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#3 Flyweight Division


"The Prince"

Amir Albazi

Flyweight Division

17-1-0 (W-L-D)


Wins by Knockout


Wins by Submission


First Round Finishes

Amir Albazi

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

Place of Birth
Baghdad, Iraq
Trains at
Xtreme Couture - Las Vegas, NV
Fighting style
Octagon Debut
Jul. 18, 2020
Leg reach
  • Pro since 2009

  • Five wins by KO, nine by submission (3 kimura, 5 RNC, triangle)

  • Nine first round finishes

  • On five-fight winning streak

  • Lone loss via decision in April 2019 to UFC vet Jose Torres

  • Origin of nickname: “Amir means Prince in Arabic.”

UFC Fight Night (12/17/22) Albazi knocked out Alessandro Costa at 2:13 of the third round 

UFC 278 (8/20/22) Albazi submitted Francisco Figueiredo via rear naked choke at 4:34 of the first round 

UFC 257 (1/23/21) Albazi won a three round unanimous decision over Zhalgas Zhumagulov

UFC Fight Night (7/18/20) Albazi submitted Malcolm Gordon via triangle choke at 4:42 of the first round

When and why did you start training for fighting? When I moved to Sweden, as an immigrant I got in a lot of fights because I didn’t understand the language and was bullied for being foreign. I saw UFC on TV one night and I was hooked. I decided to start fighting because I loved the competitiveness.

What ranks and titles have you held? Purple belt in jiu-jitsu. I have many titles in jiu-jitsu such as:

6x Swedish champion (gi and nogi)

2x Scandinavian champion

3x European champion

2x Asian champion (first ever gold for Iraq in jiu-jitsu)

1x World champion

What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? I started training martial arts with the goal of being in the UFC since day one. So to finally be here means a lot to me. I am proud to represent my country in the UFC.

Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? Yes, I did. I graduated in Sport and Exercise Science from Roehampton University in London.

What was your job before you started fighting? I never had a job besides fighting. I have put all my energy on training since the age of 14.

Specific accomplishments in pro competition? First ever pro fight at 16 years of age. I did two fights in the same night.

Favorite grappling technique: Putting people to sleep

Favorite Striking technique: Uppercut