The Octagon continues to be in Abu Dhabi for tonight’s UFC Battle Island 5 celebration, a 13-bout struggle card headlined by Marlon Moraes vs. Corey Sandhagen.
The previous bantamweight title challenger, Moraes (23-6-1 MMA), will be returning to motion for the initially time considering that scoring a controversial split conclusion acquire around Jose Aldo at UFC 245.
‘Magic’ has gone 5-1 over his previous 6 Octagon appearances, with his lone loss in that time coming by way of TKO to the now-retired former champion in Henry Cejudo.
Meanwhile, Corey Sandhagen (12-2 MMA) will enter tonight’s bout with Marlon Moraes on the lookout to rebound from his new submission loss to Aljamain Sterling. Prior to getting stopped by ‘The Funk Master’, Sandhagen was driving a 7-struggle acquire streak which incorporated victories more than Raphael Assuncao and John Lineker.
The co-primary occasion of UFC Battle Island 5 will attribute an intriguing featherweight contest concerning Edson Barboza and Makwan Amirkhani.
Barboza (20-9 MMA) will be seeking to snap a three-struggle shedding skid at tonight’s party on Yas Island. The Brazilian created his featherweight debut this May in Jacksonville, but wound up dropping a break up final decision loss to Hawaiian standout Dan Ige.
Barboza’s most current victory arrived again in December of 2018, when he scored a knockout victory over Dan Hooker in a lightweight contest.
As for Makwan Amirkhani (16-4 MMA), ‘Mr. Finland’ will enter UFC Fight Island 5 seeking to construct off the momentum from his very first round submission acquire in excess of Danny Henry this past July.
Amirkhani has long gone 6-2 about his earlier eight Octagon overall look in advance of tonight’s co-main event.
Also featured on this evening’s UFC Struggle Island 5 card is a heavyweight contest involving Ben Rothwell and Marcin Tybura.
Rothwell (38-12 MMA) has long gone 2-2 since returning to the UFC in March of 2019. ‘Big Ben’ will enter tonight’s celebration sporting a two-struggle winning streak, his most current becoming a split choice get above Ovince Saint Preux this past May possibly.
In the meantime, Marcin Tybura (19-6 MMA) will also enter UFC Battle Island 5 on a two-struggle earn streak. The Polish heavyweight is coming off back-to-back unanimous decision wins around Sergey Spivak and Maxim Grishin in his most new Octagon appearances.
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UFC Combat Island 5 Main Card (8pm EST on ESPN)
Marlon Moraes vs. Cory Sandhagen
Edson Barboza vs. Makwan Amirkhani
Ben Rothwell vs. Marcin Tybura
Markus Perez vs. Dricus Du Plessis
Tom Aspinall vs. Alan Baudot
Youssef Zalal vs. Ilia Topuria
UFC Combat Island 5 Prelims (5pm EST on ESPN+)
Tom Breese vs. KB Bhullar
Chris Daukaus vs. Rodrigo Nascimento
Impa Kasanganay vs. Joaquin Buckley
Ali Alqaisi vs. Tony Kelley
Giga Chikadze vs. Omar Morales
Tracy Cortez vs. Stephanie Egger
Bruno Silva vs. Tagir Ulanbekov
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This report very first appeared on BJPENN.com on Oct 10, 2020