Photo Josh Hedges


The Brazilians Lúcio Linhares and Luiz Azeredo shone on Fight Festival, event that happened yesterday in Finland. On the main event of the evening, Lúcio Linhares, who is current living in Finland, fought for the first time since he left UFC, running over Mitch Whitesel in only 28 seconds of combat. Veteran of Pride, Luiz Azeredo fought for three rounds to beat Niko Puhakka by points. With two wins in three fights, all disputed on the last 30 days, Azeredo moves forward on his Bellator marathon, where he will debut this Thursday.


Fight Festival 28

Helsinki, Finland

Saturday, October 16 of 2010 


– Tiina Lahdemaki beat Paulina Suska on a unanimous decision;

– Sirwan Kakai submitted Janne Elonen-Kulmala with a rear naked choke at 3min48s of R1;

– Juha-Pekka Vainikainen knocked out Brian Smiley at 2min50s of R1;

– Toni Valtonen beat Sean Salmon by TKO at 3min18s of R1;

– Mikko Rupponen submitted John Doyle with a katagatame at 2min25s of R2;

– Marcus Vanttinen beat Ivan Serati by TKO at 4min19s of R1;

– Luiz Azeredo beat Niko Puhakka on a unanimous decision of the judges;

– Lúcio Linhares beat Mitch Whitesel by TKO at 28s of R1.