Headliner Niklas Bäckström will now have company traveling with him from Sweden as fellow Allstars Training Center fighter Mohammad Babadivand will make the trip down to Essex, England to fight on debuting Europa MMA promotion. Officials from the organization have revealed the bout’s plan to MMAViking.com.
Babadivand was a familiar face on the local MMA scene from 2008 – 2010. The 3-0-1 fighter last fought at Vision FC 1 in August of 2010, where he won a unanimous decision over Laimonas Stancikas.
He will face France’s Peter Ligier who has an undefeated record of two wins and 0 losses. Ligier chalked up both his wins in 2013, and last stopped Yoann Lecam at 100% Fight 15 – Grand Prix Finals with a submission in the first round.
The card takes place on the 22nd of March. Bäckström will face top German Max Coga (8-1) in the main event, while the co-main will feature former UFC fighter Andre Winner, who will take on Jeremy Petley.