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Shane Carwin meets Amir Aliakbari in RIZIN tourney quarterfinals
The former UFC interim heavyweight champion, who recently announced he's coming out of a five-year retirement, will meet Iran's Amir Aliakbari, a fellow heavyweight, in the quarterfinal round of the RIZIN World Grand Prix open weight tournament on Dec. 29 in Saitama, Japan.
Amir Aliakbari is the first world class Iranian wrestler to pursue an MMA career, In 2014 he signed an agreement with top notch MMA management company, Paradigm MMA Management, based in USA, At the same time, he signed on to train under UFC star Mike Swick of AKA Thailand in Phuket, Thailand also training alongside UFC fighters Mark Hunt & Soa Palelei.