Cage Contender has announced that Iceland’s Arni Isaksson (11-4-0) will face Wayne Murrie for the Interim Welterweight Title bout at Cage Contender XV. The bout will take place on October 20, in Belfast, Northern Ireland.
Known as “The Ice Viking,” Isaksson was riding a three-fight winning streak before being stopped by Gael Grimaud in September of 2011 when he fought for the Cage Warriors title. He earned the shot by stopping Kevin Reed at CWFC 40 with an arm triangle in the second round.
Cage Warriors Title Fight Versus Gael Grimaud
Isaksson is a veteran of MMA, with his first fight taking place in 2005. The Nordic fighter started out his career winning 7 out of 8 fights, including a submission over UFC’s Dennis Siver. The fighter also trains with fellow Icelander Gunnar Nelson at the the Mjolnir facility in Reykjavik and in Dublin under SBGi’s John Kavanagh. The UFC’s Gunnar Nelson was also prominently featured on the Cage Contender cards. Isaksson is also the current PRO FC Champion.
“He is good and strong, but I will let the lion come out of my heart and test body and soul against another lion.” says Isaksson about his opponent Murrie in an interview with Cage Contenders. “I like to fight for them (Cage Contenders) because it is organized and good competition. I love to fight in Ireland because they understand the art we are doing and are not whining all the time.” Isaksson signed a 3 fight contract with the organization.
Wayne “Mayhem” Murrie has an impressive 15 win and 4 loss record. The welterweight is on a three fight winning streak, all finishes, and is one of the hot talents that could be on the brink of a major contract.