Get to know UFC light-weight debutant and DWCS alumni, Kamuela Kirk, forward of his UFC Vegas 28 bout Saturday night time from Las Vegas.
Kamuela Kirk is the second debuing fighter on Saturday’s UFC Vegas 28 card. Whereas that is his first official UFC bout, Kirk enters the Octagon having briefly skilled the brilliant lights. Kirk will open his UFC journey towards Makwan Amirkhani, which takes place in the course of the occasion’s preliminary portion on ESPN+.
At 11-4 as knowledgeable, the 27-year-old Arizona native appeared on Dana White’s Contender Sequence in July 2019 earlier than shedding by TKO towards Billy Quarantillo simply 22 seconds into the third spherical. After shedding to Bruno Silva by cut up resolution at LFA 84, Kirk rode the ship and racked off two straight wins towards Guilherme Santos and Daniel Swain, as each victories got here through TKO, respectively.
The bounce again effort allowed Kirk, who’s primairily a floor specialist, to signal with the promotion. In 15 fights, Kirk has 5 KO/TKO’s and 6 submission victories, making him a harmful risk for any future opponent.
Who’s Makwan Amirkhani?
Amirkhani has been with the UFC since Jan. 2015 and has maintained a stellar profession since making his debut, as he at the moment sits at 16-5. The Finland product started his run with three-straight wins, as two of them got here by stoppage towards Andy Ogle and Masio Fullen. After struggling his first Octagon defeat by the hands of Arnold Allen, Amirkhani has gone 3-2 is his final 5 outings, as his most up-to-date loss was towards Edson Barboza in Oct. 2020.
Can Amirikhani rebound from his final loss or will Kirk improve his present scorching streak? Saturday night time will reveal the reply.
UFC Vegas 28 takes place on Saturday, June 5, 2021, reside from the UFC APEX in Las Vegas, NV. Comply with together with FanSided who’s on-site all week for all of your reside information and highlights.