Milana Dudieva vs Pannie Kianzad Announced For ProFC 50Russian standout Milana Dudieva looks to rebound from her first loss in four years when she faces Swedish prospect Pannie “Banzai” Kianzad at ProFC 50. The event takes place on August 25th in Rostov-on-Don, Russia, and the 140-pound catchweight bout was officially added to the card today.

Dudieva’s impressive eight-fight winning streak was halted by recent UFC signee Jéssica “Bate Estaca” Andrade at ProFC 47 in April. She had not lost a fight since her professional debut in February 2009. Kianzad remains unbeaten in her career and she is coming off of back-to-back TKO wins.

Dudieva (8-2-0) began her career for the short-lived fightFORCE promotion and succumbed to first-round punches from countrywoman Julia Berezikova. She has since competed exclusively for ProFC and has finished all but two of her opponents in the opening round. Dudieva’s most notable wins came against UFC fighter Sheila “The German Tank” Gaff and Invicta FC veteran Danielle “The Honey Badger” West. Her most recent fight ended in a disappointing loss to Andrade, who dominated Dudieva on the mat en route to a second-round submission win.

Kianzad (3-0-0) fought three times in 2012 and emerged victorious in each bout. After winning her pro debut in April, Kianzad returned to action on December 1st and stopped Cheryl Flynn in the first round. Four weeks later, Kianzad scored another stoppage win when she finished fellow Swede Lina Akhtar Lansberg in round three of their Trophy MMA bout. She now looks to keep her undefeated record intact and follow in Andrade’s footsteps by upsetting Dudieva in their featured matchup next month.

ProFC 50 takes place on August 25th at Sport Palace in Rostov-on-Don, Russia.



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