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#9 Women's Bantamweight Division

Active

"Banzai"

Pannie Kianzad

Women's Bantamweight Division

17-6-0 (W-L-D)

3

Wins by Knockout

Pannie Kianzad

athlete record

Event Results

Info

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

Status
Active
Hometown
Sweden
Trains at
Arte Suave
Fighting style
MMA
Age
30
Height
67.00
Weight
136.00
Octagon Debut
Nov. 30, 2018
Reach
68.00
Leg reach
39.00

Fighter Facts

  • Team Gastelum on TUF 28
     
  • Pro since 2012
     
  • Three wins by KO
     
  • Has won nine of her last 12 and five of her last six
     
  • Owns 2015 win over Jessica-Rose Clark in Invicta FC bout
     
  • Has faced Tonya Evinger, Raquel Pa’aluhi and Sarah Kaufman
     
  • One first round finish
     
  • Had 2-3 Invicta FC record

UFC History
UFC Fight Night
(4/16/22) Kianzad won a three round unanimous decision over Lina Lansberg 
UFC Fight Night (9/18/21) Kianzad lost a three round unanimous decision to Raquel Pennington
UFC 263 (6/12/21) Kianzad won a three round unanimous decision over Alexis Davis
UFC Fight Night (12/19/20) Kianzad won a three round unanimous decision over Sijara Eubanks
UFC on ESPN (7/26/20) Kianzad won a three round unanimous decision over Bethe Correia
UFC Fight Night (11/9/19) Kianzad won a three round unanimous decision over Jessica-Rose Clark
UFC 239 (7/6/19) Kianzad lost a three round unanimous decision to Julia Avila
TUF 28 Finale (11/30/18) Kianzad was submitted by Macy Chiasson via rear naked choke at 2:11 of the second round

The Ultimate Fighter, Season 28

On episode ten (semifinals), Kianzad won a three-round unanimous decision over Julija Stoliarenko
On episode two (quarterfinals), Kianzad won a two-round unanimous decision over Katharina Lehner

Q&A

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. 
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