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AFN announces reality show and MMA tournament with Alexander Gustafsson



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AFN Road to Glory. Photo via Instagram and USA Today Sports

UFC light heavyweight stars Alexander “The Mauler” Gustafsson and Volkan Oezdemir will be the two coaches in Swedish MMA promotion Allstars Fight Night’s reality TV-show and MMA tournament ”Road to Glory”. That’s according to Frontkick’s sister site Maximum Sports.

AFN Road to Glory will start this fall and will be an eight-man tournament that takes place over three events during 2024 and 2025. Weight class and participants are yet to be announced.

“The coaches for the teams are no other than ‘The Mauler’ Gustafsson and ‘No Time’ Oezdemir,” said AFN CEO Mohammad Babadivand. “The tournament will be a action-packed reality TV-show. This will be a big one!”

Both Gustafsson and Oezdemir trains at Allstars Training Center in Stockholm. Gustafsson has been out of action for two years while Oezdemir’s next fight will go down on June 22 in Saudi Arabia. He will face Johnny Walker from Brazil.

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AFN Road to Glory

Swedish MMA promotion Allstars Fight Night started in July 2023 and so far held six MMA events. The organization brought innovation and new energy into the growing Scandinavian MMA scene.

Their next card, AFN 7, will go down on June 29 in Solna, Stockholm. The event will feature fighters like AFN champions Sakhi Qambari and Mark Vologdin, as well as amateur bantamweight champ Liam Pitts who will take on the tough Arsen Tuganov.

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