Amir Ali Sadollah was born August 27, 1980 and is an Iranian-American professional mixed martial artist. Sadollah was born in Brooklyn, New York but raised in Richmond, Virginia to an Iranianfather and an Irish-American mother. Amir began mixed martial arts as a way to stay in shape. He began to take the sport more seriously after working as a surgical technologist at VCU Healthsystems and seeing similarities in the personalities of surgeons and fighters.
He has several national and international honors in martial arts and holds a black belt in Sambo under Rick McCoy, founder of MMA Institute and a purple belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu under Diffley.