Per Franklin Injured, Sergej Grecicho to the Rescue at Fight Night 12

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It’s fight week and there has been a mixup in the headliner as Swede Per Franklin (7-4) is out of the main event with a knee injury with Finn Antti Virtanen (9-5). Content partner fightsport.fi first reported the news of the Fight Night 12 card change taking place in Lappeenranta, Finland on Saturday.

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Lithuanian Sergej Grecicho (20-6-1) will come to Finland on late notice, just as he did against Anton Kuivanen (21-8) at Cage 29 in February. His bout with the UFC veteran was a hotly contested battle in Helsinki, with the decision going to Kuivanen. Just as his prior bout, this bout will be at lightweight.

Check out the updated fight card below.

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Updated Fight Card

Tuomo Turkia, Team East Front/MMA Lappeenranta vs. Ville Yrjölä, Grappling Pori -75 kg

Janne Häkkinen, Team East Front/MMA Utti vs. Aleksi Savolainen, MMA Imatra -68 kg

Miikka Kauppinen, Team East Front/NHB Iisalmi vs. Juuso Halme, MMA Imatra -68 kg

Janne Sinersaari, Team East Front/MMA Lappeenranta vs. Hannu Nylund, Barreto Lahti -73 kg

Aleksi Mäntykivi, Team East Front/MMA Lappeenranta vs. Andrei Chabrov, Russia -77,1 kg

Andrei Ivanov, Russia vs. Kaj Karar, MMA Team 300 -77,1 kg

Eero Kosamo, Team East Front/Gladiator Factory vs. Zvonimir Krajl, Swe -83,9 kg

Eeva Siiskonen, Team East Front/MMA Imatra vs Kate Jackson, UK -58 kg

Jani Ridasmaa, Team East Front/MMA Lappeenranta vs. Romain Perras, France -73 kg

Sergej Grecicho, Lithuania vs. Antti Virtanen, MMA Imatra -73 kg