(PRESS RELEASE) -- The Swedish MMA pioneer David Bielkheden from Stockholm challenges Gothenburg's most popular MMA star Besam Yousef at Superior Challenge 9 on November 23, at Scandinavium
The Hilti fighter from Stockholm is one of Sweden's foremost MMA athletes who also have paved the way for Swedish athletes at international promotions, and represented Sweden in the world's largest arenas, far ahead of most. Bielkheden competed for Superior Challenge’s Welterweight title against the reigning title-holder Daniel Acacio at Superior Challenge 6, and at Superior Challenge 8 he fought none other than Marcus "The Irish Hand Grenade" Davis. In his quest to conquer the Superior Challenge belt and also become the main Welterweight fighter in Sweden he now challenges Gothenburg’s Besam Yousef in his hometown.
Besam who recently got released from his contract with UFC was not late to accept the challenge. At his last two bouts the Gladius MMA fighter has fought Simeon Thoresen who is also booked to participate at Superior Challenge 9, and the Superior Challenge fighter Papy Abedi. The popular Gothenburger is clearly the favourite of them two, and will also have the hometown crowd’s full support.
Babak Aghavali, CEO Superior Group International: - Stockholm vs Gothenburg, Hilti vs Gladius, who is the best Welterweight fighter of the two? There are lots of variables, which make this bout interesting from several aspects. Besides, I love it when fighters challenge each other. David is determined to bring the Superior belt to Sweden, and thereby willing to fight anyone who can give him the opportunity to a title chance. Besam is a very tough fighter and I was really impressed by his last two bouts. In addition, he will have the support of his home crowd, but the question is whether that is enough against David's experience?
David Bielkheden, athlete: - I will eventually win the Superior Challenge belt and take it home to Sweden, and I’m willing to fight anyone in Sweden in order to show that I'm the best Swedish Welterweight fighter.
Besam Yousef, athlete: - It is going to be real fun to fight at Superior Challenge here in my hometown. I’m convinced that it will be really awesome atmosphere at the venue, with lots of Gothenburgers cheering for their local fighters.
Experience top quality adrenaline-full sports entertainment when Europe's greatest MMA promotion, Superior Challenge visits Gothenburg, the Scandinavian capital of martial arts, with its 9th edition on November 23rd at Scandinavium. Purchase your tickets at Ticnet.se: http://www.ticnet.se/search.php?tm_link=tm_header_search&language=sv-se&keyword=superior+challenge
Superior Challenge: Superior Challenge is one of the world's largest MMA promotions, which produces high quality, and adrenalin-full sports entertainment for the MMA audience around the world. The organization has many years of experience in MMA and broad knowledge of the industry, and is internationally recognized as one of the world's premier MMA shows. Superior Challenge is among five MMA promotions in the world with top 20 internationally ranked fighters competing at the events. The first event in 2008, broke the record attendance for all MMA events in Scandinavia and since then a total of eight events have been produced, and the record have been broken three times, and the last time was at Superior Challenge 8 on October 6th in a packed Malmö Arena in Sweden. That event is estimated to have had a PR value equivalent to 17 million SEK gross, in Sweden alone. The Live TV broadcast of the show also broke the all time record rating for all Nordic martial arts TV programs. In addition to nationwide TV broadcasts in Sweden, Superior Challenge shows are broadcasted in most parts of the world. Superior Challenge is part of Superior Group International along with Superior Wear, Superior Gear, Superior Productions, and
Superior Management. Thus, the organization is one of the world's biggest MMA groups, with operations starting in 2005. Since then the company has invested incredible resources in the Swedish MMA market, which has resulted in the current Swedish MMA market. The organization is also the largest Nordic exporter of MMA athletes, and consequently puts great importance on creating Swedish heroes and MMA athletes.
Some athletes who have competed at the events: Alexander Gustafsson, Joachim Hansen, Thales Leites, Jeremy Horn, Marcus Davis, Rich Clementi, Junie Browning, Daniel Acacio, Reza Madadi, Tor Troéng, Papy Abedi, Hamid Corassani, Magnus Cedenblad, Sami Aziz, David Bielkheden, Carlo Prater, James McSweeney etc.
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