The Blackzilians have just added another stud to their stable. UFC up-and-comer Siyar Bahadurzada (Pictured) will be taking his talents to South Beach. Actually, just down the way from there to Imperial Athletics in Boca Raton, Florida.
“I’m so excited to be in South Florida with Team JACO and to train with the Blackzilians on a daily basis,” said Bahadurzada. “If you think of a MMA dream team you would think American wrestlers, Brazilian grapplers and Dutch strikers in one team, and the Blackzilians here in South Florida offer this kind of sparring partners.”
Bahadurzada owns an impressive 21-4-1 professional record and made quite the splash in his big league debut by putting Paulo Thiago to sleep in merely 42 seconds at “UFC on FUEL TV 2.”
The 28-year-old will be riding a seven-fight winning streak into his UFC 149 shootout against Chris Clements.
“The Great” joins the likes of Alistair Overeem, Rashad Evans, Tyrone Spong, Jorge Santiago, Gesias Calvacante, Melvin Guillard and others as members of the blossoming Blackzilian squad.
Like Overeem, Bahadurzada used to be managed by Golden Glory prior to transitioning to Authentic Sports Management. GG is currently suing Overeem for breach of contract. When 5thRound.com contacted ASM to inquire about Bahadurzada’s status with GG, they declined to comment and stated their newest client is strictly focusing on the future.