The fight card for Fight Club Rush 13 is starting to take shape and so far the lineup is only getting better and better!
It has now been announced that FCR favourites Jonny Touma (4-1) and Zoran Milic (3-1) will meet again in a rematch of their 2021 "Fight of the Year"! This time, however, the stakes are higher as the inaugural FCR flyweight title is on the line!
At FCR 9 both fighters lost their opponents and would end up battling it out against each other for three, hard-fought, close, violent rounds, with Touma ultimate earning a win via split decision.
Both fighters have represented the Swedish national team in amateur MMA as well as scoring impressive wins on the Swedish amateur scene.
KRAFT Kampsports Touma became Swedish champion in amateur MMA in early 2021 and went pro not long after that, defeating Moheb Azizi via unanimous decision. Following his first pro win Touma faced criminally underrated Ilaz Zabelaj at FCR 8 - the first Swedish MMA promotion to be broadcast on UFC Fight Pass. Despite a rough first round Touma came back strong in the second frame, earning a unanimous decision win.
After the close in at FCR 9 Touma would welcome three time Spanish MMA champion Hecher Sosa to FCR. Touma struggled to find his footing early on, and would end up being finished via first round knockout.
Since then Touma has bounced back with an impressive, dominating, first round submission win over Rey Nacionales in UAE Warriors.
A long time member of Västerås Fight Club, Milic changed clubs last year, joining the acclaimed Allstars Training Center in Stockholm.
He made his pro debut against Finnish prospect Hannan Housmand at FCR 8. Despite getting put in a nail-biting submission attempt that lesser fighters would have tapped to, Milic survived, winning via second round TKO.
The 2021 Swedish "Fight of the Year" followed, though it wouldn't take long for Milic to return to the win column. Taking on Swedish veteran Anton Larsson at FCR 11, Milic would once again face adversity in the opening round, finishing via second round TKO.
Milic last competed against Irish rising star Gerard Burns at FCR 12. The bout had high octane action and a momentum that swung back and forth like the pendulum on a clock. After three close rounds Milic would earn the nod from the judges, winning a unanimous decision.
Expectations are high ahead of the much-anticipated rematch between Touma and Milic. While topping their previous fight wont be an easy task, they are without a doubt the two flyweights that can make their first pro meeting pale in comparison.