|Born||Amir Aziz Aliakbari|
11 December 1987
|Alma mater||Islamic Azad University of Eslamshahr|
|Country||Iran (Iranian Azerbaijani)|
|Height||6 ft 3 in (191 cm)|
|Weight||119 kg (262 lb; 18 st 10 lb)|
|Reach||80 in (203 cm)|
|Years active||2005–2013; 2014–present|
|Mixed martial arts record|
|Notable club(s)||American Top Team via AKA Thailand|
|Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog|
Amir Aliakbari (Persian: امير علىاكبرى, born 11 December 1987) is an Iranian from Azerbaijani roots, former Greco-Roman wrestler, and current mixed martial artist competing in the Heavyweight division of ACB. He formerly competes at Rizin Fighting Federation. Aliakbari now competes at ACB organization.
In 2013 World Wrestling Championships, 120 kg he initially won a gold medal, making him a two-times world champion, however in December 2013, International Wrestling Federation, FILA banned Aliakbari for life after a second doping offence. He was stripped of his gold medal and Heiki Nabi was moved up to gold.
In 2014, Aliakbari signed an agreement with the MMA management company, Paradigm Sports Management, based in USA, At the same time, he signed on to train under UFC star Mike Swick of AKA Thailand in Phuket, Thailand also training alongside UFC fighters Mark Hunt and Soa Palelei. He is the first world class Iranian wrestler to pursue an MMA career.
Aliakbari made his professional MMA debut in October 2015, defeating Hyung Chul-Lee via TKO in the first round. His second bout came two months later as he defeated Radu Spinghel via TKO in the first round.
In early 2016, it was announced that Aliakbari signed with the Japanese promotion Rizin Fighting Federation. He made his debuted in September in the first round of the openweight grand prix against Joao Isidoro Almeida. He won the fight via TKO in the first round. Aliakbari was scheduled to face former UFC champion Shane Carwin in the quarter-finals in December 2016. However, Carwin withdrew from the tournament and he instead faced Heath Herring. Aliakbari won the bout by unanimous decision. In the final stage of the tournament on December 31, Aliakbari faced Valentin Moldavsky. He won the fight via split decision. He then faced Mirko Cro Cop in the finals on the same night and lost the fight via knockout. He then defeated Geronimo dos Santos and Tyler King via TKO.
On December 2017 Aliakbari announced departure from Rizin and Joining ACB. His first opponent was Denis Smoldarev, who Aliakbari defeated via KO/TKO at 2:27 of Round 1 on March 24, 2018. He is going to have four opponents in ACB.
Mixed martial arts record
|Professional record breakdown|
|10 matches||9 wins||1 loss|
|Win||9–1||Daniel Omielańczuk||Decision (Unanimous)||ACB 89||September 8, 2018||3||5:00||Krasnodar, Russia|
|Win||8–1||Denis Smoldarev||TKO (Elbows and Punches)||ACB 83: Borisov vs. Kerimov||March 24, 2018||1||2:25||Baku, Azerbaijan|
|Win||7–1||Tyler King||TKO (punches)||Rizin Fighting World Grand Prix 2017 Opening Round Part 1||July 30, 2017||1||1:39||Saitama, Japan|
|Win||6–1||Gerônimo dos Santos||TKO (punches)||Rizin FF 5: Sakura||April 16, 2017||1||3:34||Yokohama, Japan|
|Loss||5–1||Mirko Cro Cop||KO (punches)||Rizin World Grand-Prix 2016: Final Round||December 31, 2016||1||2:03||Saitama, Japan||2016 Rizin Open-Weight Grand Prix Final.|
|Win||5–0||Valentin Moldavsky||Decision (split)||Rizin World Grand-Prix 2016: Final Round||December 31, 2016||2||5:00||Saitama, Japan||2016 Rizin Open-Weight Grand Prix Semifinal.|
|Win||4–0||Heath Herring||Decision (unanimous)||Rizin World Grand-Prix 2016: 2nd Round||December 29, 2016||2||5:00||Saitama, Japan||2016 Rizin World Grand Prix Quarterfinals|
|Win||3–0||Joao Isidoro Almeida||TKO (punches)||Rizin World Grand-Prix 2016: 1st Round||September 25, 2016||1||2:25||Saitama, Japan||2016 Rizin World Grand Prix First Round|
|Win||2–0||Radu Spinghel||TKO (punches)||Real Fight Championship 3||December 5, 2015||1||1:02||Yokohama, Japan|
|Win||1–0||Hyung Chul-Lee||TKO (punches)||Full Metal Dojo 7: Full Metal Massacre||October 31, 2015||1||0:17||Bangkok, Thailand|
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