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UFC Fight Night 179: Barboza vs Amirkhani 10/10/2020 Fight Analysis, Forecast and Tips

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UFC Fight Night 179 Barboza vs Amirkhani 10-10-2020 Fight Analysis, Forecast and Tips

UFC Fight Night 179: Barboza vs Amirkhani 10/10/2020 –The Ultimate Fighting Championship on their second fight card this month and they will be holding UFC Fight Night 179 this Saturday, October 10. This event will happen at the Flash Forum, Yas Island way out in Abu Dhabi, UAE. Fight Fans can see the matches through Pay Per View or UFC Fight Pass subscription. The biggest draw is two top bantamweights trying to earn a title shot with Marlon Moraes taking on Cory Sandhagen. Co-headlining them is a featherweight battle between Edson Barboza going up against Makwan Amirkhani. In this match, UFC Betting Odds forecast Brazilian fighter Edson Barboza climbing up the rankings with a win over Makwan Amirkhani.

UFC Fight Night 179: Barboza vs Amirkhani 10/10/2020

When: Saturday, October 10, 8:00 PM ET
Where: Flash Forum, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, UAE
TV: Pay Per View
Stream: UFC Fight Pass

UFC Fight Night 179: Barboza vs Amirkhani 10/10/2020 Odds

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Fighter Odds Fighter Odds
Edson Barboza -260 Makwan Amirkhani +200

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Edson Barboza

Edson Barboza is now 34 years old and this Brazilian fighter flew all the way from Nova Friburgo in Rio de Janerio. This five-foot-eleven featherweight has been training at the world-renowned Amerian Top Team sable. Barboza has a professional MMA record of 20-9 and has 12 fights won by way of knockout while seven are from decisions. He has been fighting in the UFC for a decade already with his debut dating on November 20, 2010. He has been struggling lately and won only once in his last six fights while heading to this match on a three-fight losing streak. His last match happened in May 2020 and he lost to Dan Ige via split decision.

Makwan Amirkhani

Makwan Amirkhani is known as Mr. Finland with his ring name and he came all the way from Turku, Finland. He stands at five-foot-ten and the natural featherweight trains and polishes his skills at the SBG Ireland. Amirkhani has a professional record of 16-4 with an impressive 11 submissions under his name while others are knockouts and decisions. Making his first appearance in the UFC in January 2015, he has eight fights in the organization and lost only twice. His last match was against Danny Henry in UFC 251 just this July 2020. In that match, it only needed 3:15 in the first round as Amirkhani executed an Anaconda Choke submission against Henry to take the victory.

Barboza vs Amirkhani Betting Numbers

Record 20-9-0 16-4-0
Last Fight Loss Win
Country Brazil Finland
Height 5’11” 5’10”
Weight 145 lbs 145 lbs
Reach 75″ 72″
Win by KO/TKO 60% 6%
Win by Submission 5% 69%
Decisions 35% 25%
Strikes landed per minute 4.08 1.55
Striking accuracy 43% 46%
Striking absorbed per minute 4.22 2.73
Striking defense 59% 50%
Takedown average 0.46 3.45
Takedown accuracy 44% 36%
Takedown defense 80% 57%
Submission average 0.10 1.60

Barboza vs Amirkhani Betting Picks

A knockout artist vs a submission specialist. This will be a battle for control on the floor but with much experience in the UFC, Edson Barboza is expected by Sportsbook to take this match against Makwan Amirkhano for a huge bounce back. Expect this match to go the judges’ scorecards.