Makwan Amirkhani will return to the Octagon 12 months after getting back to his winning ways in Liverpool against Jason Knight when he takes on former Cage Warriors lightweight champion Chris Fishgold at UFC Stockholm on June 1.
UFC announced the fights via social media Monday.
Amirkhani (14-3-0) is currently 4-1 under the UFC banner since making his debut with an eight-second knockout of Andy Ogle in early 2015. After claiming victory over Ogle in his maiden voyage, “Mr. Finland” went on to stop Masio Fullen and took a decision win over Mike Wilkinson before being edged out by Arnold Allen, marking his first promotional defeat at UFC London in 2017. The split decision win over Knight established him back in the win column at the UFC’s first trip to Liverpool in May 2018.
Fishgold (18-2-1) has moved down to the featherweight ranks since signing with the UFC after underlining his status as one of Europe’s best lightweights through his championship reign with Cage Warriors. He came up short in his debut, a baptism of fire against Calvin Kattar, which resulted in a first-round stoppage. He gained parity to his UFC record in February at UFC Prague when he claimed a second-round submission over Daniel Teymur.