Cageside Pictures : Cage 23 Main Card

Cage 23 went down at the Vantaa Energia Areena this past saturday. We saw new prospects rise, new champions crowned and a shocking end to an fantastic evening.  Check out the exclusive photos from MMAViking.com photographer Iikka Nikkinen of the main card below.

BW: Timo-Juhani Hirvikangas (6-2-0), Finland vs. Artemij Sitenkov (14-10-0), Lithuania
Timo-Juhani Hirvikangas vs. Artemij Sitenkov

Timo-Juhani Hirvikangas vs. Artemij Sitenkov

Timo-Juhani Hirvikangas vs. Artemij Sitenkov

Timo-Juhani Hirvikangas celebrates

Victorious Timo-Juhani Hirvikangas

WW: Juho Valamaa (4-2-0), Finland vs. Mindaugas Baranauskas (5-3-0), Lithuania

uho Valamaa vs. Mindaugas Baranauskas

uho Valamaa vs. Mindaugas Baranauskas

uho Valamaa vs. Mindaugas Baranauskas

uho Valamaa vs. Mindaugas Baranauskas

uho Valamaa vs. Mindaugas Baranauskas

uho Valamaa vs. Mindaugas Baranauskas Quick victory for Juho Valamaa

Cage Welterweight Title Fight: Kai Puolakka (10-3-0), Finland vs. Domingos Mestre (11-5-0), Sweden Kai Puolakka vs. Domingos Mestre

Kai Puolakka vs. Domingos Mestre

Kai Puolakka vs. Domingos Mestre

Kai Puolakka vs. Domingos Mestre

Kai Puolakka vs. Domingos Mestre

Kai Puolakka vs. Domingos Mestre

Kai Puolakka vs. Domingos Mestre

Kai Puolakka vs. Domingos Mestre

Kai Puolakka vs. Domingos Mestre

Fighters in good spirit after the fight

New champ Kai Puolakka

Cage Lightheavyweight Title Fight: Marcus Vänttinen (22-5-0), Finland vs. Joachim Christensen (8-2-0), Denmark
Marcus Vänttinen vs. Joachim Christensen

Marcus Vänttinen vs. Joachim Christensen

Marcus Vänttinen vs. Joachim Christensen

Marcus Vänttinen vs. Joachim Christensen

Marcus Vänttinen vs. Joachim Christensen Marcus Vänttinen vs. Joachim Christensen Marcus Vänttinen vs. Joachim Christensen

Marcus Vänttinen vs. Joachim Christensen

Marcus Vänttinen kept his belt.

Cage Featherweight Title Fight: Tom Niinimäki, Finland (19-5-0) vs. Walel Watson (11-5-0), USA
Tom Niinimäki  vs. Walel Watson

Tom Niinimäki  vs. Walel Watson

Tom Niinimäki  vs. Walel Watson

Tom Niinimäki  vs. Walel Watson

Tom Niinimäki  vs. Walel Watson

Tom Niinimäki  vs. Walel Watson

Tom Niinimäki  vs. Walel Watson

Tom Niinimäki  vs. Walel Watson

Tom Niinimäki  vs. Walel Watson

Tom Niinimäki  vs. Walel Watson

Tom Niinimäki  vs. Walel Watson

Tom Niinimäki  vs. Walel Watson

Tom Niinimäki with a wicked Kimura

Victorious Tom Niinimäki

Are we going to see his hand raised in the UFC soon?

The champ, Tom Niinimäki

Cage Lightweight Title Fight: Anton Kuivanen (18-6-0), Finland vs. Eric Reynolds (17-6-0), USA
Anton Kuivanen vs. Eric Reynolds

Anton Kuivanen vs. Eric Reynolds

Anton Kuivanen vs. Eric Reynolds

Anton Kuivanen vs. Eric Reynolds

Anton Kuivanen vs. Eric Reynolds

Anton Kuivanen vs. Eric Reynolds

Anton Kuivanen vs. Eric Reynolds

Anton Kuivanen vs. Eric Reynolds

Anton Kuivanen vs. Eric Reynolds

Anton Kuivanen vs. Eric Reynolds

Eric Reynolds KO'd Anton Kuivanen in 30 seconds

 

For full play by play and results form Cage 23.