(PRESS RELEASE) -- AN inaugural CWFC flyweight title bout has been
set for Cage Warriors 55 at The Helix in Dublin, Ireland, on
Saturday, June 1.
Dublin’s own Neil Seery and
Finnish star Mikael
Silander will clash in a bid to become Cage Warriors’ first
ever 125lbs champion.
Officials had scheduled to determine the new title-holder via a
four-man tournament to be contested on the night, but with several
potential participants being ruled out in recent weeks, a bout for
the vacant belt has been fixed instead.
“I’m disappointed that we haven’t been able to keep the tournament
on the card, but a few of the fighters at the top of our list had
become unavailable due to injuries or having fights scheduled on
other shows,” explained Cage Warriors CEO Graham Boylan.
Seery has been the top performer in our flyweight division over
the last year or so, while Mikael
Silander is one of the best in Europe and was already
contracted to take part in the tournament.
“It will definitely make for a fitting fight to crown the first
ever Cage Warriors flyweight champion. We also still have our
bantamweight and lightweight tournaments to look forward to later
in the year.”
Seery (12-9), ranked third in Europe, has put together a 4-1 record
since making his debut under the Cage Warriors banner with a KO win
against Niko Gjoka in
Since dropping a loss to Artemij
Sitenkov at Cage Warriors 46, the 33-year-old Irishman has
embarked on a run of three consecutive wins, the most recent of
which saw him dispose of Paul Marin with
a stunning liver-kick KO at Cage Warriors 53 in Glasgow last
Seery said: “I’m very grateful to Cage Warriors for giving me this
title shot. I feel at home fighting for Cage Warriors and the
opportunity to become their first flyweight champion is a great
privilege, especially in my hometown. I can’t wait for June 1.
Silander (8-1) has put together an impressive record since making
his professional debut in September 2010, with his only defeat to
date coming via a close decision against European number two
Holding notable wins over highly-ranked opponents such as Michal
Hamrsmid and Toni Tauru,
27-year-old Silander is currently seventh in the European
“I’m truly honoured to be given the opportunity to win the first
ever Cage Warriors flyweight title,” said Silander. “This fight
comes at a perfect time in my career. I’ve been training really
hard and it will be an awesome chance to showcase my skills to a