Siyar Bahadurzada: 'I signed with the UFC'


Siyar Bahadurzada, Afghani native, resident of in the Netherlands, and assistant coach to Mayhem Miller on TUF 14, has announced via twitter that he has signed with the UFC.

I signed with the @UFC!!!! I'm very excited to be a part of the UFC and test my skills with the crème de la crème of MMA.

I wanna thank the @UFC and @danawhite for this opportunity. I will shake up the ww division!!! Also special thanks to my team Golden Glory!

Read entire twittter...

The UFC has not confimed the signing thus far.

Bahadurzada was signed to Strikeforce, but previous to thje Zuffa buyout was bitter over not being used. While Bahadurzada is the current Shooto light heavyweight (83kg./183 lb.) champion, he has competed mostly at welterweight lately, and would be a 170 pounder in the UFC.

In the video below, watch Bahadurzada mixed it up with Fabricio Werdum in the gym (:45 mark)


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BUDDHASPORT site profile image  

10/1/11 5:17 PM by BUDDHASPORT

Here is an interview he did with dave herbert UFC inks Afghan fighter Siyar Bahadurzada; hopes to someday fight Nick Diaz  

Sangaku site profile image  

10/1/11 4:48 PM by Sangaku

Afghanistan is not an Arabic state, it is Islamic.

mcpeepants232003 site profile image  

10/1/11 3:48 PM by mcpeepants232003

Good signing but I'm not sure how he'll fair in the Ufc. Obviously he'll have fun fights with other brawlers but he's stated he'll knock out lay n pray fighters and I'm not sure of that at all.Siyar has a couple of assets I really like. One is his size. he's a former lhw and one is he's very good at countering. You don't see a lot of guys who sit in the pocket and trade blows but Siyar does it all the time and with great success.Still he's not extremely technical and every time he's been given a chance to step up he's failed(Misaki and Santiago). Will be interesting nonetheless. I'd love to see more Arabic fighters.

RickMartelsArrogance site profile image  

10/1/11 3:34 PM by RickMartelsArrogance

"resident of in the Netherlands"?Does UG News even proofread the nonsense they post?

Toquinho site profile image  

10/1/11 3:31 PM by Toquinho

this is great news for ufc and for usa fans to get to know him, a great ww ko artist.

Broady site profile image  

10/1/11 1:56 PM by Broady

Siyar vs Daley would be a WAR

Enemies site profile image  

10/1/11 1:38 PM by Enemies

That guy is explosive.

Enemies site profile image  

10/1/11 1:38 PM by Enemies

He is the bomb.

Fletch F Fletch site profile image  

10/1/11 1:27 PM by Fletch F Fletch

Heads will be cracked.