Carelia Fight 7 takes place in Imatran Urheilutalo, Finland on September 3rd and features a 120-pound catchweight bout between hometown favorite, Maiju Kujala and Ielö Siapo Page of France.
Despite fighting above her natural weight class, Kujala (5-3) won the “Upcoming Glory” 135-pound tournament in March 2010 by defeating Akvile Vitkauskaite and Titiana van Polanen Petel. The win would earn her a spot in the 4-woman Strikeforce Bantamweight tournament in August, where she would fight and lose in the semi-finals to Miesha Tate. Tate would go on to win the tournament and then later defeat Marloes Coenen to become the Strikeforce Bantamweight Champion. In October, Kujala would move back down in weight and face Hanna Sillen, losing a very close majority decision. March 2011 she would meet UK’s Emma Watson and win with an impressive TKO finish. Page (0-0) is a multi-time Muay Thai champion who will be making her mixed martial arts debut.
**Rankings info supplied by the Unified Women’s MMA Rankings.