Cage Warriors officials have just announced that Martin Svensson will get his chance to take the lightweight belt from newly crowned featherweight champion Jim Alers. Svensson has previously captured both the Zone FC and Vision FC belts. Read the press release below about the Cage Warriors 59, which will also feature a four-man bantamweight title tournament with Swede David Häggström, set to take place at Cardiff’s Motorpoint Arena on Saturday, 14 September, 2013.
A featherweight bout has been booked for Cage Warriors 59, including an inaugural CWFC title defence for Jim Alers.
Having clinched the vacant featherweight title by submitting Joni Salovaara at Cage Warriors 53, Alers will put the belt on the line against Martin Svensson, while former 145lbs title challenger Dave Hill returns to action to take on CWFC debutant Brian Moore.
Alers (10-1) is unbeaten in his five outings under the Cage Warriors banner and is currently on a six-fight win streak in total following his victory over Salovaara.
The 26-year-old American, who also holds notable CWFC wins over Marcio Cesar and Matteus Lahdesmaki, has taken eight of his 10 victories via submission.
“I’m really excited about this fight as I’m looking forward to showing the world exactly why I’m the Cage Warriors champion,” said Alers. “I respect all of my opponents but in this fight I’ll be out to make a statement.”
Svensson (12-3) is a fellow submission specialist who hails from Malmo in Sweden and has defeated the likes of Paul Reed, James Saville and John Cullen during his five-year professional career.
The 28-year-old, who has dropped just one loss in his last eight bouts, said: “It’s a great honour to be fighting for the Cage Warriors belt and I’ll be bringing it home to Malmo. This is going to be a great fight but I’m going to put on a show.”
Exclusive Comments from Coach Bobby Sundel
We would like to confirm Martin Svensson for Saturday 14th September in Cardiff, Wales. He will face Jim Alers for the Cage Warriors Featherweight Title over 5×5 minute rounds. 145 Ibs.