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Backstrom vs. Wilkinson At UFC Stockholm

Featherweight bout becomes the second fight added to the UFC Fight Night Stockholm card on October 4th.


Undefeated Swede Niklas Backstrom (8-0, 1NC) will meet Brit Mike Wilkinson (8-1) at UFC Fight Night Stockholm on October 4th.

Backstrom will be looking to build on his impressive debut at UFC Fight Night Berlin where despite being a late replacement for Thiago Tavares he earned a ‘Performance of the Night’ bonus for his submission win over Tom Niinimaki.

“I feel great about fighting at home in Sweden! The Swedish crowd is always amazing so it's always something special fighting here.” said Backstrom.

Featherweight Wilkinson will make his return to the Octagon after over a year on the sidelines and will no doubt be eager to put the disappointing defeat in his last outing against Rony Jason behind him.

"I've never been so exited for a fight," said Wilkinson. "This time off has made me more hungry and changed me as a person and a fighter. I'm ready for war!"

Backstrom, however will enjoy the home support come October 4th: “I know the Dublin event had a loud crowd but damn right the Swedish crowd will out do them!"

UFC Fight Night Stockholm will take place at the Globe Arena on October 4th, with tickets on sale in August. The whole event will be available to watch live on UFC FIGHT PASS.
Saturday, October 25
10PM/7PM
ETPT
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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