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"Mr. Finland"
Makwan Amirkhani
Featherweight Division • 16-5-0 (W-L-D)

Stats & Records

  • 0
    Fight Win Streak
  • 1
    Wins by Knockout
  • 11
    Wins by Submission
Striking accuracy 50% 50%

Striking accuracy

Sig. Strikes Landed
82
Sig. Strikes Attempted
165
Grappling accuracy 48% 48%

Grappling accuracy

Takedowns Landed
12
Takedowns Attempted
25
1.75
Sig. Str. Landed
Per Min
1.60
Sig. Str. Absorbed
Per Min
3.84
Takedown avg
Per 15 Min
1.60
Submission avg
Per 15 Min
60
%
Sig. Str. Defense
57
%
Takedown Defense
0.32
Knockdown Ratio
09:22
Average fight time

Sig. Str. By Position

Standing
38 (46%)
Clinch
0 (0%)
Ground
44 (54%)

Sig. Str. by target

94% 77 Head 5% 4 Body 1% 1 Leg

Win By Way

KO/TKO
1 (6%)
DEC
4 (25%)
SUB
11 (69%)

Event Results

Biography

Status
Active
Trains at
Allstarts Gym
Fighting style
Wrestling
Age
31
Height
70.00
Weight
145.00
Octagon Debut
Jan. 24, 2015
Reach
72.00
Leg reach
41.00
Q & A

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