Oct 10 2020
Saturday

UFC Fight Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Co-Main Event
3 rounds contest @ Featherweight
Makwan Amirkhani
Amirkhani
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0-0-0
UD 3
UD 3
16-4-0

The tape

38
Age
35
5' 11" / 181 cm
Height
5' 10" / 178 cm
75.2" / 191 cm
Reach
72" / 183 cm

Tape record

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Form
SUBKOSUBSDSD
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 in favor of the 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 octagon with an undefeated record of 0 wins, zero losses and 0 draws.

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

This was Edson Barboza's 30th fight in the UFC, having made his debut for the promotion in 2010. Makwan Amirkhani marked his 14th fight for them, having made his own debut for the promotion in 2015.

Edson Barboza's UFC record stood at 18-12-0, while Makwan Amirkhani's came in at 7-7-0.

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

If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Amirkhani had a massive advantage over Barboza, boasting a 69% submission rate over Barboza's 0%.

Edson Barboza was the older man by 3 years, at 38 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 fewer 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 35 more professional rounds, 88 to Amirkhani's 53.

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 been defeated by 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 lost to 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 been beaten by 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 defeated 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 beaten 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 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.

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 4 years, 1 month and 24 days ago, while Makwan Amirkhani's last outing had been 3 years, 1 month and 5 days ago.

Barboza's last 5 fights had come over a period of 6 years, 2 months and 19 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 2 months and 30 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 7 years, 3 months and 22 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 5 months and 18 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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