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"Mr. Finland"

Makwan Amirkhani


Win Rate
68 %
Finish Rate
59 %
Decision Win %
50 %

Makwan Amirkhani

5' 10 (178 cm)
71 in. (5' 11/180 cm)
Iran, Islamic Republic of
Main Division
The family fled from Iran to Iraq and settled in UNHCR's Al-Tash refugee camp. Growing up as a small-sized immigrant in Vaasa, Amirkhani was subjected to serious physical and mental bullying from daycare up until the upper comprehensive school. Amirkhani moved to Kotka to study in a high school suited for students with professional sports aspirations. However, he dropped out of the school and moved back to Turku where he failed to graduate from high schools twice. He hails from an amateur wrestling background, having trained since a young age, competing for the Finnish national team; winning silver in the Finnish National Championship in Freestyle in 2010 and bronze in 2013 in Greco-Roman wrestling.
Fighter Trivia
Amirkhani is one of eight children; his brother and father both died in car accidents shortly after the family moved to Finland. On July 12, 2021 several Finnish newspapers reported that Jethro Rostedt, a Finnish real estate agent and town council member of Turku, has filed a criminal report against Amirkhani due to threats and slander on Facebook. The post was visible for Amirkhani's 175 000 followers, and although later removed, screenshots of the threats have been circulating on social media.

Awards & Accolades

  • UFC: Performance of the Night (Three times) vs. Andy Ogle, Chris Fishgold and Mike Grundy
  • Nordic MMA Awards - MMAviking.com: 2012 Showman of the Year
  • Nordic MMA Awards - MMAviking.com: 2015 Knockout of the Year vs. Andy Ogle on January 24
  • Nordic MMA Awards - MMAviking.com: 2015 Fighter of the Year
  • Finnish Wrestling Federation: 2010 Finnish Nationals 66 kg (145,5 lbs) Freestyle Wrestling Silver medalist
  • Finnish Wrestling Federation: 2013 Finnish Nationals 66 kg (145,5 lbs) Greco-Roman Wrestling Bronze medalist

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