BORN IN A FAMILY RUNNING A KARATE DOJO, OLIVER WAS RAISED AS A MARTIAL ARTIST SINCE DAY ONE.
He started training just a few years old and eventually got to competing, which later earned him a spot in the Swedish National Team for juniors. During the active years in karate he visited Okinawa, Japan, on several occasions for training to expand his knowledge and learn from the roots.
As a teenager he also started training and fighting in K-1/kickboxing, and as soon as he had graduated high school he spent two months training in Thailand where he made his professional debut in Muay Thai – winning by head kick knock out in the second round.
As MMA grew world wide, Oliver discovered the art of grappling and started developing his ground game; winning bouts in the Swedish Grappling League and later entering the amateur MMA scene where he earned the first ever title of Swedish Welterweight Champion.
The Martial Art journey kept expanding by competitions in Sanda (Chinese kickboxing); in which he also won the Swedish Championship title, which got him representing Sweden in the World- and European Championships, earning a bronze medal for his efforts.
The professional MMA career started in 2013 after racking up an amateur record of 14-1. His training has brought him all over the world from Europe, Thailand and Brazil all the way to New York, American Top Team, Alliance Training Center, Tristar Gym and Blackouse MMA where he got to spend time 1-on-1 with former UFC-champions Lyoto Machida and Georges St-Pierre.
In May 2017 he made an impressive debut in the UFC (Ultimate Fighting Championship) with an undefeated record of 7-0, facing tough veteran and 10 years older Nordine Taleb. Even though the fight went to a decision victory for the opponent, Oliver won a huge crowd of fans and praise from the media. The message was clear: ”The Future” is here to stay.
The professional MMA career started in 2013 after racking up an amateur record of 14-1. His training has brought him all over the world from top MMA-gyms like Alliance, ATT and Tristar to Thailand, Brazil, New York and Europe. The motto has always been “no rush”.
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”My style can be described as: Creative, Dynamic & Entertaining. To me fighting is an art, where flawless technique and a solid mindset always beats brute strength and power. I value sportsmanship, respect and humility; and want to inspire people challenging their dreams while being a good ambassador for the sport”