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Rising Swedish MMA prospect Rafael Kveldstad vows to take over England



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Swedish MMA fighter Rafael Kveldstad. Photo Stefan Romare

Swedish MMA fighter Rafael Kveldstad is one of the hottest fighters on the Scandinavian amateur scene.

In an new interview with Käftsmällspodden, the Allstar Training Centre prospect reveals that he intends to go pro next year.

“I’ve plan to go pro sometime next year. I don’t know when exactly,” Kveldstad said. “That’s the plan, and now I will just fight as much as possible as an amateur before stepping up to pro.”

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Rafael Kveldstad fight for the title next

On October 7, he is set for a massive fight as he takes on Mehdi Korai for the Cage Warriors Academy’s amateur middleweight title.

“Of course it’s a step up, a title fight in Cage Warriors Academy is still pretty big,” Kveldstad said and reasoned the fight is a good way to prepare to go pro. “Me and my brother, we are going to Colchester, England, and take over the city!”

Ahead of the fight, the Swede trained together with seasoned UFC lightweight Marc Diakiese.

“I will face a guy who’s unpredictable, who goes in and swings, a brawler” Kveldstad claimed. “Training with Marc, he is ten times better than him, technically, striking, he set’s it up with feints, not just rushing in. So it’s good preparations sparring with him.”

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