Pannie Kianzad
Banzai

Sweden

Out
Injury Eye
Est. Return 3/26/2022
Pinned with 180-day medical ban
BantamweightUFC
Out
September 21, 2021
Kianzad has been hit with a 180-day medical suspension barring clearance from a doctor for a right corneal abrasion, Farah Hannoun of MMAJunkie.com reports.
ANALYSIS
Kianzad was also saddled with the loss via unanimous decision, making the suspension evermore painful. Barring early medical clearance, Kianzad is looking at a late-March return to the Octagon at the earliest.
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Drops very tight decision in Vegas
BantamweightUFC
Out
September 18, 2021
Kianzad lost to Raquel Pennington via unanimous decision (28-29, 28-29, 28-29) at UFC Fight Night on Saturday in Las Vegas.
ANALYSIS
Kianzad should be proud of her effort despite the defeat. In what was a back-and-forth war on the feet, both women had their moments. Most would have thought going in that Kianzad would have had difficulty in clinch situations along the fence, but she more than held her own there, which is important considering a good portion of the fight was contested in tight. Kianzad appeared to win Round 1 on the strength of some power shots, but Pennington took the next two on the strength of plenty of volume. There was very little separation between the two, and if Kianzad and Pennington fought ten times, both would likely win five. The Swede sees her four-fight winning streak snapped with this defeat.
Set for September fight
BantamweightUFC
Out
July 5, 2021
KIanzad will fight Raquel Pennington on September, according to a report from Farah Hannoun of MMAJunkie.com.
ANALYSIS
Kianzad got the matchup she was asking for, and she's 4-1 since rejoining the UFC roster. This fight will be held at a venue yet to be announced, but the only thing that's clear is that it will be on September 18. In her last fight, Kianzad defeated Alexis Davis via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28) at UFC 263 and that extended her winning streak to four.
Wins streak hits four
BantamweightUFC
Out
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.
Fighting again on June 12
BantamweightUFC
Out
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
Out
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.