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Finnfight or Scandinavian open NHB Championships (SNC) was an annual mixed martial arts competition in Turku, Finland. Contrary to most other mixed martial arts organizations and competitions, elbow strikes, knee strikes and headbutts from any position were legal.

The first Finnfight event, FINNFIGHT 1, was held in 1998 at Rantasipi Hotelli (currently called Caribia Hotel), Turku and featured fighters from Finland and Sweden.

FinnFight's last event, FinnFight 10, took place on December 6, 2008 and was the promotion's 10th event.


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The fights took place in a ring or arena, which had a padded floor to increase the safety of the fighters. The bouts were 10 minutes long, with no round breaks. During the length of the bout, there was a referee in the competition area, who oversaw the rules. The referee had the right to stop the bout if necessary. The referee's decision was final. Protests led to the disqualification of the fighter.

Ways to win[edit]


Equipment and other information[edit]

  • Grappling-model gloves are supplied by the competition hosts.
  • Groin protection is compulsory.
  • Mouthguard is compulsory.
  • Wrestling- or boxing-shoes are allowed, but the fighter using shoes is not allowed to kick the opponent.
  • The fighter can wear, for instance, a gi, wrestling outfit, or shorts.
  • The fighter can also wear protective equipment according to their particular style (knee or leg pads).
  • Application of any kinds of lubricative substances on any bodypart except the face is disallowed.
  • The fighters are subject to a medical exam both before and after the bouts.

Weight divisions[edit]

Weigh-ins took place at the day of the competition (6h before).

Weight class Upper weight limit
Lightweight 70 kg (154.3 lb; 11.0 st)
Welterweight 80 kg (176.4 lb; 12.6 st)
Middleweight 90 kg (198.4 lb; 14.2 st)
Heavyweight Unlimited

Notable fighters[edit]


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