The flyweight division in Sweden is better than ever and now two of the nations best; Amir Malekpour (4-2) and Renato Vidovic (4-1), will duke it out in hopes of securing the first ever Fight Club Rush flyweight title.
The title bout will be one of the main card bouts set for FCR 16 which goes down on June third at Västerås Arena.
Malekpour is a former European Amateur MMA Champion and holds impressive wins against the likes of Eemil Kurhela and Hamid Sadid. He made his pro debut against veteran Martin Fouda in April 2019, winning a unanimous decision.
Since then Malkepour has competed exclusively in FCR. He lost his debut against the criminally underrated Delshad Moraad, losing via submission in one of the wildest and most entertaining fights in FCR history.
Following that loss Malekpour has gone on to win three out of his four fights in FCR, with the lone loss coming against undefeated phenom Alexander Lööf. Aside from that defeat Malekpour holds a submission win over Ilaz Zabelaj, a decision win over Safi Husseini and most recently a brutal TKO win over Denmark's best flyweight Mack Promanée at FCR 15.
Gothenburgs Vidovic is a four-time Swedish Amateur MMA champion and two-time European Champion. He made his pro debut against Finnish star Tuomas Grönvall in February 2019 and ended up losing via submission.
Vidovic returned to the win column in his following bout which was also his FCR-debut, finishing Eli Elias via first round TKO.
Vidovic has stayed in the win column since, scoring a variety of victories over solid competition (much like Malekpour). First Vidovic submitted former FCR fighter Jakob Valegren, scored a decision win over Rohulla Yousofi (who competes at FCR 16) and most recently TKO'd Binh Son Le.
No flyweights could be more deserving of competing for the inaugural FCR flyweight title - though a title contender will surely appear sooner rather than later.