As the years pass more and more of the premiere prospects in Northern Europe will continue to be showcased in Fight Club Rush. The latest fight announcement merely underscores that notion as Sweden's Amir Malekpour (3-2) will face Denmark's Mack Promanee (4-3) in a bout that will surely shake up the Nordic flyweight rankings!
Malekpour holds impressive amateur FCR wins over the likes of Hoger Salih and Hamid Sadid, though it was his run in the 2018 IMMAF European Championships that truly put him on the map. Malekpour defeated the likes of Eemil Kurhela and Mici Saaristo to become the European champion.
Malekpour made his pro debut against veteran Martin Fouda, winning via unanimous decision. After that Malekpour faced criminally underrated Delshad Morad at FCR 5. The two battled back and forth in an exciting fight that was one of the best fights of the pre UFC Fight Pass FCR era. In the end, Malekpour ended up losing via second round submission.
Following that fight Malekpour faced another shockingly underrated fighter; the always game Ilaz Zabelaj. In yet another barn burner the two fought tooth and nail, dropping each other, until Malekpour secured a second round submission victory. Following that performance Malekpour would suffer another setback, getting knocked out by Alexander Lööf in a fight that the European MMA champ was winning on points.
In a do-or-die fight for Malekpours career he would face upstart Safi Husseini next - the fighter who still holds the record for the fastest knockout i FCR history. While the bout started off close Malekpour showed his prowess, taking over the fight, nearly finishing Husseini en route to a clear-cut decision win.
Promanee trains out of Arte Suave - one of the premiere MMA gyms in Northern Europe. He trains closely with UFC fighter Damir Hadzovic among others. The Dane spent much of his amateur career abroad, securing victories in the UK, many via his slick guillotine.
Promanee had his first two pro bouts in Cage Warriors, though it was against tough competition, and he would lose his first two fights as a professional.
The Danish prospect would secure his first victory Ramil Estemirov, winning via first round submission.
After defeating Norwegian Navi Shahi via first round submission, Promanee would face his toughest test to date: Oskar Jaskari - a former standout of the Swedish National MMA team. Promanee put on a brilliant performance, neutralising his opponent and winning a clear-cut unanimous decision.
Since then Promanee has gone on to tap out Frenchman Cooper Frachey via second round guillotine. He is most recently coming off a close decision loss to Englishman Jack Young.
Malekpour vs Promanee is a must-see bout between two of the best flyweights in Northern Europe and a bout that may very well produce a future title contender.