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Former UFC fighter Makwan “Mr. Finland” Amirkhani to fight in OKTAGON’s $1 million tournament



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Makwan Amirkhani will fight in OKTAGON MMA’s lightweight tournament. Photo: Per Häljestam – USA TODAY Sports

Former UFC featherweight Makwan “Mr. Finland” Amirkhani has signed with rising promotion OKTAGON and will partake in its upcoming $1 million tournament. The promotion announced the news at a recent press conference.

The 35-year-old left the UFC earlier in 2023 after back-to-back losses to Jonathan Pearce and Jack Shore. In August he competed in the ADCC North European Open, where he went 3-1 and won a bronze medal in the 76 kg division.

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OKTAGON 155 lbs tournament with Makwan Amirkhani’

The lightweight tournament will start March 2 at OKTAGON 54 in Ostrava, Czechia.

12 out of 16 of the competitors have so far been announced. The list of fighters includes names like former KSW champion Daniel Torres and reigning OKTAGON lightweight champion Ronald Paradeiser. The list of names also includes Vladimir Lengal who lost to Sweden’s own Samuel Bark at this past weekend’s OKTAGON 50.

Check out the list below!

  • Makwan Amirkhani (17-9) represents Finland
  • Ronald Paradeiser (17-8) represents Slovakia
  • Vladimir Lengal (6-1) represents Czech Republic
  • Akonne Wanliss (7-2) represents England
  • Predrag Bogdanovic (14-1) represents Serbia
  • Acoidan Duque (19-4-1) represents Spain
  • Mohamed Machaev (13-1-1) represents Austria
  • Daniel Torres (14-5-2) represents Austria
  • Marcel Grabinski (23-9) represents Germany
  • Konrad Dyrschka (16-2-1) represents Germany
  • Mateusz Legierski (10-1) represents Poland
  • Milos Janicic (16-3) represents Montenegro

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