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TRAINING: A typical training day consists of two training sessions. The first workout starts at 09.00 in the morning and then I have one training session in the evening. During the week I train fitness, sprints, boxing, techniques, grappling and sparring.
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.
Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? No
What was your job before you started fighting? I still have part-time work as a mechanic to get my finances together.
Specific accomplishments in amateur competition? Amateur record 5-0
Favorite grappling technique: Rear naked choke
Favorite striking technique: Left hook