Iran’s Aliakbari Beats American Shelton Graves at ACA 93 - St. Petersburg (+Video)
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Former Greco-Roman wrestler Amir Aliakbari from Iran defeated Shelton Graves from USA at the ACA 93 - St. Petersburg on Saturday.
Aliakbari is a very accomplished Greco-Roman Olympic wrestler, and he’s transitioned well to MMA.
He can use his strength to suplex his opponents repeatedly, and he has good pressure on top with solid ground-and-pound.
Sometimes he does so much with his wrestling that he runs out of energy by the end of the fight, but if he learns to be more conservative or ups his cardio, he will be a huge threat.
“My future plans in this sport is to be the next ACA Heavyweight champ and be the best Heavyweight Fighter in the world holding the No. 1 rank. I want to be the Fighter that no one wants to fight with and when they hear my name I bring the fear in everyone’s heart,” Aliakbari said.