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Who won Shore vs Amirkhani?
Jack Shore beat Makwan Amirkhani by submission in the 2nd round during the prelims of UFC 286, on Saturday 18th March 2023 at o2 Arena in London.
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).
Shore vs Amirkhani stats
Jack Shore stepped into the octagon with a record of 16 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, 4 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 8 by submission.
Makwan Amirkhani made his way to the cage with a record of 17 wins, 8 loses and 0 draws, with 1 of those wins by knock out and 12 by submission.
The stats suggested Shore had an advantage in power over Amirkhani, with a 25% knock out percentage over Amirkhani's 6%.
If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Amirkhani had a large advantage over Shore, boosting at 71% submission rate over Shore's 50%.
Jack Shore was the younger man by 7 years, at 28 years old.
Amirkhani had a height advantage of 2 inches over Shore. That also extended to a 1-inch reach advantage.
Shore was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 8 fewer fights, and made his debut in 2016, 5 year and 4 months later than Amirkhani, whose first professional fight was in 2010. He had fought 9 less professional rounds, 38 to Amirkhani's 47.
Shore vs Amirkhani form
Shore had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going to the judges 3 times.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had lost to Ricky Simon at UFC Fight Night: Ortega vs. Rodriguez on 16th July 2022 by in the 2nd round at UBS Arena, Long Island, New York, United States.
Previous to that, he had beat Timur Valiev at UFC Fight Night London on 19th March 2022 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at 02 Arena, London, United Kingdom.
Going into that contest, he had won against Liudvik Sholinian at UFC Vegas 36 on 4th September 2021 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas, United States.
Before that, he had beat Scott Malone at Cage Warriors 104 on 27th April 2019 by unanimous decision in the 3rd round in their championship fight at Viola Arena, Cardiff, Wales.
He had defeated Mike Ekundayo at Cage Warriors 100 on 8th December 2018 by knockout in the 3rd round in their championship fight at Viola Arena, Cardiff.
Makwan Amirkhani had beaten 2 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight before this contest, he had lost to Lerone Murphy at UFC 267 on 30th October 2021 by knockout in the 2nd round.
Previous to that, 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.
Going into that contest, 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.
Before that, he had won against Chris Fishgold at UFC on ESPN+ 11 on 1st June 2019 by submission in the 2nd round at Ericsson Globe Arena, Stockholm, Sweden.
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.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Jack Shore had been fighting more than Makwan Amirkhani.
Going to this contest, Jack Shore had last fought 1 year, 4 months and 15 days ago, while Makwan Amirkhani's last outing had been 2 years, 1 month and 1 day ago.
Shore's last 5 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 11 months and 23 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 11 months and 29 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 14 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.8 rounds on average.
Amirkhani's last 5 fights had come over a period of 5 years, 6 months and 4 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 1 month and 6 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 13 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.6 rounds on average.
What were the odds on Shore vs Amirkhani?
Jack Shore was a 17/100 (-590) favourite going into the contest, while Makwan Amirkhani made his way into the ring at 21/5 (+420) with oddsmakers.