Mika Hämäläinen (5 wins, 0 losses) now has an opponent for the star studded Helsinki Fight Night show. Fight Night Finland (FNF) promotors revealed the bout to MMAViking.com that Murad Zeinulabidov will be the man to face the undefeated GB Gym Finland fighter on the upcoming June 14 card.
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Hämäläinen (pictured above) has stopped all five of his opponents in the first round of his professional MMA career by either rear-naked choke or heel hook. “Hämäläinen is well known for his leglock game and good chokes. Mika Hämäläinen is always putting pressure against his opponent and he is really dangerous especially when he gets on top.” comments FNF matchmaker Olli Hartikainen.
Zeinulabidov hails from Russia, where he has an impressive 6 win and 1 loss record. The only blemish came against well respected veteran Sergej Gracicho last November. “The Russian fighter is quite good in stand up and also on the ground. His only lost is against high level Sergej Greecicho and he was close to finishing Sergej few times. Zeinulabidov has good takedown defence and that needs to be in shape if he wants to stand on his feet against Finnish powerhouse Mika Hämäläinen.” says Hartikainen.
MMA veterans Anton Kuivanen, Kai Puolakka, and “Tipi” Hirvikangas will also be big draws for the Helsinki crowd.