Both Paul Felder and Gilbert Burns have had their ups-and-downs in the Octagon. Both men are in one of the valleys, coming off of losses to talented opponents. The red-hot Francisco Trinaldo handed Paul Felder his most recent loss, while the pressure game of Michel Prazeres was too much for Burns to handle in his last outing.
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Prior to making it to the highest level, Paul Felder was undefeated at 8-0 and defended the CFFC lightweight title once. He made his mark in his second Octagon appearance with a stunning spinning backfist knockout against Danny Castillo.
Since then, he is 2-3 but never fails to entertain with his aggressive striking style. Felder’s last fight against Francisco Trinaldo in September was stopped in the third round due to a cut over his eye.
Gilbert Burns is a gifted Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu practitioner with several high-level medals to his name. His skills have translated to mixed martial arts success, with a 12-2 record and eight submissions in his career.
Of Burns’ four victories in the Octagon, three have ended with a submission, including an armbar over Alex “Cowboy” Oliveira. Although the striking of Burns is improving, Michel Prazeres was too active for Burns to drum up any success in his last appearance.