VIDEO: Lerone Murphy Blasts Makwan Amirkhani Unconscious with a Vicious Knee at UFC 267

Published 10/30/2021, 12:10 PM EDT


UFC featherweight Lerone Murphy secured a massive KO on the preliminary card against fellow prospect Makwan Amirkhani. The end came at 00:14 of round two via flying knee right as ‘Mr. Finland’ made his way upon entry for a takedown. Amirkhani dominated the first round with heavy wrestling pressure and controlled the English against the cage.

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However, Murphy revealed in his corner after round one that he was just warming up heading into round two. ‘The Miracle’ landed a well-timed knee right to Amirkhani’s jaw and the Finnish fighter was out cold when he hit the canvas. In fact, Makwan Amirkhani took quite a while to get back onto the stool after the crushing blow landed.

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Lerone Murphy steals the spotlight

Following his blistering performance on the preliminary card, Murphy called out to Dana White to secure a bonus. Given the way MMA Twitter reacted to Murphy’s stellar win, it’s safe to say that the UFC boss will be impressed.  Several fighters and media members took to social media and expressed their excitement over the KO.

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Lerone Murphy is undefeated as a professional and he was keen to test himself against a well-oriented wrestler. Amirkhani certainly showed that his grappling preparation was well drawn out, however, it was all for not. He’s finished two of his last three opponents and Lerone Murphy is sure to scale the ladder at featherweight going forward.

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As for Amirkhani, he’s now 16-7 as a professional fighter and is on a three-fight skid. He’s 1-4 in his last five fights and could be facing the ax from the roster. Once a promising prospect, Amirkhani will have to go back to the drawing board in a massive to turn his career around.

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Darryl Pinto

2023 articles

Darryl Pinto is a senior MMA writer at EssentiallySports. He is currently pursuing his graduate degree in Mass Media (with a specialization in Journalism) out of Xavier’s College and has a year's experience in his current role. Darryl specializes in predictions, reporting, and covering UFC events live.

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