Pannie Kianzad


Picks up second straight win
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.
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.
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Correia fight gets July date
June 18, 2020
Kianzad will be fighting Bethe Correia on July 25 at UFC Fight Island, Marcel Dorff of MMADNA reports.
The fight between these two was originally on May 9, but was scratched when Correia ran into visa issues and was unable to make it. Kianzad last fought in November when she defeated Jessica-Rose Clark via unanimous decision.
Awaiting new opponent for UFC 250
April 9, 2020
Kianzad needs a new opponent for UFC 250 with Bethe Correia scratched due to visa issues, Guilherme Cruz of reports.
Kianzad is aiming for a second straight win after collecting her first in the UFC circuit in her previous fight back in November. She should still have an opportunity to secure that victory, though she will need a new opponent on relatively short notice after Correia and six other Brazilian fighters were forced off the card due to a location change stemming from COVID-19 concerns.
Taking on Correia in Sao Paulo
March 16, 2020
Kianzad (12-5-0) is scheduled to take on Bethe Correia (11-4-1) in a bantamweight fight May 9 at UFC 250 in Sao Paulo, Farah Hannoun of USA Today reports.
Kianzad will return to the Octagon after registering her first UFC win in her last fight bout in November, when she defeated Jessica-Rose Clark via unanimous decision in the second matchup between the two fighters. She owns a 1-1 record overall in her second stint with the UFC.
Earns first UFC victory
November 9, 2019
Kianzad defeated Jessica-Rose Clark via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27) at UFC Fight Night on Saturday in Moscow, Russia.
Searching for her first UFC victory and facing a subpar opponent, Kianzad picking up a resounding victory in a fight she had to have. Kianzad landed far more strikes (103-71) and attempted far more strikes (243-163) than Clark and her increased activity resulted in the win. Dating back to July 2015, Kianzad is now sporting a 5-5 record. Two of those wins have come over Clark and the rest have come over nobodies, so Kianzad's long-term ceiling is non-existent, but she can now say she has a UFC win under her belt.
Scheduled for UFC Moscow
September 19, 2019
Kianzad will face Jessica-Rose Clark at UFC Moscow on Nov. 9, Nolan King of USA Today reports.
Kianzad fell to Julia Avila in her last bout at UFC 239 at the beginning of July, but she'll have another opportunity in November to notch her first UFC victory. Her opponent, Clark, is coming off foot surgery, so Kianzad will aim to put "Jessy Jess" to the test in her first fight since June of 2018.