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Thoughts on opponent, Santiago Ponzinibbio? It is going to be a tough and hard fight. I think Santiago is a great all-round fighter and he will be a good opponent for me.
TRAINING: I have prepared well for this fight. Every day is almost the same - I have one training session in the morning and one in the evening.
When and why did you start training for fighting? I started with Greco-Roman wrestling when I was a little guy. I wrestled for many years, so I wanted to try something new and found MMA and I got hooked.
What ranks and titles have you held? I am ranked as one of the top fighters in Sweden. I have no specific titles in MMA. I have a gold medal in the Swedish wrestling championships.
Do you have any heroes? My dad, who always supported me when I was growing up.
What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? It has always been my goal to become a UFC fighter so it’s an indescribable feeling to finally be here. I am proud to fight in the UFC.