Makwan "Mr. Finland" Amirkhani
StatsFighting style: Wrestling
Height: 5' 10"
Leg reach: 41.00
Weight: 145 lbs.
Team: Finnfighters' Gym (formerly)
Nationality: Finnish by naturalization
AccoladesWins by KO: 1
Wins by submission: 11
Wins by decision: 4
STRIKING ACCURACYSignificant Strikes Attempted: 165
Significant Strikes Landed: 82
TAKEDOWN ACCURACYTakedowns 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 !