Makwan Amirkhani - Official UFC® Fighter Profile
Makwan
Amirkhani
13-3-0( W-L-D )
Fight Night Bonuses: 1 Performance of the Night

Fight History

Skill Breakdown

Charts are compiled based on results from 4 fights.
Record: 13-3-0
Summary: Submission specialist

Fighter Info

Nickname: Mr. Finland
From: Kurdistan
Fights Out Of: Turku Finland
Age: 29
Height: 5' 10" ( 177 cm )
Weight: 145 lb ( 65 kg )
Reach 72"
Leg Reach 41"

Striking

Total Attempted Strikes
0
103
53% Successful
55
Types of Successful Strikes
0
55
36% Standing
64% Ground
20
35
Striking Defense
53
%
The percentage of total strikes avoided

Grappling

Total Takedowns
0
20
45% Successful
9
Grappling Totals by Type
 
 
Subm.
Passes
Sweeps
5
14
4
Takedown Defense
50
%
The percentage of total takedowns avoided
Result Fighters Event Str TD Sub Pass Method Replay Awards
Loss
Makwan Amirkhani
Mar 18, 2017
32
17
3
4
1
3
6
3
R3 Decision - Split
Win
Makwan Amirkhani
Feb 27, 2016
13
32
0
4
2
0
2
10
R3 Decision - Unanimous
Win
Makwan Amirkhani
Jun 20, 2015
0
1
1
0
2
0
1
0
R1 Submission
Win
Makwan Amirkhani
Jan 24, 2015
0
6
0
0
0
0
0
0
R1 KO/TKO
Performance of the Night

Biography

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
• Pro since 2010

• Nine wins by submission (2 brabo, 3 RNC, triangle, 2 heel hook, guillotine), two by decision, one by KO

• Ten first round finishes

• Has won 11 of his last 13

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

Career

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