| Amir Aliakbari|
| December 11, 1987 (age 27) (1987-12-11) Shahriar, Tehran, Iran|
Islamic Azad University of Eslamshahr
Babak Ghorbani, Heiki Nabi, Taleb Nematpour, Riza Kayaalp, Hamid Sourian
Amir Aliakbari Wikipedia
Amir Aliakbari (Persian: امير علىاكبرى, born 11 December 1987) is an Iranian former Greco-Roman wrestler and current mixed martial artist competing in the Heavyweight division of Rizin.
In 2007–2008, he wrestled for Melli Haffari Company Ahvaz Sports Club of Iranian Premier Wrestling League.
He missed 2012 Summer Olympics due to a doping suspension.
In 2013 World Wrestling Championships, 120 kg he 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 MMA 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.