Mixed Martial Arts fighter who is known for competing in the Lightweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship. He is also known for his behind the scenes photos and modeling shots that he shares with his over 80,000 Instagram followers.
He first began wrestling at the age of 15. In 2011, he became the Superior Challenge Lightweight Champion in 2011. In November of 2011, he was signed to the UFC. He went on to make his UFC debut in April of 2012.
He has received several awards and won several championships for his fighting including the Ultimate Fighting Championship Submission of the Night against fighter Michael Johnson. He also won the 2016 Comeback Fighter of the Year award at the Nordic MMA Awards.
He was born and raised in Tehran, Iran.