Swede Svensson Wins at Frontier Open Battle at Lightweight
The focus on Martin Svensson was finally on action in the ring. Following a mishap making weight at Vision FC where he was set to face Niklas Bäckström, a challenge to face Reza Madadi in the UFC, and getting on national television show for his cooking expertise, Svensson made a successful return to competition in Rosengård, Sweden.
The Swede tonight found success with his lethal submission game, locking up a triangle in the first round over Frenchman Saief Toumy reported Fightermag.se. The Frontier MMA fighter takes his record to a successful 11 wins and 3 losses. He now holds 7 wins by submission overall. Toumy drops to five wins and four losses, sending him to two consecutive losses for the first time in his career.
Svensson, who usually makes a big weight cut to make the featherweight limit of 145 lbs, fought tonight at lightweight and weighed in at just under 155 lbs. The last time the fighter from southern Sweden fought was back in September, where he was stopped via Robert Whiteford by TKO at Vision FC.
In the only other professional MMA bout in Erik Greisson defeated Clément Marcou, also by submission with a rear-naked choke in the first round.