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Amir Albazi
BornAmir Albazi
(1993-10-27) October 27, 1993 (age 26)
Baghdad,Iraq
ResidenceLondon, England
NationalityIraqi/Swedish
Height5 ft 6 in (1.68 m)
Weight125 lb (57 kg; 8.9 st)
DivisionBantamweight
Reach68 in (173 cm)
Fighting out ofLondon, England
Years active2014–present
Mixed martial arts record
Total14
Wins13
By knockout4
By submission8
By decision1
Losses1
By decision1

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Amir Albazi (born October 27, 1993) is an Iraqi-Swedish Mixed-martial artist who competes in the Bantamweight Divison in the Ultimate Fighting Championship.[1]

Early Life[edit]

Amir was born in Baghdad. When he was seven years old, he fled Baghdad in the middle of the night and went to Iraqi Kurdistan, his family then went to Syria, where Amir saw his father for the first time since he was a toddler. The family stayed in Syria for a year and a half, before moving to Sweden.

Amir's family settled in Bredäng, a district in Stockholm in which immigrants and refugees made up 60% of the population[2]. Amir got into a lot of fights and trouble as a kid, and ended up joining a street gang as a teen[3]. His interest in MMA happened overnight, as he once watched an old UFC fight on television, having been impressed by this new type of professional fighting, Amir looked up the cheapest MMA gym and signed up the next day[4]

Career[edit]

Amir's first fight came in the World Ultimate Full Contact 15, he defeated Pavlo Kulish in 59 seconds by making him submit[5]. He went on an 8 bout win streak to start his MMA career before moving to Bellator, where he extended that streak to 10 bouts after defeating Jamie Powell and Iurie Bejenari. Amir's first loss came in the Middle eastern promotion Brave CF to Jose "Shorty" Torres[6]. Amir rebounded from his loss by defeating Ryan Curtis in BRAVE CF 29[7].

UFC[edit]

Amir made his UFC debut on July 18th 2020 aginst Malcom Gordon in UFC Fight Night: Figueiredo vs. Benavidez 2 in the United Arab Emirates[8]. Amir and Gordon both had only two weeks notice as they replaced Tagir Ulanbekov and Aleksander Doskalchuk, who pulled out of the event following the death of Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov[9]. Amir defeated Gordon by submission inside 4 minutes and 42 seconds of the first round[10]

References[edit]

  1. https://www.ufc.com/athlete/amir-albazi
  2. https://start.stockholm/om-stockholms-stad/utredningar-statistik-och-fakta/statistik/
  3. https://www.stockholmdirekt.se/nyheter/amir-albazi-jag-ar-nasta-svensk-i-ufc/reprhx!ebeOd33eioY9j2d6WmWm9A/. Missing or empty |title= (help); External link in |website= (help); Missing or empty |url= (help)
  4. "Iraqi Amir Albazi's circuitous route to Abu Dhabi via Syria, Sweden and London". The National.
  5. https://www.sherdog.com/fighter/Pavlo-Kulish-51366
  6. https://www.tapology.com/fightcenter/fighters/44900-jose-torres
  7. https://mmajunkie.usatoday.com/2019/11/brave-cf-29-results-azamat-murzakanov-wins-open-weight-title
  8. https://www.ufc.com/news/fight-island-debuts-july-18-edition
  9. https://fansided.com/2020/07/03/umar-numagomedov-tagir-ulanbekov-cancel-flights-fight-island-following-passing-khabibs-dad/
  10. "Amir Albazi's submission of Malcolm Gordon was just what he expected to happen".

Category:1993 births Category:Living people Category:Sportspeople from Baghdad Category:Iraqi emigrants to Sweden Category:Ultimate Fighting Championship male fighters Category:Iraqi male mixed martial artist


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