Pannie Kianzad
Banzai

Sweden

Wins streak hits four
BantamweightUFC
June 12, 2021
Kianzad defeated Alexis Davis via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28) at UFC 263 on Saturday in Glendale, Arizona.
ANALYSIS
It's been far from pretty, but Kianzad has now won four fights in a row -- all via unanimous decision -- since dropping a unanimous decision to Julia Avila in her company debut back in July 2019. Kianzad is a solid boxer, although she has little stopping power in her hands. Her skills on the feet combined with her size (5-foot-7) and durability (one career knockout loss) allow Kianzad to remain competitive against most anyone she faces at 135 pounds. The ceiling here isn't particularly high, but Kianzad has enough gas in the tank to get past fringe roster fighters such as the aging Davis.
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Fighting again on June 12
BantamweightUFC
May 11, 2021
Kianzad will take on Alexis Davis in a bantamweight bout at the UFC event June 12, Marcel Dorff of MMADNA reports.
ANALYSIS
Kianzad last fought on Dec. 19 when she defeated Sijara Eubanks via unanimous decision. She was hit with a potential six-month medical suspension due to a left hand injury, but she was able to get it clear with a doctor. Kianzad will be going for four wins in a row.
Out up to 180 days
BantamweightUFC
December 22, 2020
Kianzad was hit with a 180-day medical suspension after her victory over Sijara Eubanks on Saturday, MMAJunkie.com reports.
ANALYSIS
Kianzad suffered injuries to her left hand. If cleared by a doctor following an X-ray and MRI, she'll be eligible to return in fewer than 180 days, but she's required to sit for at least 30.
Win streak at three
BantamweightUFC
December 19, 2020
Kianzad defeated Sijara Eubanks via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28) at UFC Fight Night on Saturday in Las Vegas.
ANALYSIS
It's a huge victory for Kianzad and one that she more than earned. She could have packed her tent and gone home following a first round in which Eubanks plastered her to the mat for nearly the entirety of the frame but she regained her composure and took advantage of her fading opponent. What Kianzad was lacking in the power department she more than made up for with volume. She landed 132 total strikes compared to just 70 from Eubanks. Kianzad continued to work her jab and throw short strikes, and Eubanks had no answers. A win over Eubanks doesn't mean a ton here in the later days of 2020, but Kianzad has never been a picture of consistency, so this was a big victory for her. The 29-year-old has won three in a row dating back to November 2019.
Matched against Sijara Eubanks
BantamweightUFC
November 17, 2020
Kianzad will take on Sijara Eubanks in Las Vegas on Dec. 19, Marcel Dorff of MMADNA reports.
ANALYSIS
The Swedish bantamweight lost her UFC debut against Julia Avila but has since gone on to earn unanimous decision victories against Jessica-Rose Clark and Bethe Correia in her last two fights. Eubanks is coming off a unanimous decision loss against Ketlen Vieira in her most recent fight but owns a 4-3 record overall as a UFC fighter.
Picks up second straight win
BantamweightUFC
July 25, 2020
Kianzad defeated Bethe Correia via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-29) at UFC Fight Night on Saturday in Abu Dhabi.
ANALYSIS
It was by no means a dominant effort from Kianzad, but it was a fight she won easily. Simply put, she was the more effective striker in a fight in which both women landed plenty on the feet. While Kianzad won the total strike battle by a 106-83 count, she won the significant strike battle by a count of 103-56. There's no doubt Kianzad landed the more powerful shots and that was reflective in the numbers. She also managed to stuff 4-of-5 takedown attempts from Correia. The 28-year-old Kianzad has now won back-to-back unanimous decisions since dropping a unanimous decision to Julia Avila in her company debut just over a year ago.