Home news Chris Fishgold will fight Makwan Amirkhani at Stockholm's UCFC on June 1st

Chris Fishgold will fight Makwan Amirkhani at Stockholm's UCFC on June 1st

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Fishgold won his first UFC meeting in Prague at the start of this year and will return to the Octagon in June

Next time we will see the UFC in Europe will be in Stockholm, Sweden, on June 1 with a major main event between former light heavyweight contenders Alexander Gustafsson and Anthony Smith.

In addition, talkSPORT can announce exclusively that Liverpool's Fish Fishman will deal with Makwan "Mr. Finland" Amirkhani in a featherweight match.

Fishgold on the offensive in the UFC

Fishgold on the offensive in the UFC

With the likes of Molly McCann and Darren Till presenting the recent UFC cards, Liverpool has a strong presence in the best Mixed Martial Art promotion right now.

Fishgold, 26, moved to 18-2 with his first win at UFC last time in Prague on Daniel Teymur.

"I'm still smiling, I feel extremely confident after that victory. I analyzed the fight and saw some things I need to work on," said Fishgold. "You'll see a completely different beast in the Octagon of the UFC Stockholm."

On his opponent in Stockholm, Fishgold knows how dangerous it can be, but he's working hard to win emphatically.

Makwan "Mr. Finland" Amirkhani made a name for the big KOs

"I saw Andy Ogle killed in eight seconds! He is a grinder and his struggles often go to the decision. He is a good striker and fighter, a well-rounded fighter.

"This boy has never been finished, but I'm telling you, I'll stop him," Fishgold promised. "He is much harder and more experienced than Daniel Teymur, so it will be a challenge."

If everything goes according to plan and Fishgold wins, going up the ladder in UFC is the only goal of 145 pounds.

"My next fight must be someone who will push me through the ranks. I want to progress, if you're not pushing for the title, you're in the wrong promotion.

"I want to get two or three more fights before the end of the year, be it light or light, I'll be ready for the last minute touch-ups. Four fights this year would be a great result for me."

As for Stockholm, the former fighter Cage Warriors wants to give the city and his fans something to remember when he clashes with Amirkhani, who is 14-3 and 5-1 in the UFC.

Chris Fishgold during his time as Cage Warriors featherweight champion

Chris Fishgold during his time as Cage Warriors featherweight champion

"I've never been to Stockholm, I heard it's a great place. I guess it's very beautiful. I'm trying to visit the city and meet Swedish fans. I'm here because of my fans, I have to make them an electrifying show ".

Check out the in-depth talkSPORT you had with Fishgold last month here.

Tickets for UFC FIGHT NIGHT®: GUSTAFSSON vs SMITH go on general sale Friday 5 April a 10:00 CET, via AXS

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