Two rangy featherweights in Makwan Amirkhani and Danny Henry will face off at UFC 251 on Yas Island this Saturday night.
Amirkhani is 15-4 as an MMA fighter, and 5-2 in the UFC. His last fight against Shane Burgos saw him knocked out with just 28 seconds until the final bell, but he’s one of the more prominent mat-based fighters in the promotion. “Mr. Finland” has a large fanbase of his fellow Kurds across the world as he was born in Iran before moving to Scandinavia, and finished as first runner-up in the Mr. Finland pageant in 2012. He has 11 career stoppages, and 10 of them are from making an opponent tap. He lands only 1.69 strikes per minute, but averages a whopping 3.39 takedowns per 15 minutes in his seven career UFC bouts.
Danny Henry makes his fourth career UFC start, where he has a 2-1 record. He submitted to Dan Ige in March of 2019 for his last fight in just 77 seconds, but the 31-year-old from Edinburgh, Scotland is a balanced fighter. He has five knockouts and five submissions in his career, but isn’t afraid to trade blows; he lands 5.85 strikes and absorbs 4.84 per minute in the octagon, but it’s a small sample size with his first fight against Daniel Teymur going the distance, and his win over Hakeem Dawodu by guillotine taking only 39 seconds.
Here are the betting odds at DraftKings Sportsbook for Makwan Amirkhani vs. Danny Henry at UFC 251 on July 11th:
Money line odds
Makwan Amirkhani: Opened -215, now -215
Danny Henry: Opened +170, now +170
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