- Name: Makwan Amirkhani
- Pro MMA Record: 16-5-0 (Win-Loss-Draw)
- Nickname: Mr. Finland
- Current Streak: 1 Loss
- Age: 32 | Date of Birth: 1988.11.08
- Last Fight: October 10, 2020 in UFC
- Weight Class: Featherweight | Last Weigh-In: 146.0 lbs
- Affiliation: Straight Blast Gym Ireland
- Height: 5'10" (178cm) | Reach: 72.0" (183cm)
- Career Disclosed Earnings: $100,000 USD
- Born: Iraq
- Fighting out of: Finland
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Makwan Amirkhani was born in Iraq, however he is an Iranian Kurd. Makwan's family fled to Finland from Iraq in 1993. His father died in a car accident a year after moving to Finland. His mother was left alone with eight children. Later on one of Makwan's brothers also died hit by a car.
Makwan Amirkhani began training wrestling at 5 years old, soon after he was moved to Finland. He started training MMA at Finnfighters' Gym in Turku 2008.
Makwan Amirkhani's wrestling achievements:
2013 Bronze medalist @66kg Finnish Nationals
2003 Gold medalist @54kg Finnish Nationals Youth Under 18
2010 Silver medalist @66kg Finnish Nationals
2008 Bronze medalist @66kg Finnish Nationals
2009 Bronze medalist @74kg Finnish Nationals
2004 Gold medalist @58kg Finnish Nationals Youth Under 18
He would make in impressive UFC debut winning by TKO over Andy Ogle and also winning a Performance of the Night bonus.
Makwan is now fighting out of SBG Ireland.