|Amir Aliakbari Quick Info|
|Height||6 ft 4 in|
|Date of Birth||December 11, 1987|
|Eye Color||Dark Brown|
Amir Aliakbari is an Iranian professional mixed martial artist and former wrestler who has competed in promotions such as Full Metal Massacre (2015), Real Fight Championship (2015), Rizin Fighting Federation (2016-2017), Absolute Championship Berkut (2018), Absolute Championship Akhmat (2019), and ONE Championship (2021-Present). As of the end of October 2021, he had amassed a 10-3 win-loss record in professional mixed martial arts bouts. Before making a switch to mixed martial arts in 2014, he was an accomplished wrestler who had excelled in the Greco-Roman format. Representing Iran, he had won the ‘Gold’ medal at the 2010 Moscow World Wrestling Championships (96 kg) and the 2009 Pattaya Asian Wrestling Championships (96 kg). He had clinched the ‘Silver’ medal at the 2013 Kazan Universiade (120 kg) and had secured the ‘Bronze’ medal at the 2009 Herning World Wrestling Championships (96 kg). His promising wrestling career had come to an abrupt end in 2013 when FILA (Fédération Internationale des Luttes Associées), as the international governing body for the sport of amateur wrestling was then known, had banned him for life after a 2nd doping offense.
Amir Aziz Aliakbari
The Iranian Beast
Jamālābād, Alan Baraghush Rural District, Sarab County, East Azerbaijan Province, Iran
Amir, after his high school graduation, had joined the Islamic Azad University, a private university system headquartered in Tehran.
Professional Mixed Martial Artist, Former Wrestler
6 ft 8 in or 203 cm
6 ft 4 in or 193 cm
118 kg or 260 lbs
Race / Ethnicity
He is of Iranian descent.
- Toned physique
- Towering frame
- Side-parted, side-cropped hair
- Sports a thick beard
- Affable smile
Amir Aliakbari Facts
- The first misdemeanor of Amir’s wrestling career came in 2012 when he had missed the London Olympics due to a doping suspension. A year later, at the World Wrestling Championships, he had won the ‘Gold’ medal in the 120 kg category. However, in December 2013, he had been banned for life after a 2nd doping offense had come to light and he was also stripped of his ‘Gold’ medal.
- In 2014, a longtime MMA entrepreneur name Mishal Abul had convinced him to pursue a career in mixed martial arts. He had reluctantly agreed, thus becoming the first Iranian wrestler to pursue an MMA career. He had made his professional MMA debut in October 2015 and had won his first 2 bouts via TKO in the first round.
- In early 2016, he had signed up with the Japanese promotion Rizin Fighting Federation. After 5 wins in 6 bouts at the promotion, he had joined Absolute Championship Berkut in December 2017.
- In June 2019, it was reported that he had been signed by the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) after he had offered compensation to his then promotion for early termination of his contract. This amount was later donated to a charitable cause. However, he was forced to withdraw from the UFC contract due to the doping ban that had been handed down to him by the international amateur wrestling governing body as well as the US economic sanctions on Iran.
- In August 2020, he had signed a contract with the ONE Championship, a Singapore-based mixed martial arts promotion.
Featured Image by Amir Aliakbari / Instagram