Makwan Amirkhani has a new opponent for UFC Fight Night 189.

With Nate Landwehr out due to injury, “Mr. Finland” Amirkhani (16-5 MMA, 6-3 UFC) will now face off against promotional newcomer and Dana White’s Contender Series alum Kamuela Kirk in a featherweight fight.

Two people with knowledge of the matchup recently informed MMA Junkie of the booking, but asked to remain anonymous since the promotion has yet to make an official announcement.

UFC Fight Night 189 takes place June 5 at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas. The card streams on ESPN+.

Amirkhani, 32, is looking to get back on track after a unanimous decision loss to Edson Barboza at UFC Fight Night 179 this past October. After a 3-0 start to his promotional tenure, Amirkhani has gone 3-3 with wins over Danny Henry, Chris Fishgold and Jason Knight.

Kirk (11-4 MMA, 0-0 UFC) signed a UFC deal on the heels of back-to-back wins in the LFA. In his most recent fight, Kirk won his first LFA headliner when he defeated Daniel Swain by retirement TKO. Kirk competed on Dana White’s Contender Series, Season 3 in 2019, but lost to Billy Quarantillo.

With the change, the UFC Fight Night 189 lineup now includes:

Jairzinho Rozenstruik vs. Augusto Sakai
Muslim Salikhov vs. Francisco Trinaldo
Walt Harris vs. Marcin Tybura
Tanner Boser vs. Ilir Latifi
Manon Fiorot vs. Maryna Moroz
Sean Woodson vs. Youssef Zalal
Montana De La Rosa vs. Ariane Lipski
Gregory Rodrigues vs. Dusko Todorovic
Roman Dolidze vs. Laureano Staropoli
Miguel Baeza vs. Santiago Ponzinibbio
Antonio Arroyo vs. Tom Breese
Mason Jones vs. Alan Patrick
Jordan Leavitt vs. Claudio Puelles
Makwan Amirkhani vs. Kamuela Kirk
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