EMC (Elite MMA Championship) has made a name for itself of late by signing up a number of former UFC fighters. That trend continues as EMC 6 draws nearer, with the promotion announcing Monday that Sweden’s Rostem Akman will face Kerim Engizek in a welterweight bout.
The fight will feature prominently on the EMC 6 card on October 31, which will crown the inaugural EMC welterweight champion in the main event.
Akman (6-2) had a two-fight stint in the UFC last year, after starting his professional career a perfect 6-0. However, after losing bouts to Jake Matthews and Sergey Khandozhko, both via decision, he was bounced from the promotion.
In his first fight since exiting the UFC, Akman will take on Turkey’s Kerim Engizek (15-4), who holds welterweight gold in GMC. Engizek has won eight straight fights dating back to 2015. Fighting out of Germany, Engizek boasts an 80% finishing rate.
Currently, EMC 6 consists of the following bouts:
Ismail Naurdiev vs. Amiran Gogoladze – for the Inaugural EMC welterweight championship
Stipe Brcic (c) vs. Brad Katona – for the EMC bantamweight championship
Kerim Engizek vs. Rostem Akman
Hussein Kadimagomaev vs. Tobias Harila
Ivan Cosic vs. Shota Gvasalia
Pascal Hintzen vs. Bakhtiyar