Aiemann Zahabi


Facing Turcios in July
May 23, 2022
Zahabi will fight Ricky Turcios in a bantamweight bout at the UFC event scheduled for July 9.
Coming off a knockout win over Drako Rodriguez back in February, Zahabi will face the bantamweight winner of The Ultimate Fighter 29 in Ricky Turcios, who earned his UFC contract in August of 2021. Zahabi will look to earn his second consecutive win in July as Turcios makes his UFC debut.
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Gets first-round finish
February 20, 2021
Zahabi defeated Drako Rodriguez via KO (punch) at 1:58 of Round 1 at UFC Vegas 19 on Saturday in Las Vegas.
UFC debutant Drako Rodriguez had some early success in the low-tempo affair. However, Zahabi secured his first UFC finish with a punch that Rodriguez did not see coming. It was a counter right hand Zahabi landed as Rodriguez was pursuing while leaving his head on the centerline. The win snaps a two-fight losing streak for the 33-year-old. He'll also take home an extra $50,000 for one of four Performance of the Night bonuses awarded Saturday.
Facing overweight opponent
February 19, 2021
Zahabi's Saturday fight against Drako Rodriguez will go ahead as scheduled despite Rodriguez missing weight, John Morgan of USA Today reports.
Rodriguez came in 4.5 pounds above the bantamweight limit. He'll be forced to surrender 30 percent of his purse as a result.
Fight with Rodriguez rebooked
January 20, 2021
Zahabi (illness) is scheduled to face Drako Rodriguez in a bantamweight fight at the UFC's Feb. 20 event, Sergio Pineiro of reports.
Zahabi (7-2-0) and Rodriguez (7-1-0) were initially slated to face one another Dec. 17 in Las Vegas, but the bout was cancelled after the former tested positive for COVID-19. The 33-year-old has now apparently made a full recovery from the virus, so he'll now make his return to the Octagon in February for what will be his first fight since suffering a unanimous-decision loss to Vince Morales in May 2019.
Tests positive for COVID-19
December 17, 2020
Zahabi announced on his personal Twitter feed Thursday that he tested positive for COVID-19 and won't face Drako Rodriguez on Saturday.
Zahabi was attempting to snap a two-fight losing streak Saturday, but he was unable to travel to Las Vegas after testing positive for COVID-19. The promotion won't find another opponent for Rodriguez on short notice, Aaron Bronsteter of reports. It's unclear when Zahabi could return to the Octagon.
Pair against debutant
November 17, 2020
Zahabi will face Drako Rodriguez on Dec. 19, Nolan King of USA Today reports.
Zahabi won his first seven fights as a professional, including one with the UFC, but he's now riding a two-fight losing streak. His most recent loss came against Vince Morales via unanimous decision back in May of 2019. Rodriguez, who owns a 7-1 record as a professional, will be making his UFC debut after impressing in the Contender Series.