BFL officials told MMASucka.com the news late Monday evening.
Saeid Mirzaei to make pro debut at BFL 54
Mirzaei (0-0) earned the notable title of IMMAF World Champion in 2015 and also had the opportunity to do the exact same thing this past year, but life got in the way. The 25-year-old holds a 16-3 amateur record, with a number of titles to his name. The “Prince of Persia” held both the BFL welterweight and lightweight championships at one point of his career.
McConico (1-0) will make the trek to B.C. from Oregon. The lightweight made his successful professional debut at CageSport 49 in February, as he tapped out Dominique Smith in the very first round. Much like Mirzaei, McConico had a very successful amateur career. Despite going 0-2 to kick things off, he finished it on a four-fight winning streak.
BFL 54 goes down on March 17 from the Hard Rock Casino in Coquitlam, British Columbia. The main event features a battle for the bantamweight championship, as current title holder Cole Smith takes on American Carlos Galvan. Amateur champion Paul Cowie will take on Josh Kwiatkowski in featherweight action. And Daniel Richards faces Gwyn Berry for the BFL amateur lightweight title.
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