Reza Madadi suffered a unanimous decision loss to Joe Duffy at UFC Fight Night 107.
Following the defeat, the fighter decided that his next fight would be his last fight and wants it to happen in Sweden.
The fighter made the pitch via Instagram:
What an experience, so many feelings it is hard to put in writing. Firstly I want to thank my opponent Joe Duffy @duffymma , not only an amazing fighter but also a real sportsman and gentleman. Our sport needs more fighters like him. I would also like to thank my team at @allstars_gym and No 18 gym, all my trainingpartners, my sponsors my corner coaches @selmanberisha , @davidbielkheden, Andreas Michael, @boris.kuzmic @masseewald and of course my amazing family. They are all part of the team and the reason I can compete in the best league in the world called @ufc. As all of you know we are not getting younger for every day that goes by . I have been in this sport for more than 10 years and have been lucky to compete against the best fighters in the world. Every good story has an end and I have a wish ; that is to fight my last fight and 20th MMA fight at @ufc Sweden, in my hometown Stockholm and in front of my home crowd. May 28th, beautiful weather in Sweden, sold out arena, who is up for a battle?
UFC Fight Night 109 will be the next event for the promotion in Sweden, it will be headlined by a bout between Alexander Gustafsson and Glover Teixeira.
During his two runs in the UFC, the fighter earned some notable wins over Michael Johnson and Yan Cabral.