The UFC announced that featherweights Niklas Backstrom (8-0 MMA, 1-0 UFC) and Mike Wilkinson (8-1 MMA, 1-1 UFC) will meet at UFC Fight Night 53.
Niklas Backstorm (8-0) has four knockouts, 2 submissions and 2 decision wins in his MMA career. This will be his UFC debut, he has won his last three by TKO, he is on a six fight winning streak.
The event takes place at Oct. 4 at Ericsson Globe in the Swedish capital. The event is expected to stream on UFC Fight Pass.
Here is how the rest of the card looks like:
Nico Musoke vs. Amir Sadollah
Niklas Backstrom vs. Mike Wilkinson
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