Dane Mads Burnell Signed to UFC

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Mads Burnell (8-1) is the latest Nordic fighter to be signed to the UFC. The news was reported by Arte Suave coach Nikolai Koubti on Facebook today.

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The 23 year old BJJ black belt Burnell had his most impressive win over a 3rd degree BJJ black belt out of CM Systems in his last bout. The featherweight submitted Brazilian Fernando Duarte (20-4) at SOMMA 2 in November to capture their featherweight world title belt.

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Burnell turned pro back in 2013 and won his first 5 bouts, before getting stopped by Estonian Ott Tonissaar at Octagon Athletes 2 in 2015.

“MY LONG TERM GOAL IS TO GO DOWN IN HISTORY AS ONE OF THE GREATS, AND BE REMEMBERED AS ONE OF THE MOST VERSATILE FIGHTERS EVER.”

He built a buzz around himself by being awarded one of fastest Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belts ever.

No event or opponent has been revealed, however an upcoming European destination is the best bet. Stay tuned.

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