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"Mad Dog"


Reza Madadi

Reza "Mad Dog" Madadi
  • Name: Reza Madadi
  • MMA Record: 14-6-0 (Win-Loss-Draw)
  • Nickname: Mad Dog
  • Current Streak: 2 Losses
  • Age: 37 | Date of Birth: 1980.06.20
  • Last Fight: May 28, 2017 in UFC
  • Weight Class: Lightweight | Last Weigh-In: 156.0 lbs
  • Affiliation: Allstars Training Center
  • Height: 5'11" (180cm) | Reach: 73.0" (185cm)
  • Career Disclosed Earnings: $60,000 USD
  • Born: Tehran, Iran
  • Fighter Pages: Sherdog  |  Wikipedia  |  The UG
  • Fighting out of: Stockholm, Sweden
  • Personal Pages: Twitter  |  Official Site

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Reza Madadi MMA Fight Record

Record by Year and By Promotion

Pro Results Opponent Event Date
Loss | Decision | Split
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Br Joaquim Silva
14-5-0 9-0-0

Se UFC Fight Night 109: Gustafsson vs. Teixeira
Preliminary Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs

Odds: +130 (Slight Underdog) | Weigh-In: 156.0 lbs (70.8 kgs) | Referee: Marc Goddard
Loss | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Ie Joe Duffy
14-4-0 15-2-0

Gb UFC Fight Night 107: Manuwa vs. Anderson
Preliminary Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs

Odds: +425 (Heavy Underdog) | Weigh-In: 155.0 lbs (70.3 kgs) | Referee: Marc Goddard
Cancelled Bout Marc Diakiese UFC 204 2016.10.08
Reason: Madadi Eye Injury
Cancelled Bout Rustam Khabilov UFC UFN 93 2016.09.03
Reason: Madadi Withdrew
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
1:56 Round 3 of 3, 11:56 Total

Br Yan Cabral
13-4-0 12-2-0

Nl UFC Fight Night 87: Overeem vs. Arlovski
Preliminary Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs

Odds: +145 (Slight Underdog) | Weigh-In: 155.0 lbs (70.3 kgs) | Referee: Leon Roberts
Loss | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Nn Norman Parke
13-3-0 20-4-1

Ie UFC Fight Night 76: Holohan vs. Smolka
Co-Main Event | Lightweight | 155 lbs

Odds: +225 (Moderate Underdog) | Weigh-In: 156.0 lbs (70.8 kgs) | Referee: Leon Roberts
Cancelled Bout Efrain Escudero Superior Challenge 10 2014.05.03
Reason: Madadi injured
Cancelled Bout Mike Chiesa UFC on FOX 8 2013.07.27
Reason: Madadi Visa Issue
Win | Submission
1:33 Round 3 of 3, 11:33 Total

Us Michael Johnson
12-3-0 12-7-0

Se UFC on FUEL TV 9: Mousasi vs. Latifi
Preliminary Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs

Odds: +250 (Moderate Underdog) Upset Victory | Disclosed Pay: $60,000 Sub/Night | Weigh-In: 155.0 lbs (70.3 kgs) | Referee: Marko Gyllenland
#35 Best MMA Submission of the Year 2013
UFC on FUEL TV 9 Submission of the Night
Loss | Decision | Split
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Br Cristiano Marcello
12-2-0 12-4-0

Br UFC 153: Silva vs. Bonnar
Preliminary Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs

Odds: -165 (Slight Favorite) | Weigh-In: 155.0 lbs (70.3 kgs) | Referee: Fernando Yamasaki
Win | Submission | Choke
1:28 Round 2 of 3, 6:28 Total

Cu Yoislandy Izquierdo
11-2-0 6-0-0

Se UFC on FUEL TV 2: Silva vs. Gustafsson
Preliminary Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs

Odds: -260 (Moderate Favorite) | Weigh-In: 155.0 lbs (70.3 kgs) | Referee: Marko Gyllenland
Cancelled Bout Fabrício Camões UFC on FX 1 2012.01.20
Reason: Madadi Injury
Cancelled Bout Rafaello Oliveira UFC on FX 1 2012.01.20
Reason: Oliveira Hand Injury
Cancelled Bout Matt Veach Cage Warriors Fight Night 1 2011.06.16
Reason: Veach Injury
Win | Decision | Unanimous

Us Rich Clementi

Se Superior Challenge

Win | Decision | Unanimous

Br Carlo Prater

Se Superior Challenge

Win | Submission | Choke

Us Junie Browning

Se Superior Challenge

Win | KO/TKO | Punches

Gb Andy Walker

Se Superior Challenge

Win | Submission | Choke

Nl Raymond Jarman

Se Superior Challenge

Win | Submission | Choke

Es Oriol Gaset

Ma Morocco Regional

Loss | Decision | Unanimous

Gb Peter Irving

Gb United Kingdom Regional

Win | Decision | Unanimous

Gb Aidan Marron

Se Superior Challenge

Win | Submission | Armlock

Gb Peter Wilson

Gb United Kingdom Regional

Win | Submission | Choke

Nl Romano de los Reyes

Nl Netherlands Regional

Win | Submission | Armlock

Gb Geroid McNichol

Gb United Kingdom Regional


Gb Christian Johansson

Se Sweden Regional

Loss | Decision | Unanimous

Fi Ville Manninen

Fi Fighting Network ZST


Reza Madadi Wiki Update Wiki

A popular fighter in his home country of Sweden, Reza Madadi caught the eye of the UFC after his fight against seasoned veteran Rich Clementi. The bout was ruled a draw by all three officials, but in accordance with the rules of the sanctioning body in Sweden, the SMMAF, a winner had to be chosen in the case of a draw and Madadi was unanimously given the decision.

He made his long-awaited UFC debut on April 14, 2012, in his hometown of Stockholm at Swedens inaugural UFC event, defeating Cuban Yoislandy Izquierdo in the 2nd round. After finding himself in some trouble on the feet in the 1st, Madadi opted to try and force the fight to the ground and at 1:28 of the 2nd Izqueirdo was forced to tap to a guillotine choke.

His second fight in the UFC came against Cristiano Marcello at UFC 153: Silva vs. Bonnar. The fight was a closely contested stand-up heavy affair, that ended up going the distance, with Madadi on the losing end of a split decision. Complaints were voiced among fans and media regarding the decision. Most mma media had Madadi winning 29-28 and critique was mostly directed at judge Aaron Chatfield's scorecard that saw Marcello winning all three rounds. Madadi would face off against Michael Johnson next and get back to his winning ways with a Darce Choke finish that would also earn him Submission of the Night.

In May 2013, Madadi was allegedly involved in a burglary in Sweden. In August, he was convicted and sentenced to 18 months in prison, along with a six-figure fine for his role in the theft, which he still denies taking part in.

Last updated 08.16.2013, 3:48 PM ET
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