February 25th, 2012
Swedish TMT alumni Mats Nilsson defeats Ultimate Fighter finalist Tommy Spear to establish him as top UFC prospect
Tiger Muay Thai and MMA Phuket training camp, Thailand is a destination where top fighters travel looking to add tools to their game. Mats Nilsson, already a World Champion Grappler came to Tiger Muay Thai to add authentic Muay Thai striking into his portfolio. Working along with TMT’s MMA coaches JJ Ambrose, Wiktor Svensson, and Professor Elbe- Mats trained in both the MMA and Muay Thai programs earlier last year.
Already known as one of the best Scandinavian Grapplers, BJJ Brown Belt, Nilsson of the Kaisho Martial Arts Academy has quietly put together an 8-1 professional MMA record.
Heading into his CWFC Bout in Beirut Lebanon, many MMA insiders had him as a slight underdog against the experienced American opponent. Defeating Season 6 Ultimate Fighter Finalist Tommy Spear at CWFC- Fight Night 3 by Head and Arm submission, Nilsson is no longer a secret.
The Victory proves Nilsson is on the short list of prospects for the UFC to watch as they plan a Scandinavian Expansion.