After joining the UFC in 2019, Alen Amedovski was undefeated in his eight professional MMA fights, going a perfect 8-0 record. However, Amedovski struggled in his new organization, not beating any of his UFC opponents. He has lost three fights in a row since his arrival.
The North Macedonian lost his first fight against Krzysztof Jotko at UFC on ESPN+ 7: Overeem vs. Oleinik. He continued his losing streak against John Phillips and Joseph Holmes. The 34-year-old competed in Bellator and won two fights in the organization before joining the UFC. Amedovski managed to beat Will Fleury and Ibrahim Mané fighting under the Bellator banner.
Alen Amedovski is set to face Joseph Pyfer this weekend at UFC Fight Night: Sandhagen vs. Song. Pyfer has fought twice on Dana White’s Contender Series and will make his official UFC debut this weekend against Amedovski.
The North Macedonian surely risks losing his contract with the UFC if he fails to beat “Bodybagz” at UFC Fight Night: Sandhagen vs Song. Few unranked fighters can survive losing four fights in a row, with the regular UFC cutoff being three straight losses.
Watch Amedovski talk about the upcoming fight here:
The 34-year-old is seemingly confident he can win despite his current UFC form. Joseph Pyfer will be making his first official walk to the octagon, so Amedovski apparently had a winning fight this weekend with the pressure of his UFC contract being very real.
When did Alen Amedovski make his professional MMA debut and who did he beat?
As mentioned, Alen Amedovski had a perfect career before joining the UFC, making his professional debut in 2012. The 34-year-old competed in Federazione Italiana Kickboxing and faced Simone Tosatto, who had a professional record of 0- 5 in MMA at the time. .
Amedovski, of course, beat Tosatto, finishing the journeyman via TKO in the very first round of the North Macedonian’s first fight. After winning the 2012 fight, the 34-year-old went undefeated until 2019 but suffered his first loss after transitioning to the UFC.
Alen Amedovski trains in Italy, so many of his early fights were in and around the country. However, the 34-year-old was born in North Macedonia and has proudly represented the nation in their fights.