Who is Ben Godfrey training with UFC star Gilbert Burns? Looking at Everton defender’s bomb-like jabs

Gilbert Burns visited Everton FC prior to their clash against city rivals, Arsenal. Burns’s arrival was a boost for the Toffees but it did not prevent them from losing 0-1 against the Gunners.

Burns’ X (Formerly Twitter) post of him training Ben Godfrey met with rave reviews from both soccer fans and MMA fans alike. The former welterweight title challenger was seen holding mitts for the versatile defender of Everton.

Who is Ben Godfrey being schooled by Gilbert Burns?

Benjamin Matthew Godfrey is a highly talented English professional footballer known for his exceptional versatility and robust defensive skills. He is currently representing Everton in the Premier League.

On the international stage, Godfrey represented England at various youth levels, progressing from under-20 to under-21. His remarkable journey culminated in his senior debut for the England national team in a pre-Euro 2020 friendly against Austria. Godfrey’s versatility is a defining aspect of his playing style. He has demonstrated his adaptability by contributing in central midfield and even full-back positions earlier in his career. He has solidified his reputation as an adaptable and dependable defender.

Gilbert Burns was recently seen training Ben Godfrey. Burns held pads for Godfrey to hit uppercuts, hooks, and straight right hands. ‘Durinho’ last fought at UFC 288 against Belal Muhammad in a fight he won by unanimous decision. Burns injured his shoulder during the bout which restricted his offense against Muhammad.

Burns is 3-3 in his previous 6 fights with all of them against elite competition. He has defeated the likes of Stephen Thompson, Neil Magny, Jorge Masvidal, Tyron Woodley, and Demian Maia to name a few. ‘Durinho’ entered the UFC undefeated and fought at Lightweight before moving up to welterweight where he enjoyed considerable success.

Gilbert Burns’ trip to Everton football club

UFC star Gilbert Burns had a unique and exciting experience at Everton before their upcoming Premier League match against Arsenal at Goodison Park. The Brazilian welterweight fighter had earlier expressed his enthusiasm for this collaboration through a video posted on his Twitter account. This had already generated excitement among both MMA and football fans alike.

Gilbert Burns was seen training Everton superstar, Ben Godfrey in a recent video of his X (Formerly Twitter) account. Burns looked like an adept striking coach in the video. His style of teaching resembled Henry Hooft, his head coach at Kill Cliff FC. Burns’ presence in the dressing room did not affect Everton’s luck as the Toffees lost a close 0-1 to the Gunners.

Burns too lost his most recent bout at UFC 288. His defeat to Belal Muhammad at UFC 288 snapped his three-fight win streak that he was on after the exciting fight against Khamzat Chimaev at UFC 273.

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