MMA Team Finland’s Perttu Paatola is the man to call when you need a fighter on short notice. The Finn’s last bout came at RAJU 12, when on less than a days notice traveled to Estonia to face local Jüri Jõgiste. A bout which Paatola won by spectacular submission with less than 1 minute left in the fight. Now he steps up on the Superior Challenge card this Saturday.
Fightsport.fi, MMAViking.com’s content partner, has reported that Robin Gidlöv is injured and now the Finn will take on Swede Michel Ersoy. The Paatola versus Ersoy fight will be the second Finn versus Swede match, as UFC veteran Anton Kuivanen will take on Swede veteran Diego Gonzalez.
Raju 12 Post-Fight Interview with Paatola
Updated Superior Challenge Fight Card
• Sami Aziz (Sweden) vs. Jens Pulver (USA)
• David Bielkheden (Sweden) vs. Besam Yousef (Sweden)
• Diego Gonzalez (Sweden) vs. Anton Kuivanen (Finland)
• Yosef Ali Mohammad (Sweden) vs. Duarte Fonseca (Portugal)
• David Glasnovic (Sweden) vs. Magnus Strandner (Sweden)
• Matti Mäkelä (Sweden) vs. Matteo Minonzio (Italy)
• Emil Weber Meek (Norway) vs. Per Franklin (Sweden)
• Simon Sköld (Sweden) vs. Gomez Sariol (Spain)
• Michel Ersoy (Sweden) vs. Perttu Paatola (Finland)
• Martin Akhtar (Sweden) vs. Damien Pighiera (France)
• Linn Wennergren (Sweden) vs. Angelica Babbi (Italy)
• Martin Halvorsen (Sweden) vs. Dexter Dyall Wallin (Sweden)