Swede Martin Svensson has signed with the Cage Warriors Fighting Championship. Today, the promotion announced 6 signings, including Finn Toni Tauru, to help boost the growing promotion. Read the press release below.

Svensson Still Wants Alers and the Belt | Photo by Dolly Clew
Svensson Still Wants Alers and the Belt | Photo by Dolly Clew

Press Release

Cage Warriors Fighting Championship has added six more fighters to its ever-expanding stable of talent.

Officials can today confirm that Paul Marin, Toni Tauru, Martin Svensson, Martin Sheridan, Aaron Blackwell and Ronan McKay have all signed five-fight deals to compete exclusively for the promotion over a minimum period of 18 months.

Svensson (12-5) will be keen to return to winning ways in 2014, having fallen short against CWFC featherweight champion Jim Alers in their title bout at CWFC 59 last September.

“Jim Alers, we’re not done with each other yet. Keep the belt safe because I’m coming back for it,” said Svensson. “I won’t rest until I have that belt and I’ll bring pain to any featherweight who stands in my way.”

Despite forcing Alers to go the distance for the first time in his career, Svensson was on the end of a decision defeat, but the big 28-year-old remains one of Europe’s top featherweights having been on a 7-1 run prior to that loss.