Pannie Kianzad


Still searching for first UFC win
July 6, 2019
Kianzad lost to Julia Avila via unanimous decision (27-30, 26-30, 26-30) at UFC 239 on Saturday in Las Vegas.
Kianzad was gifted another opportunity with the UFC after Melissa Gatto, Avila's original scheduled opponent, was forced to withdraw due to injury, but the 27-year-old failed to make good on her chance. Kianzad spent the vast majority of the bout serving as a punching bag for Avila and her toughness was the only reason she managed to see the final bell. Sporting a 3-5 record in her last eight bouts dating back to September 2015, Kianzad's time with the UFC has likely come to an end.
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Gets another opportunity with UFC
June 24, 2019
Kianzad (11-4-0) is slated to take on Julia Avila (6-1-0) in a bantamweight fight July 6 at UFC 239 in Las Vegas, Nolan King and Mike Bohn of report.
Kianzad was previously released by the promotion earlier this year, shortly after she lost her UFC debut to "The Ultimate Fighter 28" champion Macy Chiasson in November. The Swedish fighter will get another chance with the promotion, this time as a short-notice replacement for Melissa Gatto (6-0-2), who withdrew from the bout with Avila.
Finishes as runner-up for TUF crown
November 30, 2018
Kianzad lost to Macy Chiasson via submission (rear-naked choke) at 2:11 of Round 2 at The Ultimate Fighter 28 Finale in Las Vegas on Friday.
Kianzad spent much of the early portion of the fight fending of takedowns and strikes from the clinch but actually looked to be getting her striking going before a blitz from Chiasson put her on her back. Kianzad got reasonably close to an armbar from a scramble but Chiasson defended well before sinking in the choke. Kianzad is a good technical striker but lacks power and can be pressured easily, which is not a recipe for success in most bouts. She falls to 10-4 in professional MMA as a result of the loss.