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Baysangur Makaev and Waltteri Hakkinen to fight in massive collision of Nordic prospects

So far there has been no shortage of top-notch fights set for Fight Club Rush 20 and now another mega match up is official: Baysangur Makaev (4-1) of Sweden will face off will Finland's Waltteri Hakkinen (4-0)!

FCR 20 goes down at ABB Arena in Västerås on June first and will see the biggest fight card in FCR history.

Makaev is originally a product of Allstars Training Center, making it there from Chechnya in pursuit of greatness as he was inspired by the likes of Khamzat Chimaev. Though he had a rough start to his pro career Makaev has since remained perfect inside the cage.

Thus far he has lined up three straight wins in FCR; a brutal TKO win over Pawel Szumlas, a dominant decision win over Grzegorz Szozda and then a decision in outside of FCR.

In his most recent fight, a heated match up with friend turned rival Erik Wahrolén, in what was billed as "The People's Main Event" at FCR 19. Makaev displayed fantastic striking, earning a second round TKO win.

Since tapping out Finnish veteran Hama Dara in his pro debut Hakkinen has not yet tasted defeat as a pro.

So far Hakkinen has stayed in the win column for three straight FCR fights. First Hakkinen TKO'd Makaevs team mate Djaba Murtazaliev, then he tapped out top prospect Martin Corney in the first round.

In his latest outing Hakkinen faced off with fan favourite Raymond Johansson at FCR 19. The two engaged in a hectic, bloody battle over the coarse of three rounds, eventually getting the unanimous decision win.

This is a massive Nordic derby between two of the regions best featherweights and the winner will surely not be far off from a title shot.


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