Makwan Amirkhani vs. Mike Grundy Added to UFC London

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Makwan Amirkhani Credit: Marcus Rebelo/Cageside Press

Featherweights face-off at UFC London as Mike Grundy will take on Makwan Amirkhani at the event this March.

The latest UFC London addition will see featherweights Makwan Amirkhani and Mike Grundy throw down. Betsafe was first to report the addition to the quickly growing Fight Night event.

On social media late last month, Grundy revealed he had a fight pending.

Grundy (12-1) was actually part of our 10 Featherweight Prospects the UFC Should Sign in 2019 series, and the promotion did just that. The British freestyle wrestler, who won bronze at the 2014 Commonwealth Games, joined the UFC in March 2019, winning his debut against Nad Narimani. The second-round TKO got Grundy off to a good start, but a planned sophomore outing against Movsar Evloev at UFC Shenzhen fell through when Grundy was forced out of the bout due to injury.

Instead, he’ll return to the octagon in London once again, with roughly a year between fights having passed. And it will be Finland’s Makwan Amirkhani (15-4) awaiting him. ‘Mr. Finland’ was stopped by American Shane Burgos in the third round of their bout at UFC 244, snapping a two-fight win streak for Amirkhani. That streak included wins over Chris Fishgold and Jason Knight. Overall, Amirkhani is 5-2 inside the octagon.

UFC London (UFC Fight Night 171) takes place March 21, 2020 at the O2 Arena in London, England. A welterweight battle between ex-champ Tyron Woodley and rising contender Leon Edwards is expected to headline.