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Tobias Söderberg returns for Nordic clash: “Going to pound him out”



Yet another Swede will venture to Finland to compete in CAGE! Tobias Söderberg has been officially announced as the next opponent for local Finnish prospect Niko “Hunter” Aikonen.

The match up, which will be contested at a 71 kilogram catchweight, goes down at CAGE 61 on April 17th in the Finnish capital of Helsinki.

The main event will see the popular Finnish-Colombian featherweight Markus Rytöhonka take on Swiss veteran Anthony Riggio, former Cage Warriors fighter Aleksi Mäntikyvi is also expected to compete on the card.

Speaking to Frontkick.onlines sister site Maximum Sports Söderberg feels confident heading into the challenge.

“I’m really looking forward to the fight in CAGE, Söderberg says. We know that Niko is a good striker with a lot of power behind his punches. We’ve scouted him well and we know that his wrestling isn’t very good and that’s something I will exploit. I’m going to take him down, get position and pound him out, that’s it!”

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Two well-credentialled amateurs collide

Both Söderberg and Aikonen are experienced amateurs with wins for their respective national MMA teams.

Since going pro in the winter of 2022 Söderberg has gone 1-1 with a win over Tobias Wallberg and a loss to Mattias Henriksson – both fights have ended via submission.

Aikonen went three round with Italian prospect Andrian Murug in his debut which resulted in a controversial draw. He rebounded with a clear-cut KO win in the rematch and has since gone 1-1, putting his overall pro MMA record at 2-1-1 with all his wins coming by way of first round knockout.

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