Makwan Amirkhani
Mr. Finland


Set to face Burgos at UFC 244
September 18, 2019
Amirkhani will face Shane Burgos at UFC 244 in New York on Nov. 2, reports.
Amirkhani will be trying to extend his two-fight winning streak when he battles Burgos at UFC 244. Amirkhani's most recent victory came against Chris Fishgold via submission in Round 2 at UFC Fight Night 153 on June 1. Burgos, who most recently defeated Cub Swanson via submission on May 4 at UFC Fight Night, will also be coming into the match riding a two-fight winning streak.
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Gets job done with grappling
June 1, 2019
Amirkhani defeated Chris Fishgold via submission (Anaconda Choke) at 4:25 of Round 2 at UFC Fight Night 153 in Stockholm, Sweden on Saturday.
Amirkhani seemed as though he was waiting on his opponent too much to open the bout but a nicely timed takedown in Round 1 was followed swiftly by a grappling exchange in Round 2 that led to the choke. Amirkhani is a good, athletic fighter but this isn't the first time he has been caught waiting on opponents, which makes one wonder what will happen in the face of a better class of fighter. He improves to 15-3 in professional MMA and 5-1 in the UFC as a result of the victory.
Facing Chris Fishgold in Stockholm
March 25, 2019
Amirkhani (14-3-0) is slated to face Chris Fishgold (18-2-1) in a featherweight fight June 1 at UFC Stockholm, Peter Carroll of reports.
The 30-year-old Amirkhani returns to the Octagon after defeating Jason Knight via split decision in his last fight back in May, improving his UFC record to 4-1-0. He'll take on a relative newcomer to the featherweight division in Fishgold, a former lightweight champion in the Cage Warriors promotion.
Survives two early knockdowns to take split decision from Jason Knight
May 27, 2018
Amirkhani defeated Jason Knight via split decision (27-30, 29-28, 29-28) at UFC Fight Night on Sunday in Liverpool.
This was a very competitive fight. It seemed that Amirkhani was the superior fighter early in the fight and he let Knight know by taunting him after each strike and from top position on the ground. That all changed when "Mr. Finland" was dropped twice in the last two minutes of the first round. Knight jumped in and tried to submit Amirkhani, but was unable to finish the fight before the bell. The second round was more even, and Amirkhani seemed more tentative. "Mr. Finland" was able to get two takedowns which likely swung the round in his favor. The third round resulted in more grappling. The early part of the round favored Knight as he was on the bottom but constantly threatened with submissions which forced Amirkhani to defend and did not allow him to mount any offense. Late in the round Amirkhani got another takedown and landed good ground and pound until the final bell which swung the decision in his favor.
Will fight Jason Knight in May
March 21, 2018
Amirkhani will fight Jason Knight at UFC Liverpool on May 27.
Amirkhani is coming off his first loss since joining the UFC and third of his career, as he was defeated by Arnold Allen back in March by split decision. He had preceded that with wins in 11 of 12 fights and will have a strong chance for a bounce-back effort against Knight, who's comes into UFC Liverpool with his first career multi-fight losing streak. With both Amirkhani and Knight winning the bulk of their fights by submission, it can likely be assumed that much of this fight will be spent on the ground.
Suffers first UFC loss against Arnold Allen
March 18, 2017
Amirkhani lost to Arnold Allen via split decision (28-29, 30-27, 30-27) at UFC Fight Night on Saturday in London.
Amirkhani has an above average grappling game. He is used to finishing fighters early with chokes. He landed some solid takedowns early and went for several D'arce chokes. However, Arnold was able to defend. This early work exhausted Amirkhani. This allowed Allen to take over in the later rounds. This was Amirkhani's first loss in the UFC and only the third of his career. He will likely get back on track and continue to win fights in the UFC's featherweight division.