Three of our fighters competed in UFC Berlin May 31. In the first fight heavyweight Viktor Pesta lost a close decision to Ruslan Magomedov. This was Pestas first loss in his career, but he will only learn from this and come back stronger.
Next up was Magnus Cedenblad who fought the undefeated polish star Kryztof Jotko. Cedenblad showed who’s the man and got a submission victory late in the 2nd round. Very late. Only one second left on the clock.
Then it was time for the main card and our big talent and new UFC signee Niklas Bäckström who fought finnish vet Tom Niinimäki. A fight that 24 years old Bäckström accepted on only two weeks notice. After a even first couple of minutes the swede proved why he’s considered to be a star in the making. Bäckström tapped Niinimäki out with a modified rare naked choke, also called a schoolyard/ or bulldog choke.
Both Bäckström and Cedenblad also got a perfomance bonus, 50.000 dollar, each.
A great night of fights and perfomances. Mano Management fighters delivers once again.