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