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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 octagon with an undefeated record of 0 wins, zero loses and 0 draws.
Makwan Amirkhani made his way to the cage 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%.
If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Amirkhani had a massive advantage over Barboza, boosting at 69% submission rate over Barboza's 0%.
Edson Barboza was the older man by 2 years, at 37 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 36 more professional rounds, 83 to Amirkhani's 47.
Barboza vs Amirkhani form
Barboza had beaten 2 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going to the judges once.
In his last fight before this contest, he had lost to Bryce Mitchell at UFC 272 on 5th March 2022 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, United States.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by Giga Chikadze at UFC Vegas 35 on 28th August 2021 by knockout in the 3rd round at UFC APEX, Enterprise.
Going into that contest, he had won against Shane Burgos at UFC 262 on 15th May 2021 by knockout in the 3rd round at Toyota Center, Houston.
Before that, he had beat Makwan Amirkhani 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.
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.
Barboza's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 6 months and 17 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 8 months and 16 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 15 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3 rounds on average.
Amirkhani's last 3 fights had come over a period of 6 years, 8 months and 15 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 2 years, 2 months and 27 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 8 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.7 rounds on average.
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