TUF Finalist Pannie Kianzad ahead of “Jessy Jess” rematch in Russia: “If I die, I die”

The Swedish bantamweight talks female BMF title, training and sparring with her boyfriend, the infamous "butt bomb" and much more!

MMAnytt got the chance to speak with TUF finalist and Swedish MMA star Pannie Kianzad ahead of her rematch with Jessica Rose-Clark at UFC Moscow on November 9th. She spoke about her road getting back to the UFC, her fan base, what it’s like to have your boyfriend as your main training partner, female BMF fights and much, much more!

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Kianzad made it all the way tio the finals in the latest season of the Ultimate Fighter, getting past Katarna Lehner amongst others. She would end up losing the finals to friend and team mate Macy Chiasson via second round submission. Kianzad then briefly let go by the UFC, earning a clear-cut decision win over France’s Iony Razafiarison, before making a short-notice return to the UFC. She took on promising talent Julia Avila, and lost a decision after three full rounds. Now she faces Australian Rose-Clark, in a rematch from their first bout in Invicta FC in which Kianzad won via decision after three exciting rounds.

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With roots in muay thai and as an avid combat sports fan, Sebastian Vendel-Martinez grew up while the MMA scene was blossoming in Sweden. He became part of the MMAnytt team in 2012 and has gone on to become one of the most prominent MMA reporters in Scandinavia. Currently he continues to work as a writer, reporter, video producer/editor and head editor for MMAnytt.com

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