ACB Malmö show cancelled due to ‘financial problems’

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Today, it became official that ACB Sweden will not go ahead as planned. The event was set to be the promotions debut show in Sweden and was to take place in Malmö on August 25th.

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Reza Madadi (14-6) was set to face ACB featherweight champ Yusup Raisov (13-1) at the Malmö Arena

This is not the sole card the promotion cancelled, cards in London, Cyprus and Kazan have all also been called off. London was the first sign something wasn’t up and then along came news of the other events being cancelled.

The official statement posted on their Instagram account read:

“Three events, Cyprus, Kazan and Sweden, were cancelled this year due to organizational and financial problems. In Sha Allah, the league will continue it’s activities from September. In 2018 there will be two events: in Krasnodar and in Moscow. In this time the league will go through restructuring process to work more efficiently from a financial standpoint. The league is already working on a 2019 plan and schedule, which will be revealed in the near future.”

✅Официальный анонс лиги ACB относительно дальнейших турниров. Три ивента, а именно Кипр, Казань и Швеция отменены из-за организационных и финансовых трудностей. Ин Ша Аллах1 вопреки многочисленным слухам лига продолжит свою работу с сентября месяца. В 2018 году состоятся турниры в Краснодаре и в Москве. За это время будет проведена реструктуризация, которая позволит лиге работать гораздо эффективнее с финансовой точки зрения. Уже сейчас начинается планирование работы на 2019 год, более подробно о планах лиги мы сообщим в ближайшее время. Все средства за купленные билеты на отменённые турниры автоматически вернутся в полном объеме до конца сегодняшнего дня. Друзья, не верьте разным глупым слухам, появились временные трудности, которые сделали нас сильнее и мудрее! Без трудностей не бывает прогресса! #ACBforlife ____________ ✅Official statement from ACB about future events. Three events, Cyprus, Kazan and Sweden, were cancelled this year due to organizational and financial problems. In Sha Allah, the league will continue it's activities from September. In 2018 there will be two events: in Krasnodar and in Moscow. In this time the league will go through restructuring process to work more efficiently from a financial standpoint. The league is already working on a 2019 plan and schedule, which will be revealed in the near future. All the money from ticket sales for the cancelled events will be returned in full to the people who bought tickets for the cancelled shows. Dear friends, don't believe the gossips. The league has had some difficulties, which will only make us stronger and wiser! There's no progress without challenges! #acbmma #acb

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7 Nordic fighters were set to grace the card in Sweden that was to be headlined by a title fight. There has been no word of these bouts being moved to another event yet.

The Nordic fighters who were scheduled to be on the card were, Reza Madadi, Martin Akhtar, Jonas Magard, Sirwan Kakai, Joachim Christensen, Jonathan Svensson and Frantz Slioa.