Pannie "Banzai" Kianzad


Fighting style: MMA
Stance: Orthodox
Division: Women's Bantamweight
Height: 5' 7"
Reach: 66"
Leg reach: 39.00
Weight: 135 lbs.
Team: Arte Suave
Nationality: Ahvaz, Iran
Age: 30


Recent win streak: 4
Wins by KO: 3
Wins by decision: 13



Significant Strikes Attempted: 1209
Significant Strikes Landed: 597


Takedowns Attempted: 10


Pannie Kianzad is a professional mixed martial artist who has been competing in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) since 2018. She started her mixed martial arts career at the age of 17 and has since earned several championship titles, including Cage Warriors Women’s Bantamweight Champion, Cage Warriors Featherweight Champion, and TUF 28 Women’s Flyweight Finalist.

Kianzad began training in Taekwondo when she was just nine years old and competed for many years before joining MMA. She made her amateur MMA debut in 2012 and later turned professional with Danish promotions like CSA Denmark promotion where she won her first-ever title in 2014 as the Cage Warrior Female Feather Weight Champion. From there she continued to compete across Europe until August 2018 when she signed with UFC; making her promotional debut against Ketlen Vieira at UFC Fight Night 135: Gaethje vs Vick. Despite losing this fight via unanimous decision Kianzad was impressive on that night and solidified her spot on the roster.

Since then Kianzad had gone on an impressive run inside the Octagon; managing three straight victories over Sarah Moras, Lina Lansbergand Jessica-Rose Clark earning herself two ‘performance of the night bonuses’ along the way. Inasmuch as these victories are appreciated by fans around world however, none were more significant than her win over former Invicta FC champion Tonya Evinger which earned Pannie a one-year contract extension from the UFC earlier this year.

Outside of competition Kianzad is also highly active within various non-profit organizations such as “My Fight For Change” – a charity organization aimed at helping children achieve their goals through sports; serving as both ambassador for My Fight For Change as well being an advocate for women’s rights across Middle East countries like Iran where female participation in sport remains heavily restricted due to cultural norms .

Overall Pannie Kaindaz stands out amongst other fighters not only because of success inside cage but also due to humanitarian efforts outside it – thus proving that you don’t have to be a champion to make an impactful contribution towards sports industry or society in general

Fight History

Ketlen Vieira
Pannie Kianzad: Defeated
by Unanimous Decision in Round 3
Sat. Jul 22, 2023
UFC Fight Night: Aspinall vs. Tybura
Lina Lansberg
Pannie Kianzad: Winner
by Unanimous Decision in Round 3
Sat. Apr 16, 2022
UFC Fight Night: Luque vs. Muhammad 2
Raquel Pennington
Pannie Kianzad: Defeated
by Unanimous Decision in Round 3
Sat. Sep 18, 2021
UFC Fight Night: Smith vs. Spann
Alexis Davis
Pannie Kianzad: Winner
by Decision in Round 3
Sat. Jun 12, 2021
UFC 263: Adesanya vs. Vettori 2
Sijara Eubanks
Pannie Kianzad: Winner
by Decision in Round 3
Sat. Dec 19, 2020
UFC Fight Night: Thompson vs. Neal
Bethe Correia
Pannie Kianzad: Winner
by Decision in Round 3
Sat. Jul 25, 2020
UFC Fight Night: Whittaker vs. Till
Jessica-Rose Clark
Pannie Kianzad: Winner
by Decision in Round 3
Sat. Nov 09, 2019
UFC Moscow: Zabit vs. Kattar
Julia Avila
Pannie Kianzad: Defeated
by Decision in Round 3
Sat. Jul 06, 2019
UFC 239: Jones vs. Santos

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