Makwan Amirkhani

Mr. Finland

Finland

Now facing Lerone Murphy
FeatherweightUFC
September 28, 2021
Amirkhani will take on Lerone Murphy in a featherweight bout at UFC 267 on Oct. 30 in Abu Dhabi.
ANALYSIS
Amirkhani had previously been scheduled to face Tristan Connelly but will be able to remain on the card after Connelly withdrew. The Finnish featherweight will be looking to bounce back from a pair of losses, as he fell by unanimous decision to Edson Barboza and Kamuela Kirk in his last to fights. In Murphy, he'll face a fighter who's undefeated as a professional, though just three of his fights have come at the UFC level.
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Needs new opponent
FeatherweightUFC
September 7, 2021
Amirkhani needs a new opponent for his upcoming fight after Tristan Connelly withdrew for undisclosed reasons Tuesday, MMAJunkie.com reports.
ANALYSIS
The pair had been set to meet in Abu Dhabi at UFC 267. The event doesn't take place until Oct. 30, so there's seemingly still plenty of time for Amirkhani to remain on the card against a new opponent.
Booked for UFC 267
FeatherweightUFC
August 20, 2021
Amirkhani will take on Tristan Connelly in a featherweight bout at UFC 267 on Oct. 30, Aaron Bronsteter of TSN.ca reports.
ANALYSIS
Amirkhani will attempt to return to the win column in late October after he lost to Kamuela Kirk via unanimous decision at UFC Vegas 28 in early June. He'll face Connelly, who snapped a five-fight winning streak when he lost to Pat Sabatini via unanimous decision at UFC 261 in April. Although the fighters are even in height, Amirkhani has an advantage in reach.
Can't ride control time to victory
FeatherweightUFC
June 6, 2021
Amirkhani lost to Kamuela Kirk via unanimous decision (27-30, 28-29, 28-29) at UFC Vegas 28 on Saturday.
ANALYSIS
Amirkhani very well may have deserved a better fate here, but it was clear the judges valued the striking of Kirk far greater than the grappling and control time of Amirkhani. "Mr. Finland" appeared to have his fair share of opportunities in many stalemate situations to earn back the favor of the judges, but he simply was unable to rise to the occasion. While not all of Kirk's strikes did heavy damage, the newcomer more than doubled the total strike number of Amirkhani in all three frames. Amirkhani has now lost three of his last four fights and finds himself in a difficult spot. Five of his six UFC wins have been via submission in the first two rounds, but if he's unable to find success grappling, "Mr. Finland" seemingly struggles to find other ways to win.
Receives new opponent
FeatherweightUFC
May 26, 2021
Amirkhani will face Kamuela Kirk in a featherweight bout June 5 at UFC Fight Night 189, Nolan King of USA Today reports.
ANALYSIS
Nate Landwehr (undisclosed) was forced to withdraw from the scheduled matchup, and Kirk will join the card on short notice. Kirk will make his UFC debut and won his last two bouts in the LFA. Amirkhani will attempt to get back in the win column after losing to Edson Barboza via unanimous decision in October.
Needs new opponent
FeatherweightUFC
May 23, 2021
The UFC is currently trying to find a new opponent for Amirkhani at the UFC's June 5 event after Nate Landwehr had to withdraw Sunday due to an undisclosed injury, Nolan King of MMA Junkie reports.
ANALYSIS
Amirkhani is currently without an opponent with just under two weeks until he's supposed to step into the Octagon. The 32-year-old is looking to get back in the win column after dropping two of his last three fights.