Frontline Academy’s Andreas Lagaard (0-1) will make his return to the cage after his unsuccessful pro debut. The Norwegian big man will face French fighter Aboubacar Bathily (2-2) at Sparta Fight Series 2 on October 6. “He has 4 fights, all to decision so a tough opponent” comments Lagaard to MMA Viking about the new matchup going down in Eastbourne, East Sussex.


Lagaard represented Norway at IMMAF World Championships back in 2014.  In his pro debut, he lost at Ultimate Warrior Challenge (UWC) in England to veteran Darren Towler (10-8) in the first round.

“Yeah, don’t stand still and try and counter. Movement and being proactive.” says Andreas about what he learned from his first fight and what it will take to get things done against the striker Bathily.

October 6 is a big day for MMA as the biggest match in UFC history will go down as Conor McGregor will make his UFC return versus Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 229. “Me and Abou could probably eat their weight at a buffet” jokes the Norwegian about taking attention away from the UFC title bout.