Randa Markos - From Iraq to UFC

Randa Markos - From Iraq to UFC

My name is Randa Markos, and I am a professional mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter. I would like to start off by telling you all a little about myself. I am currently ranked sixth in the world in the UFC straw weight (115 lb) weight class. I was born in Baghdad, Iraq in 1985. Because of the war between Iraq and Iran, my family (my parents, sister and brother) and I decided to leave the country. My father was a soldier and knew that if he stayed, he would be killed. After a long journey as refugees in Turkey, we received our visa to come live in Canada. Although it was very hard for my family to adjust to a completely different life, living in Canada gave me and my family opportunities that we would have never received in the Middle East.
April 20, 2016 by Randa Markos