Edson Barboza vs. Makwan Amirkhani – Fight, Stats, Highlights

Edson Barboza and Makwan Amirkhani faced each other in the featherweight bout at UFC Fight Night 179: Moraes vs. Sandhagen, which took place on Saturday, October 10, 2020, inside the 0 in UFC Fight Island. There were 13 fights on the card. You can view UFC Fight Night 179 results and fight bonuses. UFC Fight Night 179 card gave fight fans all they could ask for.

In the five-round main event, Edson Barboza defeated Makwan Amirkhani in round 3 by Decision – Unanimous. Here is what happened in the fight —

Both fighters fired over 136 strikes combined in this fight, 64 of the strikes were significant strikes. Significant strikes refer to all strikes but don’t include small, short strikes in the clinch and on the ground. There were 6 takedown attempts between the two fighters. Let’s break down each fighter’s stats below.

Edson Barboza full fight stats

Edson Barboza landed 44% of all his strikes. There were 8 of 42 significant strikes to the head, 18 of 23 body shots, and 6 of 9 leg kicks. Edson Barboza attempted 0 takedowns and landed 0. Here are all the strikes Edson Barboza threw and landed against Makwan Amirkhani.

Strikes Thrown
34 of 77 (44%)
Significant Strikes
32 of 74 (128%)
Head Strikes
8
Body Strikes
18
Leg Strikes
6
Takedowns
0 of 0

The current UFC record over the most significant strikes landed in a single UFC bout is 290.

Let’s take a look at how Makwan Amirkhani did against Edson Barboza.

Makwan Amirkhani full fight stats

Makwan Amirkhani was firing at a 42% accuracy, throwing 59 strikes and landing 25. There were 11 significant strikes, 10 of 36 landing to the head, 1 of 3 shots to the body and 0 of 0 leg kicks. Makwan Amirkhani went for 6 takedowns and landed 3.

Strikes Thrown
25 of 59 (42%)
Significant Strikes
11 of 39 (28%)
Head Strikes
10
Body Strikes
18
Leg Strikes
0
Takedowns
3 of 6

Edson Barboza won by Decision – Unanimous. The fight ended in round 3 at 5:00.

Results & Fight Totals

Event
UFC Fight Night 179
Date
October 10, 2020
Fight
Edson Barboza vs. Makwan Amirkhani
Winner
Edson Barboza
Method
Decision – Unanimous
Fight End
Round 3 at 5:00
Total Strikes Thrown
136
Significant Strikes Thrown
64
Total Takedowns Attempted
6

Did you know: Max Holloway holds a UFC record over the most significant strikes landed in a single UFC match at 290. He also holds a UFC record for the most significant strikes landed in one round at 134. He achieved both records against Brian Ortega during his successful featherweight title defense on December 8, 2018, at UFC 231 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

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