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Featherweight Division

Not Fighting

"Mr. Finland"

Makwan Amirkhani

Featherweight Division

17-9-0 (W-L-D)

1

Victorias por nocaut

12

Gana por Sumisión

12

Primeros acabados redondos

Makwan Amirkhani

Récord del Atleta

Info

Learn more about Makwan Amirkhani's UFC history, fighter facts, and Q&A below.

Status
Not Fighting
Ciudad natal
Iraq
Trenes en
Allstarts Gym
Estilo de lucha
Wrestling
Años
34
Alto
70.00
Peso
146.00
Debut del octágono
Jan. 24, 2015
Alcance
72.00
Alcance de la pierna
41.00
  • Pro since 2010

     
  • 12 wins by submission (3 Anaconda, 2 brabo, 3 RNC, triangle, 2 heel hook, guillotine), four by decision, one by KO

     
  • 12 first round finishes

     
  • Has won eight of his last 15

     
  • Origin of nickname: “The most handsome fighter in the country.” 

UFC 286 (3/18/23) Amirkhani wa submitted by Jack Shore via rear naked choke at 4:27 of the second round 

UFC Fight Night (7/23/22) Amirkhani was stopped by Jonathan Pearce via strikes at 4:10 of the second round

UFC Fight Night (3/19/22) Amirkhani submitted Mike Grundy via anaconda choke at :57 of the first round

UFC 267 (10/30/21) Amirkhani was knocked out by Lerone Murphy at :14 of the second round

UFC Fight Night (6/5/21) Amirkhani lost a three round unanimous decision to Kamuela Kirk

UFC Fight Night (10/10/20) Amirkhani lost a three round unanimous decision to Edson Barboza

UFC 251 (7/12/20) Amirkhani submitted Danny Henry via anaconda choke at 3:15 of the first round

UFC 244 (11/2/19) Amirkhani was stopped by Shane Burgos via strikes at 4:32 of the third round

UFC Fight Night (6/1/19) Amirkhani submitted Chris Fishgold via anaconda choke at 4:25 of the second round

UFC Fight Night (5/27/18) Amirkhani won a three round split decision over Jason Knight

UFC Fight Night (3/18/17) Amirkhani lost a three round split decision to Arnold Allen

UFC Fight Night (2/27/16) Amirkhani won a three round unanimous decision over Mike Wilkinson

UFC Fight Night (6/20/15) Amirkhani submitted Masio Fullen via rear naked choke at 1:41 of the first round

UFC on FOX (1/24/15) Amirkhani stopped Andy Ogle via strikes at :08 of the first round

TRAINING: I wake up and all I think about is this fight. I was ready for this fight a long time ago, but now the time just feels right.



When and why did you start training for fighting? I started training wrestling because I was forced to by my brothers. I started MMA because there were no wrestlers my size. I felt I needed to do something more, so after 16 years of wrestling I switched to MMA. 



What ranks and titles have you held? I’m Finnish champ in Greco-Roman and Freestyle wrestling. And I have around 800 wrestling matches.



Do you have any heroes? My hero is my dad. He brought us to Finland so we can live a better life. Even though he is not around anymore, I still feel that he is watching me from Heaven very proudly.



What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? It means a lot, and it was something even my own family thought was not possible. So it’s a dream coming true. I feel I’m like Aladdin, the diamond that hasn’t been found yet.



Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? I finished my school with a degree in Sports Science. 



What was your job before you started fighting? I was working as a bouncer in Finland



Favorite grappling technique: Flying armbar



Favorite striking technique: Head kick