Some match ups are so good that they're well worth re-booking even after more than one cancellation. Such is the case with the latest fight announced for Fight Club Rush 16 as exciting flyweights Zoran Milic (3-1) and Rohulla Yousofi (2-2) are now set to battle it out on the main card!
FCR 16 goes down at Västerås Arena on Saturday June third and will, per usual, be broadcast on UFC Fight Pass as well as fcrmma.com for the preliminary card.
Even before making his pro debut Milic has been must-see TV, as was evidenced by his fantastic amateur battle with Fadi Asfar.
Milic made his pro debut at FCR 8 against Finnish standout Hannan Housmand, escaping a dicey armbar en route to a second round TKO win. Following that Milic fought three unforgettable rounds with Jonny Touma at FCR in what many see as the best Swedish MMA bout ever. Milic may have lost a split decision, but everyone left the arena as a winner.
Since then Milic has lined up two straight, emphatic wins, delivering his trademark excitement and intensity, most recently over Gerard Burns. Unfortunately Milic has been somewhat injury prone and was forced to nurse a knee injury, missing out on the most recent FCR events.
Yousofi is a surprisingly well-credentialed fighter who flew under the radar early in his MMA career, but has since become a force to be reckoned with at Scandinavian flyweight.
Yousofi is a two-time Afghan boxing champion and three-time silver medalist in the Swedish boxing championships. He made his pro debut against the above mentioned Asfar in the co-main event at FCR 7, losing via first round submission. Following that he also lost a decision in a strong performance against top-ranked Swedish flyweight ace Renato Vidovic.
The tide has turned, however, for the Afghan-Swedish boxer from MACC. First he traveled to Finland where he finished Qudrat Dargai via first round TKO. In his most recent outing he faced veteran Anton Larsson at FCR 14, winning via second round knockout in a thrilling performance.
Whichever one of these two crowd friendly flyweights emerges victorious he wont be far away from a future shot at the FCR flyweight title.