Pannie Kianzad - Official UFC® Profile
Pannie
Kianzad
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Fight History

Skill Breakdown

Charts are compiled based on results from 3 fights.
Summary: Well-rounded, cardio for days

Fighter Info

Nickname: Banzai
From: Ahwaz Iran
Fights Out Of: Helsinborg Sweden
Age: 28
Height: 5' 7" ( 170 cm )
Weight: 145 lb ( 65 kg )
Reach 68"

Striking

Total Attempted Strikes
0
360
42% Successful
150
Types of Successful Strikes
0
150
84% Standing
15%
126
23
1
Striking Defense
58
%
The percentage of total strikes avoided

Grappling

Total Takedowns
0
5
20% Successful
1
Grappling Totals by Type
 
 
Subm.
Passes
Sweeps
1
0
0
Takedown Defense
100
%
The percentage of total takedowns avoided
Result Fighters Event Str TD Sub Pass Method Replay Awards
Win
Pannie Kianzad
UFC Fight Night: Zabit vs. Kattar
Nov 9, 2019
65
98
0
0
0
0
0
0
R3 Decision - Unanimous
Loss
Julia Avila
Pannie Kianzad
UFC 239: Jones vs. Santos
Jul 6, 2019
49
33
0
1
0
0
2
0
R3 Decision - Unanimous
Pannie Kianzad
UFC - TUF 28 Finale
Nov 30, 2018
19
24
0
0
1
2
0
2
R2 Submission

Biography

Thoughts on opponent, Macy Chiasson? I like Macy, she’s a nice girl. We were good training partners in the house, good friends and I think we knew in the back of our heads that we would fight in the final. It’s all business, that’s what we do. 

When and why did you start training for fighting? I started competing in amateur boxing as a kid (13 years old) until I was 18, and that’s when I started doing submission wrestling and MMA. I started doing pro MMA because I had a feeling that I could go really far. I had much love for boxing. But boxing didn’t have love for me. So when I found MMA, I found what I was made to do. 

What ranks and titles have you held? BJJ purple belt. I’m the first ever female Cage Warriors 135 champion. 

Do you have any heroes? No

What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? It’s like reaching the peak of what you’ve been working for all these years. I always knew I was UFC-caliber. That’s why I never worried about coming into the UFC later. I’m not here to make somebody else’s record good, or be a punching bag like many others.  I’m here for me; I’m here because I’m the best. 

Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? Community College, international.

Other than that I’m a certified car painter since high school. 

What was your job before you started fighting? Car painter, teaching sports, working with high school kids at schools. I still work as an assistant nurse during nights when I’m not in camp.  Teaching MMA and other martial arts when I don’t train myself.

Specific accomplishments in amateur competition? 22 amateur boxing fights. Undefeated in all my K-1 and Thai fights. Silver 2010 and gold 2011 at the amateur MMA Swedish championships. 

Favorite grappling technique: Anaconda 

Favorite Striking technique: Left hook 


• Team Gastelum on TUF 28

• Pro since 2012

• Three wins by KO

• On three-fight winning streak

• Owns 2015 win over UFC vet Jessica-Rose Clark

• Has faced Tonya Evinger, Raquel Pa’aluhi and Sarah Kaufman

• One first round finish

• Had 2-3 Invicta FC record

Career

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