LFA Vet Kamuela Kirk Steps In To Face Makwan Amirkhani At June 5th UFC Event

Makwan Amirkhani will stay on UFC’s June 5th card, as LFA veteran Kamuela Kirk has stepped in on short notice to face him in a featherweight bout, per a report from Nolan King of MMA Junkie.

The fight joins a UFC “Fight Night” card that is set to happen at the UFC APEX in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.

Kirk will be taking the place of Nate Landwehr, who reportedly departed the card last week due to injury.

Kirk is getting the UFC call-up after strong performances in LFA this year. The 27-year-old has appeared in LFA twice in 2021, finishing both Guilherme Santos and Daniel Swain within two rounds.

Kirk has competed in LFA since 2018, and currently holds a promotional record of four wins and two losses.

Now with a new opponent, Amirkhani still has the goal of bouncing back from a decision loss he took in October against Edson Barboza. The fight came three months after he scored a quick submission win, stopping Danny Henry within a round with an anaconda choke at UFC 251.

Kirk won’t be the only former LFA fighter making their UFC debut on June 5th. The show will also feature former LFA Middleweight Champion Gregory Rodrigues, who will be fighting Dusko Todorovic.

Heavyweights Jairzinho Rozenstruick and Augusto Sakai are currently set to headline UFC’s June 5th event. Here is how the card looks with the new matchup in the lineup.

Bout 13: Jairzinho Rozenstruick (11-2) vs. Augusto Sakai (15-2-1) (Heavyweight)

Bout 12: Walt Harris (13-9) vs. Marcin Tybura (21-6) (Heavyweight)

Bout 11: Youssef Zalal (10-4) vs. Sean Woodson (7-1) (Featherweight)

Bout 10: Tanner Boser (19-7) vs. Ilir Latifi (14-8) (Heavyweight)

Bout 9: Montana De La Rosa (11-6-1) vs. Ariane Lipski (13-6) (Flyweight)

Bout 8: Claudio Puelles (9-2) vs. Jordan Leavitt (8-0) (Lightweight)

Bout 7: Santiago Ponzinibbio (27-4) vs. Miguel Baeza (10-0) (Welterweight)

Bout 6: Tom Breese (12-3) vs. Antonio Arroyo (9-4) (Middleweight)

Bout 5: Maryna Moroz (10-3) vs. Manon Fiorot (6-1) (Flyweight)

Bout 4: Roman Dolidze (8-1) vs. Laureano Staropoli (9-3) (Middleweight)

Bout 3: Alan Patrick (15-3) vs. Mason Jones (10-1) (Lightweight)

Bout 2: Dusko Todorovic (10-1) vs. Gregory Rodrigues (9-3) (Middleweight)

Bout 1: Makwan Amirkhani (16-5) vs. Kamuela Kirk (11-4) (Featherweight)

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