Ultimate Fighting Championship
On September 30, 2011 Siyar announced he had signed with the UFC. He was expected to face Erick Silva on January 14, 2012 at UFC 142. However, Bahadurzada pulled out of the bout with an injury and was replaced by Carlo Prater.
Bahadurzada fought Paulo Thiago on April 14, 2012 at UFC Sweden and won by KO at 42 seconds of the first round, earning him Knockout of the Night honors.
Bahadurzada was expected to face Thiago Alves on July 21, 2012 at UFC 149, replacing an injured Yoshihiro Akiyama. However, on June 1, Alves pulled out of the bout citing an injury and was replaced by Chris Clements. Bahadurzada then himself had to withdrawal from the fight due to a hand injury, and was replaced with Matthew Riddle.
Bahadurzada faced Dong Hyun Kim on March 3, 2013 at UFC on Fuel TV 8. He lost a decision after he was unable to stop the grappling offense of Kim for three rounds.
Bahadurzada is expected to face Robbie Lawler on July 27, 2013 at UFC on Fox 8, replacing an injured Tarec Saffiedine.
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