Amir Albazi
The Prince


Facing Ode Osbourne on July 17
April 7, 2021
Albazi (14-1-0) is scheduled to face Ode Osbourne (9-3-0, 1 NC) in a flyweight fight at the UFC's July 17 event, Nolan King and Farah Hannoun of USA Today report.
A rising contender in the flyweight ranks, Albazi has won both of his bouts since signing with the UFC in 2020. He most recently claimed a unanimous-decision victory over Zhalgas Zhumagulov at UFC 257 in Abu Dhabi back on Jan. 23.
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Remains perfect in UFC
January 23, 2021
Albazi defeated Zhalgas Zhumagulov via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28) at UFC 257 on Saturday in Abu Dhabi.
All three judges gave Zhumagulov the first round and Albazi each of the final two frames. A submission specialist by trade, it took Albazi well over a round to find any sort of rhythm on the feet. He was the far more active fighter in addition to doing a nice job targeting the legs of Zhumagulov. It was by no means a dominant performance, but it was a clear victory for Albazi in a fight which was essentially a pick 'em. The 27-year-old Swede has now won each of his first two UFC bouts and has lost just once in 15 career fights.
New date for Zhumagulov fight
November 25, 2020
Albazi (13-1-0) is now scheduled to face Zhalgas Zhumagulov (13-4-0) in a flyweight fight Jan. 23 at UFC 257, Marcel Dorff of reports.
The two flyweights were originally scheduled to fight this weekend at the UFC's event in Las Vegas, but the bout ended up being postponed. Albazi and Zhumagulov were able to quickly reach agreement on a new fight date approximately two months later, giving both fighters some extra time to prepare for the matchup.
Nov. 28 fight to be rescheduled
November 24, 2020
Albazi's fight against Zhalgas Zhumagulov on Saturday will be rescheduled for a later day, Nolan King of USA Today reports.
It's currently unclear as the why the fight has been called off, as Albazi was supposed to battle Zhumagulov at UFC 15 this weekend. For now, the matchup will likely be rescheduled to a future date.
New opponent, new date
October 16, 2020
Albazi will square off against Zhalgas Zhumagulov on the UFC's Nov. 28 card, Marcel Dorff of MMADNA reports.
Albazi was originally scheduled to face Raulian Paiva on Oct. 31 but that fight was squashed after Paiva suffered a torn ACL in training. He has a new date set and will aim to follow-up a first-round victory over Malcolm Gordon in his UFC debut with another win versus Zhumagulov, who is coming off a defeat in his own debut against, ironically, Paiva.
Loses October fight
September 14, 2020
Albazi will no longer be taking on Raulian Paiva (knee) at the UFC event scheduled for Oct. 31, Combate reports.
Roughly a month after the fight was initially announced, Albazi will lose his opponent after Paiva was forced to withdraw due to what is being reported as a torn ACL. It remains unclear if the UFC will seek out a new opponent to keep the 1-0 flyweight fighter on the card.