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UFC 267 – Lerone Murphy vs. Makwan Amirkhani Fight Analysis & Predictions

29 Oct 2021
UFC 267 – Lerone Murphy vs. Makwan Amirkhani Fight Analysis & Predictions

BJJ specialist Makwan Amirkhani will share the octagon with the English prospect, Lerone Murphy at UFC 267.

Amirkhani is a very experienced fighter with amazing BJJ skills. In the UFC, he earned 6 victories but suffered 4 losses, too. He suffered losses against Edson Barboza, Shane Burgos, and Kamuela Kirk in his last appearances. He has 11 submission victories in his professional MMA career, but in the UFC, he only managed to do that 3 times in 10 bouts.

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Lerone Murphy had a really hard way. He made his UFC debut against Zubaira Tukhugov, which we already talked about in the previous article. After that, he earned victories against Ricardo Ramos and Douglas Silva de Andrade. The English fighter easily defeated both BJJ master and an amazing striker.

We can surely say that Amirkhani can not fight against strikers. He does not have good takedowns, and if and only if he will get on the ground, he is not the best in BJJ, too. Ricardo Ramos is a way better BJJ artist, but Murphy defeated him easily in the first round. Makwan lost against Barboza and Burgos, two good strikers, but also suffered a loss against Kirk (UFC debutant), who has good BJJ skills, which turned out to be enough to beat Amirkhani.

Murphy will open this bout as the favorite with the odds around 1.4; I think these are great odds for the undefeated fighter facing the guy who suffered loss 3 times in his previous 5 contests.

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