|From:||Örnäset, Lulea Sweden|
|Fights Out Of:||Stockholm Sweden|
|Height:||6' 0" ( 182 cm )|
|Weight:||145 lb ( 65 kg )|
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TRAINING: Hard work, 2 times a day
When and why did you start training for fighting? I started when I was 10 at home against my brother after watching video tapes of the UFC, but I started taking classes when I was 15.
What ranks and titles have you held? Swedish champion in submission wrestling
Do you have any heroes? Wanderlei Silva
What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? It means a lot. I want to become the best, therefore I need to fight the best.
Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? No, just did high school.
What was your job before you started fighting? I worked in a mental institute for criminally insane people.
Favorite grappling technique: Rear naked choke
Favorite striking technique: Punch someone straight in the face :)
- Pro since 2009
- Four wins by KO, two by submission
- Three first round finishes
- Three of last four wins by KO