Nordic Fight of the Month: October 2011 – Niinimäki vs Frachey
There were loads of great fights in the Nordic MMA events during October and it was a tough job to pick just one. It the end we ended up picking the featherweight bout between Finland’s Tom “Stoneface” Niinimäki and France’s Johnny Frachey. The fight was for the Cage Featherweight belt and took place on October 8th at the Cage 16 event in Espoo, Finland.
Ranked #2 in the European Featherweight division Tom Niinimäki has been on a verge of breakout for a while already. Niinimäki came into this fight riding a six fight win streak. Before this fight Niinimäki had been away from the cage for almost a whole year, mainly due to lack of opponents willing to fight him.
Frenchman Johnny Frachey stepped up to the plate and signed for this fight. Frachey also came into this fight with five consecutive wins under his belt and feeling confident that he could beat Niinimäki.