Finland’s Cage promotion released a preliminary fight card for their upcoming Cage 18 event that will go down on the 3rd of March at the Logomo Event Center in Turku, Finland.

In the main event of the night hometown hero and #1 ranked European featherweight Tom Niinimäki gets a legit challenge from Scotland as experienced veteran Paul Reed fights for the first time in Finland.

Another Turku based fighter is Juha Saarinen who in the co-main event fights Russian M-1 challenge top dog Mikhail Zayats.

In a high quality bout between two top ranked Nordic welterweights Ville Räsänen defends his Cage championship belt against highly regarded Swede Assan Njie. Both fighters are looking for their shot at the big leagues and a win in this fight could propel the winner to the UFC.

Finland’s Kai Puolakka and Sweden’s Nicholas Musoke will meet in a clash of welterweight up-n-comers. Puolakka has won his last four fights and Musoke his last two. Winner of this bout is ready for bigger fights.


Fight Card

Main card

Featherweight: Tom Niinimäki ( 16-5-1 ) FFG vs Paul Reed ( 19-9-1 ) Olympians MMA Scotland

Light heavyweight: Juha Saarinen ( 7-1-0 ) FFG vs Mikhail Zayats ( 14-6-0 ) Alexander Nevsky Club Russia

Welterweight: Ville Räsänen ( 11-3-0 ) MMA Imatra vs Assan Njie ( 11-2-0 ) GBG MMA Sweden

Welterweight: Kai Puolakka ( 7-2-0 ) GB Gym / Team MMA Finland vs Nicholas Musoke ( 7-2-0 ) Stockholm Shoot

Featherweight: Jerry Kvanström ( 10-2-0 ) TuTo MMA vs Johannes Isaksson ( 4-0-1 ) Mäntän Sutemi / Team Botnia Punishment


Welterweight: Musa Amagov ( 1-0-0 ) GB Gym / Team MMA Finland vs Tim Waage ( 1-1-0 ) Valetuna Boxing Camp Sweden

Bantamweight: Timo Juhani Hirvikangas ( 2-1-0 ) FFG vs Miika Kauppinen ( 2-0-0 ) NHB Iisalmi / Team East Front

Welterweight: Juho Valamaa ( 1-1-0 ) FFG vs Jussi Pulkkinen ( 2-0-0 ) MMA Imatra

Featherweight: Aleksi Kainulainen ( 1-0-0 ) FFG vs Jarmo Paunonen ( pro debyt ) GB Gym / Team MMA Finland


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