Makwan Amirkhani (10-2) is the latest Nordic fighter to be signed to the UFC, and the Finn will make his Octagon debut in front of 30,000 people on January 24th in Stockholm, Sweden.
MMAViking.com talks to “Mr. Finland” who is already in town and training at Allstars Training Center to get ready for the bout alongside others on the UFC on Fox 14 card, including Alexander Gustafsson.
“My mom didn’t realize how big this was, when I came home screaming” says Amirkhani about getting the exciting news that he got a much coveted spot in the UFC. “I have trained 21 years” says the FinnFighters trained fighter that was confident his time would eventually come.
Andy Ogle (9-5) will welcome the wrestling national champion at the Tele2 Arena. “I can win over this guy no problem” says Amirkhani after briefly watching tape on his UK opponent. Check out the full interview below.