The black belt in tae-kwon-do Edson Barboza entered this fight with a pro mma record of 20-9-0 (65% finishing rate) and he is ranked as the No.18 featherweight in the world but he won just one out of his last six bouts, against Dan Hooker in 2018 (Edson Barboza vs Dan Hooker); after this fight he has been defeated by Justin Gaethje (4-stars fight, Edson Barboza vs Justin Gaethje), Paul Felder (Paul Felder vs Edson Barboza 2) and Dan Ige (Edson Barboza vs Dan Ige).
His opponent, Makwan Amirkhani, has an record of 16-4-0 (75% finishing rate) and he entered as the No.45 in the same weight class. In his last three fights he has beat Chris Fishgold (Makwan Amirkhani vs Chris Fishgold) and Danny Henry, but between these two bouts he lost to Shane Burgos. Amirkhani vs Barboza is on the undercard of Marlon Moraes vs Cory Sandhagen – UFC Fight Night 179 (also known as UFC on ESPN+ 37 or UFC Fight Island 5). Watch the video and rate this fight!