Photos: My 2018 Best in Finnish Combat Sports

2018 was a busy year for Finnish combat sport fans as Finnish MMA athletes competed in such organizations as UFC, Cage Warriors, Cage MMA, Seinäjoki Fight Night, Art of Fight and Total Fight Night among others. I went to over 15 events and took thousands and thousands of pictures. As the year 2018 has now come to an end, here are my 20+ best photographs shot during 2018 in chronological order.

Mikko Ahmala interviewed by Cage crew at Cage 42 media day, Helsinki, February 2018.

UFC vet Anton Kuivanen celebrating victory over Elias Alves Da Silva, Cage 42, Helsinki, February 2018.

Suvi Salmimies after victory at Cage 42, Helsinki, February 2018.

Patrik Pietilä vs Niko Myllynen, Cage 42, Helsinki, February 2018.

Suvi Salmimies with Cage promoter One Silveira, Cage 43 weigh in at Helsinki, April 2018.

Toni Lampinen vs Patrik Pietilä at Cage 43, Helsinki, April 2018.

Aleksi Toivonen at Cage 43, Helsinki, April 2018.

Jesse Urholin at Cage 43, Helsinki, April 2018.

Niklas Räsänen vs Dayron Lester at Kulttuuritalo, Helsinki, April 2018.

Makwan Amirkhani vs Jason Knight at UFC Liverpool, May 2018.

Vuokko Katainen grappling with Varpu Rinne at Art Of Fight 4, Oulu, Finland, May 2018.

Nicholas Dalby celebrating victory over Roberto Allegretti at Cage Warriors 96, Liverpool, September 2018.

Aleksi Mäntykivi vs Jack Grant at Cage Warriors 96, Liverpool, September 2018.

Soren Bak vs Paddy Pimblett at Cage Warriors 96, Liverpool, September 2018.

Niko Skonbäck vs Jesse Koivuniemi at Seinäjoki Fight Night 4, October 2018.

Edward Walls vs Paata Robakidze at Cage 45, Helsinki, November 2018.

Casotti vs Katkin at Cage 45, Helsinki, November 2018.

Janne Elonen-Kulmala after fight at Cage 45, Helsinki, November 2018.

Jani Hägg at Total Fight Night 3, Lahti, December 2018