One to Watch at UFC 278: #11 Amir Albazi

Amir Albazi (14-1) is one of the best Flyweights on the UFC roster. Injuries have held his octagon run temporarily. However, he’s ready to put his name in the top ten at 125 lbs. he can earn a third straight win with the promotion Saturday, 8/20, at UFC 278.

The 28-year-old was born in Baghdad, Iraq in 2000. When he was 7, his family fled in the middle of the night to refuge in Iraqi Kurdistan. The Albazis then fled to Syria where Amir’s father resided who he hadn’t seen since birth. After a year and a half, the entire family moved across the globe to Bredang, Sweden, a district of Stockholm home to many immigrant families.

Amir’s upbringing in Scandinavia was rough, he joined a street gang and violence surrounded his life at all times. One day he saw an MMA class starting so he decided to join. One class later he bought a membership at the cheapest gym he could find and started training full-time.

Amir turned his life around with his newfound passion, and from 2009 to 2021 “The Prince” amassed fourteen wins opposed to only one loss. Two impressive victories in the UFC have him ranked 11 at Flyweight. Now the odds are in his favor against Champion of the division Deiveson Figueiredo’s brother, Francisco (13-4-1), at UFC 278: Usman vs. Edwards.

#11 Amir “The Prince” Albazi | 14-1 | 5’3 125 lbs. | Age 28 | Reach 68” | Orthodox Stance | Fighting Out of London, England

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