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Michel Prazeres

AGE

31

RECORD

12 – 2

REACH

71”

HEIGHT

5”10

WEIGHT

155LB

STANCE

ORTHODOX

CAMP

FRANKIKO/TRATOR TEAM

HOMETOWN

BRAZIL

Fighter Highlights

RECENT FIGHTS

LAST FIGHT SEPTEMBER 2016 – VS MICHEL PRAZERES

RESULT – LOST VIA 3 RD UD

Analysis
Rd 1 – Prazeres eats a leg kick but counters nicely with a straight right that drops Burns. He kicks the legs for a bit and lets him up. Back on the feet and he lands a good 2 punch combo followed by a heavy leg kick. Prazeres is looking to pressure and has his hands up high and ready to throw his counters. Burns is continuously circling around, away from Prazeres. He unloads on some quick punches, catches Burns with a good punch and continues his combo but Burns lands a counter punch that drops Prazeres momentarily as he immediately shoots for the single leg and gets it but Burns right back up. Prazeres lands a punch combo on the inside and then a leg kick. Another leg kick lands for Prazeres, Burns returns and he counters with the straight right. Burns lands a body kick but Prazeres still stalking and letting go with combos when Burns gets back to the cage. They are mostly blocked but very heavy punches still. Prazeres lands a takedown and lets him back up. 10 – 9 Prazeres.

Rd 2 – Prazeres lands a leg kick, Burns tries a flying knee but misses and gets hit with a punch when his feet touch the floor, Prazeres rushes to the clinch but they break. Prazeres fakes and gets Burns to cover up and lands a hard leg kick. 2nd time Prazeres is hit with illegal blow, small break and we back to it. Hard leg kick lands for Prazeres, then another on the inside. Burns shoots and Prazeres easily sprawls but eats a knee as he stands. They trade leg kicks and Prazeres lands an inside leg kick. Prazeres stops a takedown and lands a 3-punch combo, then overhand right. He lands a leg kick and another combo of punches. Prazeres lands a hard punch that seems to wobble Burns but not much. Prazeres continues to advance and land strikes and round ends.10 – 9 Prazeres.

Rd 3 – Burns looks for a takedown but no go. Prazeres lands a jab and leg kick. He is pressing again and lands another jab. Body kick lands for Prazeres and Burns drops. He lands some gnp to the head and body, stands up, goes back in and lands more gnp and then stands up again. Jab lands for Prazeres, body kick is blocked and he lands a leg kick. Burns is in defense mode with back near the cage and circling. Prazeres staying in his face and following him around the octagon. Hard leg kick landed by Prazeres. Burns starts to hype up and now wants to exchange but Prazeres evades and lands a takedown as the round ends. 10 – 9 Prazeres.

JULY 2016 – VS LUKASZ SAJEWSKI

RESULT – WON VIA 1ST RD SUB ARMBAR

Analysis
Rd 1 – Burns comes forward aggressive. Sajewski tries work his jab. Sajewski lands a body kick. They exchange. Lead hook to the body land for Sajewski. Burns shoots for a double, Sajewski defends they go to the cage. They break, Sajewski lands an overhand right. Sajewski with another hook to the body as Burns backs up to the cage an overhand right lands and Burns is wobbled, another left straight lands. Sajewski momentarily gets double unders, lands a few punches before Burns circles out. Burns recovered quick lands a superb disguised uppercut and left hook. Groin shot on Sajewski sees the fight momentarily paused. 2 mins in. They resume, Burns presses. Single power strikes miss, and Sajewski seizes the moment to push forward and again looking for the left body kick. They clinch, Sajewski tries for a single leg, Burns showing athleticism, but Sajewski still has a hold as they go to the cage. Burns trip takedown works but Sajewski still has a hold and outside position as they clinch against the cage. 90 seconds to go. Burns reverses position momentarily as they break. Burns lands a step in knee, as Sajewski remains on the cage Burns lands a power overhand, head kick blocked. Burns shoots for takedown and gets a tried Sajewski to the mat. Burns with 1 underhook as he looks to move for the back. He gets it and slips in the body lock. Burns moves for the arm, before separating the body lock and maneuvering his body to stretch out the arm! Sajewski has no choice but to tap!

NOVEMBER 2015 – VS RASHID MAGOMEDOV

RESULT – LOST VIA 3 RD SD

Analysis
Magomedov staring on the outside. Big right overhand counter lands on the advancing Burns. Trip takedown by Burns. He controls briefly, before Magomedov with the aid of the cage gets back up. Burns with double unders, slams Magomedov back down. Hes backup immediately. Looks like Burns dropped for a leg lock, but Magomedov is out. Magomedov eats a body kick. Magomedov happy to sit back and counter. Couple body kicks lands for Magomedov. Burns eats them. Neither fighter engaged after the initial exchange. 10 – 9 Burns.
Rd 2 – Lead leg body kick lands for Magomedov. Burns doubles up on the jab. Magomedov pressuring more. Both have head kicks blocked. Burns shoots for the double, good balance from Magomedov, and they end up clinching against the cage. Burns controlling. Magomedov reverses. He almost catches a body kick. Clean straight right staggers Burns, His legs are wobbly and Magomedov is landing a couple strikes. A right this time drops Burns. Magomedov not being aggressive with the finish, and instead lets Burns to his feet, He continues to pressure. Burns showing heart lands a couple uppercuts in the clinch. Another timed straight right rocks burns. 10 – 8 Magomedov.
Rd 3 – Burns shoots and almost gets the single leg. Magomedov defends, Burns able to avoid G&P. Burns now seems fully recovered. Not much happening. Burns again trying for the takedown, nice level change, looked close but Magomedov displays great balance. They clinch against the cage, exchanging reversals. They exchange strikes, no volume. 10 – 9 Magomedov

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RECORD BREAKDOWN

13 MATCHES 11 WINS 2 LOSSES
KNOCKOUT 3 0
SUBMISSION 8 0
DECISION 0 2
DRAWS
NO CONTEST

FIGHTER THINGS TO NOTE

  • 2nddegree black belt in BJJ
  • Heavy leg kicks
  • Good counters
  • Strong fighter
  • Not much head movement
  • Likes to pressure and stalk his opponents
  • Never been finished in 23 fights
  • Has taken down all 5 UFC opponents