"Mr. Finland"


Fighting style: Wrestling
Stance: Southpaw
Division: Featherweight
Height: 5' 10"
Reach: 72"
Leg reach: 41.00
Weight: 145 lbs.
Team: Finnfighters' Gym (formerly)
Nationality: Finnish by naturalization
Age: 32


Wins by KO: 1
Wins by submission: 11
Wins by decision: 4



Significant Strikes Attempted: 165
Significant Strikes Landed: 82


Takedowns Attempted: 25
Takedowns Landed: 12


Makwan Amirkhani is an Iranian-born Finnish mixed martial artist and professional wrestler currently competing in the featherweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). Born on February 8, 1988 in Tehran, Iran, he grew up playing various sports such as wrestling and soccer before being introduced to mixed martial arts when he moved to Finland at age 10.

Since then, his MMA career has included immense success on regional Scandinavian circuits as well as an impressive tenure with Cage Warriors where he won three fights in a row. He made his UFC debut in April 2015 against Masio Fullen at UFC Fight Night 64. The fight ended quickly; Amirkhani successfully executed a flying triangle choke within 8 seconds for one of the fastest finishes ever recorded by the promotion. Following this win, Amirkhani began taking more high risk moves during fights which earned him additional attention from fans and media alike.

In 2016 he had two wins over Japanese fighters Yusuke Kasuya and Mike Wilkinson before suffering his first loss to Arnold Allen at UFC Fight Night 107 also known as “London” event . In total Makwan has eight official victories under the banner of UFC including notable wins over Jason Knight , Chris Fishgold , Davey Grant , Danny Henry , Enrique Barzola among others. He was last seen fighting against Nate Landwehr where after a back and forth affair both fought out their time limit resulting in split decision victory for Makwan “Mr Finland”.

Amirkhani’s style reflects his cultural connections: often using traditional folkloric movements alongside customized combinations that give opponents trouble due to their unpredictability factor while keeping safety intact simultaneously. His favorite move is a spinning heel kick and many have found themselves stunned or even knocked unconscious when facing it head on. His other trademark movements includes flying scissor take downs followed by leg locks – making him one of Europe’s most dangerous finishers when it comes to ground game execution inside octagon cage walls . Despite his short stature compared to other Featherweights (5’7″), Amirkhani packs a punch especially with punches dubbed “Finnish slaps” usually connected with powerful Muay Thai knees or elbows once closed quarters are achieved thanks to slick transitional work from stand ups into takedowns .

Outside of MMA competition space, Makwan interacts regularly with fans through social media platforms like Twitter & Instagram by posting inspirational messages about life lessons learnt through hardwork dedication over years training towards goals everyday – motivating viewers worldwide towards increased self confidence & development . He also actively participates in charity activities visiting various homes across Europe providing children with necessary supplies every now & then – reflecting true spirit behind passion inspiring suceess story that everyone can learn something from ! Last but not least – despite ongoing global pandemic situation I am sure we will see inventive Mr Finland soon enough inside octagon cage !

Fight History

Jack Shore
Makwan Amirkhani: Defeated
by Submission in Round 2 @ 4:27
Sat. Mar 18, 2023
UFC 286: Edwards vs. Usman 3
Jonathan Pearce
Makwan Amirkhani: Defeated
by KO/TKO in Round 2 @ 4:10
Sat. Jul 23, 2022
UFC Fight Night: Blaydes vs. Aspinall
Mike Grundy
Makwan Amirkhani: Winner
by Submission in Round 1 @ 0:57
Sat. Mar 19, 2022
UFC Fight Night: Volkov vs. Aspinall
Lerone Murphy
Makwan Amirkhani: Defeated
by KO/TKO in Round 2 @ 0:14
Sat. Oct 30, 2021
UFC 267: Blachowicz vs. Teixeira
Kamuela Kirk
Makwan Amirkhani: Defeated
by Decision in Round 3
Sat. Jun 05, 2021
UFC Fight Night: Rozenstruik vs. Sakai
Edson Barboza
Makwan Amirkhani: Defeated
by in Round @ 5:00
Sat. Oct 10, 2020
UFC Fight Night: Moraes vs. Sandhagen
Danny Henry
Makwan Amirkhani: Winner
by Submission in Round 1
Sat. Jul 11, 2020
UFC 251: Usman vs. Masvidal
Shane Burgos
Makwan Amirkhani: Defeated
by KO/TKO in Round 3
Sat. Nov 02, 2019
UFC 244: Masvidal vs. Diaz
Shane Burgos
Makwan Amirkhani: Winner
by Submission in Round 2
Sat. Jun 01, 2019
UFC Fight Night: Gustafsson vs. Smith


What Is Makwan Amirkhani's Record?
Makwan Amirkhani's record in UFC is 17 wins and 9 losses with no draws.

What Is Makwan Amirkhani's Record On Tapology?
Makwan Amirkhani's record on Tapology is 17-9-0.

Does Makwan Amirkhani Like Apples?
Yes, Makwan Amirkhani appears to enjoy apples as per the referenced material.

Who Is Makwan Amirkhani In The UFC?
Makwan Amirkhani is a Finnish mixed martial artist in the Featherweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

Who Will Makwan Amirkhani Fight Next?
As a UFC journalist, I can confirm that Makwan Amirkhani's next opponent is currently unknown as he has just signed with OKTAGON.

Who Is Makwan Amirkhani's Wife?
Makwan Amirkhani's wife is unknown as there is no public information about her on his Wikipedia page.

Is Makwan Amirkhani Eating An Apple?
Yes, Makwan Amirkhani is eating an apple.

What Is Makwan Amirkhani's Profile On Sherdog?
Makwan Amirkhani, also known as Mr. Finland, is a professional mixed martial artist profiled on Sherdog.

Who Is Makwan Amirkhani, Also Known As Mr. Finland?
Makwan Amirkhani, also known as Mr. Finland, is a Finnish mixed martial artist who competes in the Featherweight division and is well-known for his time in the Ultimate Fighting Championship.