Makwan Amirkhani (13-2) will face Arnold Allen (11-1) at UFC Fight Night London this Saturday night at the O2 Arena, and Mr. Finland sees this as the opportunity that will allow him to bring the Octagon home. ‘This is the Fight to Bring UFC to Finland’ says Makwan to MMAViking.com during media day in London.
“It depends on this fight. If it is a nice win… the UFC already knows it is time to come to Helsinki.” continues the Finn about bringing the Octagon to his home country.
Amirkhani has not been in action inside the Octagon since securing his third UFC victory in a row against Mike Wilkinson back in February 2016 also in London. Mr. Finland has spent time both in Finland and at SBG Ireland to get ready for the bout. He feels this time off has enabled him to develop his skills.
Allen is out of BKK Fighters is a one of Europe’s top prospects and like Amirkhani is undefeated in the UFC. The 23 year old recently defeated Yaotzin Meza via unanimous decision in the same event where Amirkhani’s latest bout took place.
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