Cage Contender 12 Breakdown: Isaksson vs Gorey

WELTERWEIGHT: Arni “The Ice Viking” Isaksson (Mjölnir/SBG) v Rich “Souza” Gorey (Pedro Bessa) 

Arni “The Ice Viking” Isaksson holds an impressive 11-4 professional MMA record, with a submission win over UFC contender Germany’s Dennis Siver at Cage Warriors: Enter the Wolfslair in 2006.

A few months after the Siver victory, Isaksson took an extended break from MMA competition. The hiatus lasted over 3 years.

When Arni returned in 2009, he dropped his first fight back, a decision loss to 10-2 Brazilian Luiz Jorge Dutra Jr. He then rattled off 3 Arm-Triangle Choke submissions in a row, including forcing a third round tap at Cage Contender 7 against Ronan McKay

Richard Gorey is currently 4-1 in his pro career and is 1-0 in Cage Contender after beating Kieran Davern at Cage Contender 10 in July 2011.

His only loss coming in his 2nd pro fight. Since that loss, Gorey has earned all his victories by first round knockout,

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