Finn Makwan Amirkhani will make his debut in Sweden on January 24th at the Tele2 Arena. The FinnFighters Gym fighter out of Turku will enter the Octagon at 10 wins and 2 losses and take on five time UFC veteran Englishman Andy Ogle.
The Finish featherweight has won 8 of his past 9 bouts, most recently winning a unanimous decision over Yohan Guerin at Cage 26 in April. Before this bout, he dropped a unanimous decision to Adam Ward at Cage 24 in November of 2013.
MMAViking.com’s 2012 ‘Showman of the Year‘ always puts on a show outside the cage, and his grappling ability has helped him with an array of fight finishing submissions inside. 8 of his 10 wins have come by submission, including 2 brabo chokes, 2 triangles, 2 rear-naked chokes, a guillotine, and a heel hook.
Ogle is no stranger to the Octagon, but has had limited success. In his five UFC bouts he has lost four of them, and is currently on a three fight losing streak. The Team Kaobon fighter most recently lost to Maximo Blanco in May on the UFC Fight Night – Munoz vs Mousasi card.
Amirkhani becomes the first Finn to fight at a UFC in Sweden, and only the fifth from Finland to compete in the Octagon. The bout will be on the prelim card, which will start at 23:00 Stockholm / 24:00 Helsinki time.
The UFC on Fox 14 card headlines by Alexander Gustafsson and Anthony Johnson is almost full. See the current fight card here.
Alexander Gustafsson vs Anthony Johnson
Dan Henderson vs Gegard Mousasi
Ryan Bader vs Phil Davis
Nico Musoke vs Albert Tumenov
Akira Corassani vs Sam Sicilia
Sultan Aliev vs Kenny Robertson
Nikita Krylov vs Stanislav Nedkov
Konstantin Erokhin vs Viktor Pesta
Yan Cabral vs Mairbek Taisumov
Mirsad Bektic vs Alan Omer
Makwan Amirkhani vs Andy Ogle