- Amir Sadollah
height=5 ft. 11 in.
birthdate=birth date and age|year=1980|month=8|day=27
Las Vegas, Nevada
Brooklyn, New York
Sambo, Muay Thai
Amir Sadollah was born in Brooklyn, New York but raised in
Richmond, Virginiaand is of Iranian and Irish descent. Following his graduation from J.R. Tucker High School he attended J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College. Amir began mixed martial arts as a way to stay in shape. He began to take the sport more seriously after working as a surgical technologist at VCU Healthsystemsand seeing similarities in the personalities of surgeons and fighters.
Sadollah's amateur record of 4-0 included a decision win, a knockout and two submissions. [ [http://www.mmawiz.com/fighters/21055:Amir_Sadollah MMA WIZ Database] ] [ [http://fcfighter.brinkster.net/fighter.asp?FighterID=251912 Full Contact Fighter Database] ] Sadollah was one of the 52 successful candidates out of 250 applicants at the October, 2007,
International Fight Leaguedraft in Chicago.cite web| url=http://mmajunkie.com/news/3621/amir-sadollah-likely-chosen-for-the-ultimate-fighter-7.mma |title= Amir Sadollah Likely Chosen for "The Ultimate Fighter 7" |first=Dann |last=Stupp |date=2008-01-28 |accessdate=2008-06-24] He impressed Dana Whiteand producers enough to earn a trip to Las Vegas, Nevadato compete on The Ultimate Fighter. Amir went on to win the tournament and the title of the Ultimate Fighter. He is currently a member of Xtreme Couturetogether with friend and coach Forrest Griffin.
The Ultimate Fighter
Amir Sadollah came on to the show with no professional record in MMA. Sadollah showed that he was tough enough to be on the show after defeating Steve Byrnes by armlock. Amir got his spot in the house because of the win and became the second pick for Team Forrest. In the seventh episode, Amir went up against skilled wrestler
Gerald Harrisand won the fight by TKO in the second round. Amir went on to fight "The Immortal" Matt Brown in the quarterfinals. He defeated Brown by Triangle Choke in Round 2. Amir then moved onto the semi-finals where he was to face C.B. Dollaway. In the third round, Sadollah put Dollaway in an armbar and Dollaway immediately tapped. This meant that Amir would fight in the finale for a shot at becoming the next Ultimate Fighter. Sadollah's original opponent for the finale was Jesse Taylor. However, Taylor was removed from the finale due to improper behavior in the days after the show finished taping. C.B. Dollawaydefeated Tim Credeurin a match to decide who would replace Taylor in the finale and fight Amir.
On the season finale of , Amir earned a victory over C.B. Dollaway with another armbar in the first round, securing his title of The Ultimate Fighter and providing him with a six-figure UFC contract.Amir's second UFC fight is likely to be Nick Catone at
UFC 91[cite web |url=http://fiveouncesofpain.com/2008/09/04/5-oz-exclusive-nick-catone-expected-to-fight-amir-sadollah-at-ufc-91/ |first=Sam |last=Caplan |title=5 Oz. Exclusive: Nick Catone expected to fight Amir Sadollah at UFC 91 in Las Vegas |date=2008-08-04 |accessdate=2008-08-18] .
Mixed martial arts record
* [http://amir.suckerpunchent.com/ Official website]
* [http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendid=27725946 MySpace page]
* [http://www.sherdog.com/fightfinder/fightfinder.asp?FighterID=34071 Professional MMA Record] from Sherdog.com
* [http://www.ufc.com/index.cfm?fa=TUF.Sadollah_tufTRvsTF TUF 7 Profile] at UFC.com
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