• Sat. Oct 24th, 2020

Amirkhani to fight Barboza at UFC Fight Island 5

Amirkhani to fight Barboza at UFC Fight Island 5

This Saturday’s UFC Fight Evening in Abu Dhabi staunch obtained an additional injection of stress-free. At the origin (albeit mercurial) scheduled to meet Jeremy Stephens on the cardboard, Edson Barboza now has his third opponent achieve to face off in opposition to him on the Flash Forum. MMA Preventing reviews that Makwan Amirkhani has agreed to face Barboza on lower than a week’s gape, following Sodiq Yusuff’s departure from the cardboard wait on on September 21st.

‘Mr. Finland’ will return to the UFC’s ‘Fight Island’ current off a technical submission victory over Danny Henry wait on in July. That employ equipped a worthy wished leap-wait on for the SBG Eire fighter, following his TKO loss to Shane Burgos in November of 2019. Amirkhani is on the 2nd 6-2 over his five years fighting in the Octagon, and nipping on the heels of an arena in the rankings. A employ over Barboza would seemingly true a number subsequent to his title.

By incompatibility, the Brazilian fighting out of American High Group has fallen on some in point of reality laborious times of wearisome. A longtime action staple of the light-weight division, Barboza has easiest picked up one employ in the final three years—a KO over Dan Hooker wait on in 2018, when the UFC changed into once silent on Fox. That doesn’t imply he hasn’t silent been acting at an elite stage, on the opposite hand. Barboza’s final two fights, in opposition to Paul Felder and Dan Ige resulted in extremely controversial wreck up choice losses. His featherweight debut in opposition to Ige, especially, had many followers feeling that Barboza had secured a probable victory over the route of 3 laborious fought rounds.

UFC Fight Island 5 takes issue this Saturday on Yas Island, Abu Dhabi. The cardboard is anticipated to b

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