Fight Club Rush (FCR) will move forward with the first even in the Nordics as the Swedish promotion has announced Fight Club Rush 7 on July 4th in Västerås, Sweden.
“We will have around 4 professional fights and 10 amateur fights. Not the biggest names, but the up and coming fighters and top amateurs in Sweden.” says Zlatko Ostrogonac from FCR. “We saw the opportunity, and we are doing for MMA so fighters can have an event and make sure they can stay active and not go 1-2 years without a fight”
“We are doing it for the fans. We will not earn lots of money from this.”
Fight Club Rush 6 went down on February 29th before the coronavirus pandemic and changes in the law to organize groups of over 50 people in Sweden. This event has been sanctioned by the SMMAF and will proceed without fans in the building and only be available on pay-per-view only.
“Swedish MMA events are not used to watching PPV, but they have to pay because there are no fans. I think it’s good. I know it is not in our culture to pay to watch fights, but I think MMA can become bigger in Scandinavia if we start paying.”
“Decreased purses and budget but a chance to work the record and a goal for the cause of fighting made so we try to make it possible.” says Jörgen Hamberg the head coach at MMA Västerås Fightclub and organizer.
The promotion was founded in 2017 and held its first event Fight Club Rush 1 in September of 2017.