The upcoming Cage 32 on October 23rd has added another Nordic battle as they put on veteran Finn Juha-Pekka Vainikainen (22-10-1) versus Sweden based Domingos Mestre (11-7). JP will be moving up to welterweight for this bout, which will be his return to the Cage promotion after his last bout at Cage 28 back in November.
At 32 years old, Vainikainen has been fighting professional MMA for over 10 years, making his debut back in 2005. The veteran of 33 professional fights is looking forward to seeing what he can do in the new weight class, after seeing the impact of cutting down to lightweight for his previous bouts.
Mestre is from Portugal, but now represents GBG MMA in Sweden now. He is no stranger to Finland or Cage, as he was submitted by Kai Puolakka back at Cage 23 in September 2013. He is on a two fight losing streak, and last fought at No Compromises FC back in 2014 by armbar.
Current Fight Card
Joni Salovaara (14-7-0, 1 no contest) Espoon Kehähait vs.
Rafael Macedo (7-2-0) Swedish Top Team/Team East Front, Brazil
Kai Puolakka (11-5-0) GB Gym / Primus Fight Team, Helsinki vs.
Emil Weber Meek (5-2-1, 1 no contest) CSA.dk / MMA Trondheim, Norway
Juha-Pekka Vainikainen (22-10-1) Espoon Kehähait vs.
Domingos Mestre (11-7-0) Götebörg MMA / Team East Front / GBG MMA Portugal / Sweden
Mika Hämäläinen (6-1-0) GB Gym / Primus Fight Team, Helsinki vs.
Ondrej Skalnik (9-6-0) Penta Gym Prague, Czech Republic
Jussi Halonen (5-3-0) HardKnocks Helsinki vs.
Julien Piednoir (5-2-0) ABS Team, France
Tuukka Repo (0-0-0) Sisu Gym, Järvenpää vs.
Dennis Olofsson (0-0-0) Pancrase Gym, Sweden
As always, MMAViking.com will be in Helsinki for the event, so you can get autographs and take selfies if you would like!