Multiple-time Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu world champion Rafael Domingos (5-0-0) will face Sweden’s Carlos Prada (5-4-0) at CAGE 31 on the 19th of September in Helsinki. Domingos represents Demian Maia Team and Oulun Kamppailuklubi and frequently travels between Finland, USA, and Brazil. Prada comes out of Allstars Training Center in Stockholm. The promotion announced the bout today, which was also planned for CAGE 30, but Prada pulled out due to injury.
“I was eager to get this fight already at CAGE 30, but it got canceled due to Carlos’ injury. I’m positive our fight will be a great show for the CAGE-fans. I know Carlos trains at the same academy with Makwan Amirkhani, so after our fight he can tell me which one of us is tougher!” says Domingos.
“It’s going to be a good fight” says Prada about the matchup against the BJJ World Champion Domingos who will make make his second appearance with CAGE after signing a contract with the promotion. “I have an all around style… I do it all” says the featherweight about the matchup of skills.
CAGE 31’s main event the Finnish MMA pioneer Anton Kuivanen will finally get the rematch he has eagerly been waiting for as Eric Reynolds defends his lightweight belt. Last time around when Reynolds faced Kuivanen some 2 years ago, he won the belt by knocking out Kuivanen in the first round only 30 seconds into the round.
Current CAGE 31 Fight Card
-70,3 kg Lightweight Championship Bout
Eric Reynolds (champion) (18-9-0) The Dungeon, USA vs.
Anton Kuivanen (22-8-0) Primus Fight Team/ GB Gym
Rafael Domingos (5-0-0) Oulun Kamppailuklubi/Demian Maia Team vs.
Carlos Prada (5-4-0) Allstars Training Center, Sweden vs.
Janne Elonen-Kulmala (11-4-0) Espoon Kehähait vs. TBA
Suvi Salmimies (3-1-1) Team East Front vs. TBA
Aleksi Nurminen (4-2-0) RNC Sport Club vs. TBA
Saku Heikkola (5-5-0, 1 No Contest) Valkeakosken Heracles vs. TBA