Burns had been bloodied and beaten down in a brutal opening round, but he had survived. And as his UFC 273 fight against the skyrocketing star that is Chimaev moved into the second round, Burns started to seize control.
Chimaev showed that he belongs in the Octagon with the elite of the UFC's welterweight division. The hype train keeps chugging along.
A 124-2 edge in total strikes in his UFC debut. A 68-0 shutout in his return 10 days later. A 17-second one-punch knockout in his third appearance.