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Aiemann Zahabi

Bantamweight Division • 8-2-0 (W-L-D)

Stats & Records

  • 5
    Wins by Knockout
  • 2
    Wins by Submission
  • 1
    Wins by Decision
Striking accuracy 41% 41%

Striking accuracy

Sig. Strikes Landed
127
Sig. Strikes Attempted
310
Grappling accuracy 17% 17%

Grappling accuracy

Takedowns Landed
Takedowns Attempted
6
2.82
Sig. Str. Landed
Per Min
3.91
Sig. Str. Absorbed
Per Min
0.33
Takedown avg
Per 15 Min
0.00
Submission avg
Per 15 Min
66
%
Sig. Str. Defense
72
%
Takedown Defense
0.67
Knockdown Ratio
11:16
Average fight time

Sig. Str. By Position

Standing
113 (89%)
Clinch
9 (7%)
Ground
5 (4%)

Sig. Str. by target

78% 99 Head 17% 21 Body 6% 7 Leg

Win By Way

KO/TKO
5 (63%)
DEC
1 (13%)
SUB
2 (25%)

Upcoming Fights

Event Results

Biography

Status
Active
Hometown
Laval, Canada
Fighting style
MMA
Age
34
Height
68.00
Weight
136.00
Octagon Debut
Feb. 20, 2017
Reach
68.50
Leg reach
38.00
Q & A

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

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HALIFAX, NS - FEBRUARY 19:  (R-L) Aiemann Zahabi of Canada kicks Reginaldo Vieira of Brazil in their bantamweight fight during the UFC Fight Night event inside the Scotiabank Centre on February 19, 2017 in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. (Photo by Josh Hedg