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Aiemann Zahabi

Bantamweight Division

10-2-0 (W-L-D)

6

Wins by Knockout

2

Wins by Submission

8

First Round Finishes

Aiemann Zahabi

athlete record

Info

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

Status
Active
Place of Birth
Laval, Canada
Fighting style
MMA
Age
36
Height
68.00
Weight
151.80
Octagon Debut
Feb. 20, 2017
Reach
68.50
Leg reach
38.00
  • Pro since 2012
     
  • Six wins by KO, two wins by submission (RNC, ankle lock)
     
  • Has finished eight of 10 wins
     
  • All eight finishes have ended in the first round
     
  • Seven of eight finishes in 3:05 or less

UFC 289 (6/10/23) Zahabi knocked out Aoriqileng at 1:04 of the first round 

UFC on ESPN (7/9/22) Zahabi won a three round unanimous decision over Ricky Turcios

UFC Fight Night (2/20/21) Zahabi knocked out Drako Rodriguez at 3:05 of the first round

UFC Fight Night (5/4/19) Zahabi lost a three round unanimous decision to Vince Morales

UFC 217 (11/4/17) Zahabi was knocked out by Ricardo Ramos at 1:58 of the third round

UFC Fight Night (2/19/17) Zahabi won a three round unanimous decision over Reginaldo Vieira

When and why did you start training for fighting? I started training around the age of 15 for self-defense. My father thought it would be a good way for me to build confidence and, at the same time, protect myself from bullies at school. As I got better, I started to have a hunger for competition. And once I started competing, I fell in love with the idea of becoming a professional.

What ranks and titles have you held? I won the Quebec wrestling provincials in 2012, I have won some local BJJ tournaments, and have won amateur fights in MMA, boxing and Muay Thai.

Do you have any heroes? I look up to two people mainly: my brother Firas Zahabi and Georges St-Pierre.

What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? It's a great opportunity to show my skills on the world stage. 

Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? I went to McGill University and was majoring in accounting, but after completing my second year I decided to become a fighter full-time and I left school behind.

What was your job before you started fighting? I’ve had a few jobs, but the last one and current one is personal trainer

Ranks in any martial arts styles: Black belt in BJJ

Favorite grappling technique: RNC

Favorite Striking technique: Jab