Pannie Kianzad (14-5) won two high-profile fights in the UFC in 2020, marching up the UFC contender rankings to #13. “Banzai” is your 2020 Nordic Female Fighter of the Year.
Kianzad beat Bethe Correia (11-4-1) to the punch on the UFC Fight Island 3 card in Abu Dhabi in July, winning a unanimous decision victory. “Everyone knows who she is. I want to be a star, too.” says the Arte Suave fighter ahead of the bout with the “Pitbull”, the former UFC bantanweight champion.
The Sweden raised fighter outstruck Sijara Eubanks in Las Vegas in December at UFC Fight Night leading her way to a unanimous decision victory 29-28, 29-28, and 29-28. The Arte Suave fighter now has three straight wins in the UFC heading into 2021.
Pannie is no stranger to winning the coveted Fighter of the Year award, winning in 2013 and 2018.
Former Fighter of the Year award winners :
• 2019 : Lina Lansberg
• 2018 : Pannie Kianzad
• 2017 : Minna Grusander
• 2016 : Sunna Davidsdottir
• 2015 : Anna Elmose
• 2014 : Katja Kankaanpää
• 2013 : Pannie Kianzad
• 2012 : Katja Kankaanpää
• 2011 : Katja Kankaanpää
Check out a complete listing of all of MMAViking.com Nordic awards since 2011.