A fight that went everywhere. Niinimaki tried to make this a ground fight and did to some degree just that. But Backstrom just came out and was the more effective fighter in this one. Backstrom with a big knee to the face, he gets a side head choke and Niinimaki taps out!
Niklas Backstorm (7-0) has four knockouts, 1 submissions and 2 decision wins in his MMA career. This will be his UFC debut, he has won his last three by TKO, he is on a six fight winning streak.
Tom Niinimaki (21-5) has seven knockouts, eight submissions and six wins by decision, while he has lost once by knockout and lost twice by submission. Prior to joining the UFC he was on a 11 fight winning streak. He made his UFC debut against Rani Yahya at The Ultimate Fighter 18 Finale on Nov / 30 / 2013 which he won via split decision.
UFC Fight Night 41: Munoz Vs. Mousasi goes down this Saturday afternoon on UFC Fight Pass. MMA Frenzy will have the latest news leading up to, during and after the event, as well as having the latest and greatest live play-by-play coverage of the event. From the first fight of the prelim side of the card to the main event fight on Fight Pass Keep it locked on MMA Frenzy. The headlining fight is Mark Munoz vs. Gegard Mousasi, the co-main event is C.B. Dollaway vs. Francis Carmont. The event airs from Berlin, Germany at the O2 World Berlin. The show starts with a heavyweight fight between Viktor Pesta vs. Ruslan Magomedov at 12:30.PM.ET.