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CWFC roster continues to grow

24/07/2014

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Cage Warriors Fighting Championship has today signed five more fighters to its ever-expanding roster of exclusive talent.

The new additions - Tim Newman (pictured), Jonatan Westin, Juan Manuel Suarez, Gregor Weibel and Benjamin Brander - have each signed five-fight deals to compete for Europe’s leading promotion.

Cage Warriors, which returns to action with its ninth event of the year in Dublin on August 16, can now boast a stable of over 150 athletes committed to fighting exclusively under the CWFC banner.

Newman (10-4) is a top-ten-ranked UK lightweight who has a 2-0 CWFC record, with the most recent of those wins coming via first-round submission against Greg Loughran at CWFC 49.

The 31-year-old Welshman said: “I’m extremely happy to have signed with Cage Warriors Fighting Championship and I’m looking forward to making a challenge for that lightweight world title.”

Westin (6-2), a highly-regarded 24-year-old Swedish welterweight, holds notable wins over top Finnish pair Glenn Sparv and Kai Puolakka, as well as CWFC veteran Dan Hope.

“Cage Warriors has a very strong welterweight division but I’m looking forward to being a part of it, and I’m excited to make my debut,” said Westin, who has taken all but one of his wins inside the distance.

Suarez (15-6) is an eight-fight veteran of the M-1 promotion who impressed on his CWFC debut earlier this year at CWFC 64, despite dropping a decision loss to Danny Roberts.

The 35-year-old Spaniard, who has taken 12 of his 15 victories by stoppage, said: “Signing with Cage Warriors is a huge opportunity for me and I’m looking forward to competing against the best in Europe.”

Weibel (8-2), a former welterweight who’s set to move to the 155lbs division, will be keen to pick up his first CWFC win when he returns to action for the first time since his CWFC 64 decision defeat to Matt Inman.

“I’m proud to have signed with Cage Warriors and I’m really excited about the prospect of making a good impression for Europe’s top promotion,” said the 28-year-old Swiss fighter.

Brander (7-1), a fellow countryman of Weibel’s, recently returned to winning ways after tasting defeat for the first time in his career against Nad Narimani in London this past February.

A 26-year-old featherweight who has taken all of his wins inside the first two rounds, Brander said: “I appreciate the chance Cage Warriors has given me and I promise to make my mark on the 145lbs division.”

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