The Cage Warriors FC roster continues to expand, with the organisation pleased to announce that it has secured the services of former UFC lightweight champion Jens Pulver.
Pulver has signed a deal which will see him fight exclusively for CWFC outside of the USA. The 37-year-old will also travel to Cage Warriors events to host seminars and meet-and-greet sessions with fans.
A native of Washington, Pulver (25-16-1) was the UFCâ€™s first lightweight champion having defeated Caol Uno to take the title in February 2001. He successfully defended the belt against both Dennis Hallman and BJ Penn. Pulver was a coach on Season 5 of The Ultimate Fighter and also has a wealth of experience on other top promotions such as Pride FC and WEC.
â€œJens Pulver is a legend in the sport and weâ€™re delighted to have him on board,â€ said Cage Warriors director Graham Boylan. â€œHe can bring a lot to Cage Warriors as an organisation, both in and out of the cage, and the fact that a guy of this stature wants to be associated with Cage Warriors gives people an indication of our standing at this moment in time.â€
Pulver, who will debut for the organisation at Cage Warriors 47 in Dublin on June 2, said: â€œI am very excited to work with Graham and to be a part of the international dominance that is Cage Warriors. â€œI look forward to the fights and the appearances in the international venues. I plan to show the rest of the world why I was world champion and why I will be again.â€