Ridasmaa got into a bit of trouble early as Mattsson threatened with a barrage of leg attacks, but Ridasmaa showed strong composure and defense against the leg-lock specialist. By the third round Mattsson´s takedown attempts became labored and Ridasmaa was able to dominate the stand-up portion of the bout with crisp combinations and counter right-hands. The Team East Front (TEF) fighter improves to 8-4-1 in the unanimous decision victory in front of his hometown crowd in Kotka.
Fought my professional debut last night. Highlight of the fight was my flying triangle attempt. Didn't get it though. Would've been a fairytale ending. Won by unanimous decision though. #mma #mmautti #professionaldebut #dammit #fightnightkotka #bjj #graciebarra #Stronholdgym #flyingshit #flyingtriangle #onetrickpony #eastsec #viihdepalveluentare #hierontagoldenauxilium #nipponsport
Also on the card was TEF´s Eeva Siiskonen who battled Hungary´s Irén Rácz to a draw, France´s Valentin Deschamps who left Finland´s Jari Illikainen bloodied and battered in a unanimous victory, and Timur Terekhov beat Janne Häkkinen in a close back-and-forth fight.
Check out photos from Olli Riikonen below.