Nicholas ”Nico” Musoke is a Swedish mixed martial artist. He was born in 1986 in Botkyrka, Sweden.He is currently signed with the UFC, fighting in their welterweight division.He began his MMA career as an amateur in 2005. He then made his pro debut in 2007 and won by a rear-naked choke in the first round. Nico then won his following three fights ending all of them in the first round with two of them ending just under 50 seconds. He later went on to win the On Top Promotions welterweight title in 2011, one he also defended in 2012.
Nico signed with the UFC in October 2013. He made the move to middleweight for his promotional debut against veteran Alessio Sakara, filling in for his injured training partner Magnus Cedenblad, at UFC Fight Night 30. Nico got the fight with 16 days notice. He won the fight in the first round by submission due to an armbar, which also earned him the bonus for Submission of the Night.
Nico trains at Allstars Training Center in Stockholm, Sweden and his training is supervised by head coach Andreas Michael.
Fun facts about Nico:
- He has a bachelor’s degree in Political Science
- Speaks swedish, english, finnish, german
- He has a special affection for Brazil and portuguese
- His mother is from Germany and Finland and his father is from Uganda
- Played soccer for 17 years