Sherdog’s Top 10: Can’t Miss Fights of May

No. 10

By Brian Knapp May 3, 2018


10. Makwan Amirkhani vs. Jason Knight
UFC Fight Night 130
May 27 | Liverpool, England

Inactivity and a split decision loss to Arnold Allen erased much of the momentum Amirkhani enjoyed when he debuted in the UFC with an eight-second technical knockout of Andy Ogle in 2015. The charismatic SBG Ireland representative has fought just three times since, his wins over Masio Fullen and Mike Wilkinson offset by the aforementioned loss to Allen. Can “Mr. Finland” recapture the magic that was once his? Knight, 25, has suffered back-to-back defeats to Ricardo Lamas and Gabriel Benitez, the latter setback exacerbated by the fact that he was deducted a point for biting his opponent’s finger in a tie-up. He has been awarded three post-fight performance bonuses in his seven UFC appearances.

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