UFC Fight Night: Sweden Picks Up Featherweight Contest

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A featherweight match up has been added to the UFC Fight Night 53 card, as Niklas Backstrom will face Mike Wilkinson.

Officials announced the fight for the October 4 card from Stockholm, Sweden and the Ericcson Globe Arena. The card is expected to air on UFC Fight Pass.

Backstrom (8-0), a native of Sweden, won his UFC debut when he submitted Tom Niinimaki earlier this year in Berlin, Germany. The victory earned him a “Performance of the Night” bonus.

Wilkinson (8-1) has split his two Octagon fights, defeating Brendan Loughnane and falling to Rony Jason. Below is the current list of fights for the card:

Welterweight: Amir Sadollah vs. Nico Musoke

Featherweight: Niklas Backstrom vs. Mike Wilkinson

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