“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!"