Makwan “Mr. Finland” Amirkhani, 29, of Turku, Finland has scored his fourth win in the Ultimate Fighting Championship. On May 27, 2018, he conquered his American opponent at “UFC Fight Night 130” at the Echo Arena in Liverpool, England.
At “UFC Fight Night 130,” Amirkhani faced Jason “The Kid” Knight, 25, of D’Iberville, Mississippi, United States in the featherweight division. Currently, the division is dominated by reigning UFC Featherweight Champion Max “Blessed” Holloway, 26, of Waianae, Hawaii.
Marc Goddard served as the referee during the featherweight bout between Amirkhani and Knight. After three five-minute rounds, Goddard raised Amirkhani’s hand as the winner via split decision.
It was a redemptive win for Amirkhani. He was coming out of a split decision loss to Arnold Allen at “UFC Fight Night 107,” which took place on March 18, 2017.
Amirkhani was born in Kermanshah, Iran and now lives in Turku. He made a successful UFC debut on January 24, 2015 at “UFC on Fox 14” by knocking out Andy “The Little Axe” Ogle, 29, of Sunderland, Tyne and Wear, England via flying knee and punches at 0:08 of Round 1.
The eight-second victory is one of the fastest knockouts in the history of UFC. In the promotion, the Kurdish-Finish mixed martial artist also defeated Masio “Lobo” Fullen, 30, of Gudalajara, Jalisco, Mexico and Mike “The Warrior” Wilkinson, 30, of Leigh, Wigan, England.
After defeating Knight at “UFC Fight Night 130,” Amirkhani improved his record to 13 wins and 3 losses. On the other hand, Knight’s record downgraded to 20 wins and 4 losses.
“UFC Fight Night 130” was headlined by Stephen “Wonderboy” Thompson, 35, of Simpsonville, South Carolina and Darren “The Gorilla” Till, 25, of Liverpool. After five five-minute rounds, Till won the catchweight bout against Thompson via unanimous decision.