Mirsad Bektic will attempt to stay unbeaten in the new year. | Photo: Dave Mandel/Sherdog.com
The fight card for UFC on Fox 14 has received a featherweight tilt pitting Mirsad Bektic against Alan Omer.
Ultimate Fighting Championship announced the pairing on Wednesday. The matchup joins a card that features a main event of Alexander Gustafsson versus Anthony Johnson. UFC on Fox 14 will take place Jan. 24 in Stockholm at Tele2 Arena.
Bektic, a highly touted prospect who has racked up wins in regional promotions like Resurrection Fighting Alliance and Titan Fighting Championship, is looking to build upon his April win against Chas Skelly at UFC on Fox 11. The 23-year-old has finished six of his eight bouts.
Omer, a native of Iraq, had not suffered a defeat since 2010 until he ran up against Jim Alers at UFC Fight Night “Minotauro vs. Nelson.” Like Bektic, the Stallion Cage team member does not rely on judges’ decisions, having finished 16 of his 18 wins.