- Given Name: Pannie Pantea Kianzad
- Pro MMA Record: 14-5-0 (Win-Loss-Draw)
- Nickname: Banzai
- Current Streak: 3 Wins
- Age: 29 | Date of Birth: 1991.12.08
- Last Fight: December 19, 2020 in UFC
- Weight Class: Bantamweight | Last Weigh-In: 135.5 lbs
- Affiliation: Arte Suave
- Height: 5'7" (170cm) | Reach: 66.0" (168cm)
- Career Disclosed Earnings: $33,000 USD
- Born: Ahvaz, Iran
- Fighting out of: Copenhagen, Denmark
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Pannie Pantea Kianzad (born December 8, 1991 in Ahvaz, Iran) is an Iranian-born Swedish mixed martial artist. She is currently signed by Ultimate Fighting Championship in the Women's Bantamweight division. Before that she fought in Invicta FC and Cage Warriors where she held the bantamweight title. Her parents are Zoroastrian and migrated from Iran to Sweden.
Kianzad started her martial arts career in boxing when she was around 14 years old and she went on to compete in around 30 amateur boxing fights. In 2010, she competed in the Swedish National Championships in Shootfighting and came in second place claiming the silver medal after losing to Lina Länsberg in the final. The following year, at 19 years of age, she became Swedish Champion in Shootfighting by defeating Genesini Serena by submission (armbar) in the second round.
After turning professional in MMA she revenged her loss against Lina Länsberg in her third fight, which she won by TKO. She racked up five straight wins in smaller organizations before getting signed to Cage Warriors. During this period she transitioned from team Kaisho in Helsingborg, Sweden, to Rumble Sports in Copenhagen, Denmark. As of 2016 Kianzad trains with Arte Suave team in Copenhagen, Denmark
In 2014 Kianzad signed with British top promotion Cage Warriors. She made her promotional debut against Megan van Houtum on August 22, 2014 at Cage Warriors 71. She won the fight by TKO in the third round. Kianzad was expected to face Agnieszka Niedzwiedz for the vacant bantamweight title on November 15, 2014 at Cage Warriors 74, but Niedzwiedz was forced to withdraw from the bout due to an injury and Kianzad's opponent was changed to be Finnish fighter Eeva Siiskonen. After five rounds Kianzad defeated Siiskonen by unanimous decision (50-45, 50-45, 49-46) to become Cage Warriors female bantamweight champion.
After staying undefeated through her first 7 fights, and claiming the Cage Warriors title, Kianzad got another step up in her career as she got signed by Invicta FC in March, 2015. She made her promotional debut against Jessica-Rose Clark on July 9, 2015 at Invicta FC 13. Kianzad won the fight by one-sided unanimous decision. Kianzad was set to face newly crowned champion Tonya Evinger in a title fight on September 14, 2015 at Invicta FC 14. However, Kianzad missed weight for the fight so it was changed to a non-title bout. She lost by TKO in the second round. She fought Raquel Pa'aluhi on January 14, 2017 at Invicta FC 21. She lost the fight by submission due to a rear-naked choke in the first round. Kianzad faced Sarah Kaufman on January 13, 2018 at Invicta FC 27. At weight-ins, Kianzad weighted 136.7 Ibs, missing 0.7 Ibs of the upper limit in bantamweight of 136 Ibs. Kianzad was fined twenty five percent of her fight purse for missing weight. She lost the fight via unanimous decision. Kianzad fought Bianca Daimoni on May 4, 2018 at Invicta FC 29. At weight-ins, Kianzad weighted 134.8 lbs while Daimoni weighted 139.6, missing 3.6 lbs of the upper limit in bantamweight of 136 lbs and the bout proceeded at catchweight. Daimoni was fined twenty five percent of her fight purse for missing weight. Kianzad won the fight via unanimous decision.
In her return to the European scene, Kianzad dropped back down to the bantamweight division and faced Bellator veteran Iony Razafiarison on May 11, 2019 at Super Challenge 19. She won the fight by unanimous decision.
Kianzad replaced Melissa Gatto in a short notice bout against Julia Avila on July 6, 2019 at UFC 239. She lost the fight by unanimous decision. Kianzad faced Jessica-Rose Clark in a re-match on November 9, 2019 at UFC Fight Night 163. She won the fight via unanimous decision.
Kianzad was scheduled to face Bethe Correia on May 9, 2020 at UFC 250. However, on April 9, Dana White, the president of UFC announced that this event was postponed to a future date. The bout was inventually scheduled on July 25, 2020 at UFC Fight Night 174.