Siyar Bahadurzada Biography
Siyar Bahadurzada born April 17, 1984 is an Afghan mixed martial artist and reigning Light-Heavyweight Shooto Champion currently fighting at Middleweight. His MMA nickname is "Siyar The Great".
Bahadurzada was born in Kabul, Afghanistan on April 17, 1984. He credits his fighting sense and ability to the war torn and dangerous environment he grew up in. After 15 years his family moved to the Netherlands in 1999. Bahadurzada trains under the Golden Glory association based in the Netherlands.
A veteran of the Shooto Holland organization, he is the 2008,2009,2010 Shooto light heavyweight world champion. Bahadurzada recently made the transition to Japanese MMA by fighting for World Victory Road on their Sengoku events. He advanced to the semi-finals of their Middleweight tournament but lost to Jorge Santiago. His most recent fights have been under the Sengoku promotion in Japan.
On August 27, 2009 Siyar successfully defended his Light-Heavyweight crown in his latest fight against Leandro Silva in Shooto Brasil 13 by way of TKO (Punches) in the first round.
Siyar recently signed a 4-fight contract with Strikeforce.