Oct 10 2020
Saturday

UFC Fight Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

UFC Fight Island 5
3 rounds contest @ Featherweight
Makwan Amirkhani
Amirkhani
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0-0-0
UD 3
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16-4-0

The tape

35
Age
33
5' 11" / 181 cm
Height
5' 10" / 178 cm
75.2" / 191 cm
Reach
72" / 183 cm

Tape record

Form
0
Wins
16
0
By KO
1
0
KO%
6
0
By SUB
11
0
SUB%
69
0
Loses
4
0
Stopped
1
0
Tapped
1
0
Draws
0
2009
Debut
2010
0
Bouts
20
0
Rounds
34
0 seconds
Fight Time
2 hours, 10 minutes

Tape rankings @ Featherweight

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Edson Barboza vs Makwan Amirkhani report

Who won Barboza vs Amirkhani?

Edson Barboza beat Makwan Amirkhani by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest, during the co-main event of UFC Fight Island 5, on Saturday 10th October 2020 at UFC Fight Island in Abu Dhabi.

The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Edson Barboza.

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).

Barboza vs Amirkhani stats

Edson Barboza stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 0 wins, zero loses and 0 draws.

Makwan Amirkhani made his way to the ring with a record of 16 wins, 4 loses and 0 draws, with 1 of those wins by knock out and 11 by submission.

The stats suggested Amirkhani had a slight advantage in power over Barboza, with a 6% knock out percentage over Barboza's 0%.

Edson Barboza was the older man by 2 years, at 35 years old.

Barboza had a height advantage of 1 inch over Amirkhani. That also extended to a 3-inch reach advantage.

Barboza was arguably the more experienced fighter, having had 20 less fights, and made his debut in 2009, 1 year and 6 months earlier than Amirkhani, whose first professional fight was in 2010. He had fought 32 more professional rounds, 74 to Amirkhani's 42.

Barboza vs Amirkhani form

Edson Barboza had stopped 1 of his last 5 opponents.

In his last fight before this contest, he had lost to Dan Ige at UFC Fight Night Jacksonville on 16th May 2020 by split decision in their 3 round contest at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena, Jacksonville, United States.

Previous to that, he had been beaten by Paul Felder at UFC 242 on 7th September 2019 by split decision in their 3 round contest at du Arena, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

Going into that contest, he had lost to Justin Gaethje at UFC on ESPN 2 on 30th March 2019 by knockout in the 1st round at Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, United States.

Before that, he had won against Dan Hooker at UFC on FOX 31 on 15th December 2018 by knockout in the 3rd round at Wisconsin Entertainment and Sports Center, Milwaukee.

He had been beaten by Kevin Lee at UFC Fight Night 128 on 21st April 2018 by knockout in the 5th round at Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City.

Makwan Amirkhani had beaten 2 of his last 5 opponents.

In his last fight leading up to 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 lost to 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 submission in the 2nd round at Ericsson Globe Arena, Stockholm, Sweden.

Before that, he had defeated 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 been beaten by Arnold Allen at UFC Fight Night 107 on 18th March 2017 by split decision in their 3 round contest at 02 Arena, London.

Activity check

In terms of activity leading into the fight, Edson Barboza had been fighting more than Makwan Amirkhani.

Going to this contest, Edson Barboza had last fought 1 year, 6 months and 21 days ago, while Makwan Amirkhani's last outing had been 6 months and 2 days ago.

Barboza's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 7 months and 16 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 8 months and 22 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 15 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3 rounds on average.

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.

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