Video : Niklas Bäckström Expects Finish via Beast Mode

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Just a day before his 25th birthday, Niklas Bäckström took center stage at the UFC Fight Night Stockholm press conference. “It feels strange. I’ve been a fan of the sport for too long, it feels weird,” said the Swede when asked what he felt of his sudden rise to fame. The Allstars Training Center fighter will face a tough opponent in Mike Wilkinson on October 4th, but feels confident will finish the fight in the first round. “Whatever opportunity that presents itself when I’m in that state of mind (beast mode), that I will go for.” See highlights from Bäckström at the press conference below.