The welterweight division is unquestionably one of the strongest in Fight Club Rush and the latest fight announcement is a testament to that notion. Christian "Lången" Stigenberg (5-2) and Moe "Slim Boy" Ahmadi (5-5) are now ready to do battle!
The welterweight contest will take place at FCR 19 at Quality Hotel Friends in Stockholm, February 24th.
A 2019 Swedish champion, Stigenberg holds amateur wins over the likes of Janus Olsen and John Oldenqvist which have aged very well.
"Lången" would make his pro debut at FCR 8 - the first Nordic MMA event to be broadcast on UFC Fight Pass - knocking out Alexander Lindgren in the first round. He would win his subsequent fight outside of FCR against Christopher Bajo via decision.
After that, Stigenberg had a huge win over Theodor Berggren sandwiched between two close and controversial losses to top competition - including a PFL Europe qualifying bout with Chris Mixan in which all the commentators felt that the Swede deserved the judges nod.
Currently Stigenberg holds a two fight winning streak, both in FCR, finishing Simon Seiler and most recently Toni Lampinen via TKO.
Ahmadi is a beloved fan favourite, known for his charming personality and fun walk ins. He backs all of that up with a 100% finishing rate and some of the slickest submissions in the division.
After losing his first two pro fights Ahmadi would headline FCR 7 - the first Swedish MMA event since the start of the pandemic - submitting Elvin Hoxha in the second round.
Mixed results would follow for Ahmadi after his main event stint but at FCR 13 Ahmadi returned to form, submitting Muay Thai champ Abdallah Habib in the very first round and followed it up by tapping out Danish prospect Rick Gangia.
Ahmadi would lose his following bout with Finnish veteran Patrik Pietilä via TKO, though he suffered a foot injury in the first round.
In his latest outing Ahmadi jumped in to face Swedish MMA champ Daniel Karlsson on short notice, winning via first round submission.
Both Stigenberg and Ahmadi are mainstays in FCR with four victories in the promotion each. A fifth FCR win could set the winner up for a massive fight next.