Norwegian Gard Olve Sagen (1-0) and Swede Rostem Akman (0-0) are matched up at Superior Challenge 15 going down April 1 in Stockholm. The exciting matchup of two young prospects that have already proven themselves at the amateur ranks was announced by the promotion today.
Akman has established himself as a top prospect after winning a bronze at the 2016 IMMAF World Championships. The middleweight is coming off his second IMMAF Euro Open win, and now looking to take another step forward. “I am now aiming at a professional career and my ambition is to become the best in the UFC.” said the fighter to MMAViking.com about his plan to climb the ranks.
Sagen won by guillotine choke to secure a third round submission over Michael Larsen at MMA Galla 1, last September in his pro debut. The MMA Trondheim fighter also represented Norway at the 2014 IMMAF World Championships, where he won silver.
“I’m incredibly happy that we can give future stars a safe platform to compete at, debuting at, and build their careers. I have great expectations of this fight and it feels like it will be a tough matchup.” – Babak Ashti, Superior Group International
The fight will be at a 79 KG catchweight.