Tape rankings @ Featherweight
Who won Amirkhani vs Murphy?
Lerone Murphy beat Makwan Amirkhani by , during the prelims of UFC 267, on Saturday 30th October 2021.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Lerone Murphy.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 3 rounds in the Featherweight division, which meant the weight limit was 145 pounds (10.4 stone or 65.8 KG).
Amirkhani vs Murphy stats
Makwan Amirkhani stepped into the ring with a record of 16 wins, 5 loses and 0 draws, 1 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 11 by submission.
Lerone Murphy made his way to the ring with an unblemished record of 10 wins and 1 draw, with 6 of those by knock out.
The stats suggested Murphy had a massive power advantage over Amirkhani, boosting at 60% knock out percentage over Amirkhani's 6%.
Makwan Amirkhani was the older man by 3 years, at 33 years old.
Amirkhani had a height advantage of 1 inch over Murphy. Despite this, Murphy had 2-inch reach advantage.
Amirkhani was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 10 more fights, and made his debut in 2010, 5 years and 4 months earlier than Murphy, whose first professional fight was in 2016. He had fought 19 more professional rounds, 42 to Murphy's 23.
Amirkhani vs Murphy form
Makwan Amirkhani had beaten 2 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight before this contest, he had lost to Kamuela Kirk at UFC Vegas 28 on 5th June 2021 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest in the United States.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by Edson Barboza at UFC Fight Island 5 on 10th October 2020 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at UFC Fight Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
Going into that contest, he had beat Chris Fishgold at UFC on ESPN+ 11 on 1st June 2019 by unanimous decision in the 2nd round at Ericsson Globe Arena, Stockholm, Sweden.
Before that, he had won against Jason Knight at UFC Fight Night 130 on 27th May 2018 by split decision in their 3 round contest at Echo Arena, Liverpool, United Kingdom.
He had lost to Arnold Allen at UFC Fight Night 107 on 18th March 2017 by split decision in their 3 round contest at 02 Arena, London.
Amirkhani's last 5 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 8 months and 19 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 11 months and 11 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 14 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.8 rounds on average.