

Here's a welterweight scrap between two fighters trending in opposite directions. On one hand, you have Gilbert Burns, who is 8-2 in his last 10 fights and coming off a first-round submission win against Neil Magny at UFC 283.

On the other is Jorge Masvidal, who's seen better days. The two-time UFC Welterweight Championship challenger has lost three straight fights for the first time in his career. He picked up back-to-back losses to Kamura Usman (one by unanimous decision, one by KO) before losing unanimously to Colby Covington at UFC 272.

Burns shouldn't have any issue growing his momentum in Miami. Despite Masvidal probably still having an edge in pure boxing skills, Burns lands more significant strikes per minute (4.11) than Masvidal (3.42) and also has the better striking defense (64% vs. 54%). Furthermore, Burns also has an obvious grappling edge, bringing a 49% takedown accuracy rate against Masvidal's 47% takedown defense.

Masvidal's recent competition hasn't done him any favors, but the 38-year-old's best years are certainly behind him, and he's fighting another uphill battle this week.

Winner: Gilbert Burns

Burns vs Masvidal Best Bet

Unfortunately, the moneyline is the only betting option at the moment, making a Burns outright win at -520 odds the best bet for now. Make sure to check back on FanDuel Sportsbook leading up to UFC 287 for more playable options.

Bet: Gilbert Burns to Win (-520)

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