Fight Club Rush is always looking to serve as the stage for the rising stars of tomorrow, welcoming highly heralded talents into the spotlight. That is certainly the case with the latest fight announcement as Josefine Modig (0-0) and Nina Back (0-0) will rematch in a bout that will serve as both fighters pro debuts!
While both fighters represent smaller MMA gyms they are without a doubt two of the most highly credentialled women in Swedish MMA.
The much-anticipated rematch will go down at FCR 17 at Fyrishov Arena in the fist major MMA event in Uppsala, Sweden, September ninth. The two first met in the finals at the 2021 IMMAF World Cup, with Modig winning a unanimous decision.
Modig fights out of Apex Kalmar and always showed potential, but truly broke through during the 2021 IMMAF World Cup in Prague, finishing her two first opponents (including promising prospect Caityln Hadfeild) via TKO before defeating Back in the finals.
Following that breakout, medal-winning performance, Modig competed in the 2022 IMMAF World Championships. While Modig would end up losing a decision in the finals, she still left with a silver medal and impressive performances behind her. She also won the 2022 Swedish MMA championships.
Aside from that Modig is an active grappler. A BJJ purple belt, Modig has won the 2022 Finnish BJJ Open and the 2023 AJP Sweden, double gold medals in the 2023 AJP Amsterdam Tour, silver in the 2023 European BJJ Championships and a bronze medal in the 2023 World BJJ Championships. Modig also holds a decision win over Jannika Antinmaa at FCR 12.
Back represents Söders Fight Gym in Gävle alongside FCR star Christian Stigenberg, amongst others.
Back likely has the most high medals of any Swedish woman who has competed in the IMMAF's, sporting an impressive five silver medals throughout several competitions, from European Championships to Oceanic Open and World Championships as well. Seasoned and well-traveled against top competition, Back is about as experienced as one can get.
Throughout her storied career as an amateur Back has racked up sensational victories over amateur stars like Millie Eriksson, Anna Gaul and Bezan Mahmudi.
In other impressive achievements, Back has also won bronze in the 2021 BJJ Nordic Open, gold in the 2022 Scandinavian BJJ Tournament and many other achievements as well.
Both women were slated to make their pro debuts last year, but instead fate has drawn their paths to a crossing once again. With both will finally make the move to the pro leagues, only one can leave the FCR cage with a win.