Kamuela Kirk Steps In On Short Notice To Fight Makwan Amirkhani At UFC Vegas 28

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Kamuela Kirk Credit: Rodney James Edgar/Cageside Press

Makwan Amirkhani gets to stay on UFC Vegas 28 next week with a new opponent.

MMA Junkie was first to report the news that Kamuela Kirk will step in on a little over a week’s notice to fight Amirkhani on June 5 at UFC Fight Night: Rozenstruik vs. Sakai. Amirkhani was originally booked to fight Nate Landwehr.

Amirkhani (16-4) has alternated losses in his last three UFC fights and will be looking to get back into the win column. “Mr. Finland” went 1-1 in 2020 and fought both times on ‘Fight Island.’ He defeated Danny Henry by submission via anaconda at UFC 251. Three months later, he would lose via unanimous decision to Edson Barboza in the co-main event of UFC Fight Night: Moraes vs. Sandhagen.

Kirk (11-4) stayed ready after his main event win over Daniel Swain two weeks ago at LFA 107. He would defeat Swain when his opponent would retire on the stool. Before that, “The Jawaiian” knocked out Guilherme Santos at LFA 97 in January. Kirk fought on season three of Dana White’s Contender Series, losing to Billy Quarantillo.

With this latest addition, the UFC’s June 5 fight card currently looks like this:

  • Jairzinho Rozenstruik vs. Augusto Sakai
  • Walt Harris vs. Marcin Tybura
  • Laureano Staropoli vs. Roman Dolidze
  • Santiago Ponzinibbio vs. Miguel Baeza
  • Tom Breese vs. Antonio Arroyo
  • Dusko Todorovic vs. Gregory Rodrigues
  • Ilir Latifi vs. Tanner Boser
  • Alan Patrick vs. Mason Jones
  • Montana De La Rosa vs. Ariane Lipski
  • Maryna Moroz vs. Manon Fiorot
  • Claudio Puelles vs. Jordan Leavitt
  • Makwan Amirkhani vs. Kamuela Kirk
  • Youssef Zalal vs. Sean Woodson


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