Neil Seery vs Ulysses Gomez set for Cage Warriors 62

Neil Seery is set to put his CWFC flyweight strap on the line at Cage Warriors 62.

The Irishman’s first title defence will be against UFC veteran Ulysses Gomez when Cage Warriors Fighting Championship heads to Newcastle’s Metro Radio Arena on Saturday, December 7, 2013.

The meeting will be one of two title bouts on the night, with CWFC bantamweight champion Brett Johns already booked for a clash with James Brum in the north-east of England.

Seery (13-9) made history at Cage Warriors 55 in his native Dublin back in June, when he submitted Mikael Silander to become CWFC’s first ever flyweight champion.

The win was the 34-year-old’s fourth in succession, after he previously overcame Mark Platts, Karl Harrison and Paul Marin to secure his shot at the vacant 125lbs title.

Seery said: “I’m looking forward to defending the belt against Ulysses Gomez in Newcastle. He’s a high-calibre opponent with experience at the top level, but I won’t give up this belt easily.”

Gomez (9-4) challenges for the Cage Warriors gold following a two-fight stint with the UFC, which came to an end after a close decision loss to CWFC veteran Phil Harris in London this past February.

Hailing from California, the 30-year-old is a one-time Bellator winner and former champion for the renowned US promotion Tachi Palace Fights, who has been stopped just once – by UFC star John Moraga – during a professional career that began in March 2008.

“Fighting for the Cage Warriors belt is a huge honour. Becoming Cage Warriors champion will prove that I’m one of the best fighters in the world,” said Gomez, who has taken seven of his nine victories via submission.

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