Finn Joni Salovaara (14-7) versus Sweden based Brazilian Rafael Macedo (11-5) will headline today’s CAGE 32 card in a rare Friday event. The event is stacked with Finnish veterans facing foreign competition in this card that came together later in the year and will feature fighters that aren’t signed to long term contracts with the promotion.
Finn Kai Puolakka (11-5) will face Norwegian Emil Weber Meek (5-2-1, 1 NC) in a highly anticipated co-main event. Puolakka is a former Cage welterweight champion. The long time Cage veteran was last in action in June of 2014, where he was kneebarred by Davy Gallon. Meek comes out of MMA Trondheim and looks to also get his career back on track. After a four fight winning streak in 2013, the Norwegian has had a No Contest and a loss in his last two outings.
Finn Juha-Pekka Vainikainen (22-10-1) versus Sweden based Domingos Mestre (11-7). JP will be moving up to welterweight for this bout, which will be his return to the Cage promotion after his last bout at Cage 28 back in November.
Check out the full fight card here.
Joni Salovaara (14-7-0, 1 NC) Espoon Kehähait vs.
Rafael Macedo (7-2-0) Swedish Top Team/Team East Front, Brazil
Kai Puolakka (11-5-0) GB Gym / Primus Fight Team, Helsinki vs.
Emil Weber Meek (5-2-1, 1 no contest) CSA.dk / MMA Trondheim, Norway
Juha-Pekka Vainikainen (22-10-1) Espoon Kehähait vs.
Domingos Mestre (11-7-0) Götebörg MMA / Team East Front, Portugal
Mika Hämäläinen (6-1-0) GB Gym / Primus Fight Team, Helsinki vs.
Ondrej Skalnik (9-6-0) Penta Gym Prague, Czech Republic
Jussi Halonen (5-3-0) HardKnocks Helsinki vs.
Julien Piednoir (5-2-0) ABS Team, France
Kennet Mattsson (7-2-0) GB Gym / Primus Fight Team vs.
Ville Heikkonen (3-1-0) Espoon Kehähait
Janne Kuusela (0-0-0) Sisu Gym, Järvenpää vs.
Dennis Olofsson (0-0-0) Pancrase Gym, Sweden
MMAViking.com is live in Helsinki for the event, so stay tuned for cageside photos, live play-by-play, and video interviews.