Amir Albazi
The Prince


Submission win in UFC debut
July 18, 2020
Albazi defeated Malcolm Gordon via submission (Triangle Choke) at 4:42 of Round 1 at UFC Fight Night on Saturday in Abu Dhabi.
A long-time member of the Bellator roster, Albazi emerged victorious in his UFC debut. He scored a takedown in the early going and eventually worked for the triangle choke that ended the fight. Triangle finishes are becoming more and more rare in MMA these days, but the one Albazi clamped on here was beautiful. A mat specialist by trade, eight of Albazi's 13 career wins have come via submission. How effective the 26-year-old Swede can be on the feet remains an open question, but he can clearly finish a fight if his opponent gives him even the slightest opening on the ground.
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Making UFC debut Saturday
July 14, 2020
Albazi (12-1-0) will take on Malcolm Gordon (12-3-0) in a flyweight fight Saturday at the UFC's event in Abu Dhabi, Marcel Dorff of MMADNA reports.
Albazi was added to the fight card as a late-notice replacement for Aleksander Doskalchuk, who withdrew from the bout due to an undisclosed reason. The 26-year-old Albazi will be making his UFC debut in Abu Dhabi after having most recently competed under the Brave Combat Federation banner.
Moves to 11-0 with impressive submission at Bellator 200
May 25, 2018
Albazi defeated Iuri Bejenari via Submission (rear-naked choke) at 3:21 of Round 1 at Bellator 200 on Friday in London.
About three minutes into the fight, Albazi dropped Bejenari with a hard punch. Albazi made it a point to take the back as Bejenari tried to get back to his feet. From there, it was only a matter of time until he secured the rear-naked choke and finished the fight. Albazi looked dominant and kept his undefeated record alive. This was his second fight for Bellator, but one has to wonder where he is going. Bellator does not have a flyweight champion and does not promote the division regularly. If they ever decided to do so, Albazi will likely be in their plans.
Stays on top for the majority of three rounds at Bellator 179
May 19, 2017
Albazi defeated Jamie Powell via unanimous decision (30-25, 30-26, 30-26) at Bellator 179 on Friday in London.
This fight was not overly exciting, but it was pretty one sided. Albazi had a large advantage in the grappling game. He easily took Powell down and dominated with his positions. While he was able to hold his opponent down, he was never really able to do a lot of damage with strikes. As dominant as this fight was, he will need to increase his offense from the top against better fighters. This fight was contested at flyweight, which is not a division that Bellator usually promotes. The commentators mentioned that Albazi could move up to bantamweight which could use some new blood.