Stats & Records
Wins by Knockout
- Sig. Strikes Landed
- Sig. Strikes Attempted
- Takedowns Landed
- Takedowns Attempted
- Sig. Str. Defense is the percentage of significant strikes attempted against a fighter that do not land.
- Takedown defense is the percentage of takedowns attempted against a fighter that do not land.
- Knockdown Avg. is the average number of knockdowns per 15 Minutes window.
Sig. Str. By Position
Sig. Str. by target
Win by Method
- Team Gastelum on TUF 28
- Pro since 2012
- Three wins by KO
- Has won nine of her last 13 and five of her last seven
- 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 Fight Night (7/22/23) Kianzad lost a three round unanimous decision to Ketlen Vieira
UFC on ESPN (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
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