UFC Liverpool results | Makwan Amirkhani defeats Jason Knight (highlights)

Jason Knight, Makwan Amirkhani

One of the most anticipated features of the UFC Liverpool main card was a featherweight scrap between “Mr. Finland” Makwan Amirkhani and Jason “The Kid” Knight. This fight lived up to all expectations, as the two featherweights gave as an absolutely thrilling scrap.

Amirkhani started the first round very strong, cracking his foe repeatedly with a strong lead left, and trash-talking all the way through. As the round wore down, however, Knight dropped his foe not once, but twice, and closed out the round threatening with his vaunted submissions from the bottom.

In the second round, the frenetic fun continued, as Knight ramped up the trash talk, taunting Mr. Finland by telling him he has “a weak chin”. Evidently unfazed by this trash talk, however, Amirkhani began to lean more heavily on his wrestling, completing two takedowns.

The third began with Amirkhani getting another takedown, and maintaining top position without much action until referee Marc Goddard stood the contest up. From there, Amirkhani completed yet another takedown, and this time, remained on top until the round ended.

After three fun rounds, the judges awarded Makwan Amirkhani a close, split decision win.

With this win, Amirkhani rebounds from a March, 2017 split decision to Arnold Allen. The Iranian-born Fin is now a strong 14-3 overall, and 4-1 in the Octagon.

Knight, meanwhile, is now on a tough, three-fight skid, having also recently been bested by Ricardo Lamas and Gabriel Benitez. He’s 20-5 overall.

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This article first appeared on BJPenn.com on 5/27/2018.