Mikko Rupponen

Mikko Rupponen
Born March 21, 1978 (1978-03-21) (age 33)[1]
Harjavalta, Finland[2]
Other names Rujo
Nationality Finnish
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)[3]
Weight 88 kg (190 lb; 13.9 st)[4]
Division Light Heavyweight
Style Judo, Wrestling, Boxing, Muay Thai[1][5]
Fighting out of Espoo, Finland[1]
Team Espoon Kehähait[1]
Mixed martial arts record
Total 25
Wins 18
By knockout 8
By submission 3
By decision 6
By disqualification 1
Losses 5
By knockout 2
By submission 3
Draws 2
Other information
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

Mikko "Rujo" Rupponen (born March 21, 1978) is a Finnish mixed martial artist. He has also won the Finnish submission wrestling championships in 2001 and 2006, and the Finnish BJJ championships in 2001 and 2002.[1]

Rupponen suffered a broken hand in his match against Rodney Faverus at World Free Fight Challenge 2 in September 2006. The fight was stopped and ruled in favor of Faverus, and Rupponen was sidelined for several months due to the injury.

In a fight at Fight Festival 21 in March 2007, Rupponen dismantled PRIDE veteran Hirotaka Yokoi in a one-sided affair. After a brief clinch, Rupponen secured a takedown and pounded Yokoi until the referee was forced to stop the contest under three minutes of the first round.

Next, Rupponen was scheduled to fight UFC veteran Steve Byrnes at Fight Festival 22 in September 2007, but Byrnes had to withdraw due to an ankle injury. His opponent was changed to another UFC veteran, Sean Salmon, and the weight class was changed to a catch weight of 88 kg (190 lb). To prepare for this match, Rupponen spent three weeks in the United States with Team Quest, training with the likes of Matt Lindland, Dan Henderson and Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou.[4]

Rupponen lost the fight against Salmon via a first round technical knockout (TKO Cut).[6]

In the future, Rupponen plans to fight as a Middleweight, At 83.9 kg (185 lb).[4]

Contents

Championships and accomplishments

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

Status Date Championship Weight Location
Winner 2001 Finnish BJJ Championships[1] ? Finland Finland
Winner 2002 Finnish BJJ Championships[1] ? Finland Finland

Submission Wrestling

Status Date Championship Weight Location
Winner 2001 Finnish Submission Wrestling Championships[1] ? Finland Finland
Winner 2006 Finnish Submission Wrestling Championships[1] ? Finland Finland

Mixed martial arts record

Result Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Win 18-5-2 Russia MagomedovMurad Magomedov Decision (Unanimous) Battle of Porvoo 02010-12-04 December 4, 2010 3 5:00 Porvoo, Eastern Uusimaa, Finland
Win 17-5-2 United States DoyleJohn Doyle Submission (Arm-Triangle Choke) Fight Festival 28 02010-10-16 October 16, 2010 2 2:25 Helsinki, Finland
xLoss 16-5-2 United States SalmonSean Salmon TKO (Cut) Fight Festival 22 02007-09-22 September 22, 2007 1 3:30 Helsinki, Finland
Win 16-4-2 Japan YokoiHirotaka Yokoi TKO (Punches) Fight Festival 21 02007-03-17 March 17, 2007 1 2:51 Helsinki, Finland
xLoss 15-4-2 Netherlands FaverusRodney Faverus TKO (Broken Hand) World Free Fight Challenge 2 02006-09-30 September 30, 2006 2 0:22 Koper, Slovenia
Win 15-3-2 Japan NaitoYukiya Naito KO (Punch) Fight Festival 19 02006-09-16 September 16, 2006 1 0:13 Helsinki, Finland
Win 14-3-2 Japan YamamiyaKeiichiro Yamamiya Decision (Unanimous) Fight Festival 17 02006-03-25 March 25, 2006 3 5:00 Helsinki, Finland
Win 13-3-2 Latvia ZozuljaAndrejs Zozulja Submission (Guillotine Choke) EKH - MMA Action 02006-01-14 January 14, 2006 1 2:12 Espoo, Finland
Win 12-3-2 Lithuania ValaviciusEgidijus Valavicius TKO (Slam) Fight Festival 14 02005-04-09 April 9, 2005 1 3:45 Tampere, Finland
Win 11-3-2 Netherlands DalglieshDave Dalgliesh Decision (Unanimous) Fight Festival 13 02005-02-28 February 28, 2005 3 5:00 Helsinki, Finland
xLoss 10-3-2 United States HorwichMatt Horwich Submission (Triangle Choke) PFA - Pride and Fury 02004-06-03 June 3, 2004 3 0:50 Worley, United States
xLoss 10-2-2 United States Stiebling 2Alex Stiebling Submission (Rear Naked Choke) Fight Festival 10 02004-03-20 March 20, 2004 1 4:25 Helsinki, Finland
xLoss 10-1-2 United States Stiebling 1Alex Stiebling Submission (Choke) Fight Festival 08Fight Festival 8 02003-09-01 September 1, 2003 2 5:00 Helsinki, Finland
Win 10-0-2 Netherlands OvereemValentijn Overeem Decision (Majority) Fight Festival 07Fight Festival 7 02003-05-19 May 19, 2003 1 15:00 Helsinki, Finland
Win 9-0-2 France RimbonMoise Rimbon Decision (Unanimous) Fight Festival 06Fight Festival 6 02003-01-20 January 20, 2003 2 5:00 Helsinki, Finland
Win 8-0-2 Russia GarkushenkoAlexandr Garkushenko KO (Punch) Fight Festival 05Fight Festival 5 02002-09-02 September 2, 2002 1 2:54 Helsinki, Finland
Win 7-0-2 France RiccioDamien Riccio TKO (Leg kicks) World Absolute Fight 1 02002-06-15 June 15, 2002 1 2:56 Geneva, Switzerland
Win 6-0-2 Russia YankovskiSergei Yankovski DQ M-1 MFC - Russia vs the World 3 02002-04-26 April 26, 2002 1 4:07 Russia
Win 5-0-2 Finland KebedovMikhail Kebedov Submission (Guillotine Choke) Fight Festival 04Fight Festival 4 02002-01-28 January 28, 2002 1 4:30 Helsinki, Finland
Win 4-0-2 France FournyAlain Fourny TKO (Punch) Fight Festival 03Fight Festival 3 02001-08-27 August 27, 2001 1 1:42 Helsinki, Finland
Win 3-0-2 Finland ShalströmErkka Shalström TKO WasaFight 3 02001-02-03 February 3, 2001 - - Vaasa, Finland
Win 2-0-2 Finland HuuskoVesa Huusko TKO WasaFight 3 02001-02-03 February 3, 2001 - - Vaasa, Finland
vDraw 1-0-2 Finland LeinoYkä Leino Draw Focus Fight Night 4 02000-10-06 October 6, 2000 1 - Hämeenlinna, Finland
Win 1-0-1 Estonia MiholAndrei Mihol Decision Championship Kickboxing 02000-01-24 January 24, 2000 1 10:00 Helsinki, Finland
vDraw 0-0-1 Finland ForsbergJani Forsberg Draw Championship Kickboxing 01999-05-15 May 15, 1999 1 10:00 Varkaus, Finland

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