JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – After an impromptu faceoff on the resort while wearing towels, Gilbert Burns and Khamzat Chimaev had a proper staredown for the primary time Friday on the UFC 273 ceremonial weigh-ins.

Burns (20-4 MMA, 13-4 UFC) and Chimaev (10-0 MMA, 4-0 UFC) locked eyes forward of the huge welterweight struggle, which takes place at VyStar Veterans Memorial Area and airs on pay-per-view following prelims on ESPN and ESPN+.

Take a look at the video of the faceoff above.

Though it’s clear each males have respect for each other, there was a number of depth as they got here face-to-face – significantly after their heated exchanges at Thursday’s press convention.