Holst to tackle Santos on Cage Warriors

Another exciting Cage Warriors card is taking shape, with the organisation adding two more bouts to the bill for CWFC Fight Night 7 in Amman.

The event, which takes place at the New Boxing Arena on Saturday, September 1, will be Cage Warriors’ ninth of 2012 and the fourth in the Jordanian capital since last year.

Debuting for the organisation will be ex-UFC fighter Mark Holst (pictured) and BJJ ace Leonardo Santos in a lightweight bout. Also at CWFC Fight Night 7, Liam James will begin his stint at bantamweight against Olivier Pastor.

Holst (10-3-0), who hails from Ottawa in Canada, was signed by the UFC in 2010 following a second-round submission win over three-fight UFC veteran Corey Hill.

26-year-old Holst suffered a decision loss to John Gunderson on his UFC debut, before being submitted by Paul Sass at UFC 120 in London. Holst has gone 2-0 since his UFC exit.

Santos (10-3-0), once considered the best lightweight BJJ practicioner in the world, fights for the renowned Nova Uniao team in Rio de Janeiro alongside the likes of Jose Aldo.

The 32-year-old, a seven-time world champion, is on a 9-1 streak in MMA since 2007, a run that includes a BAMMA victory over Jason Ball last year.

Meanwhile, Liam James will have his first fight since cutting from featherweight against French veteran Olivier Pastor, with both men looking to stay unbeaten under the Cage Warriors banner.

James (6-3-0), a 28-year-old Englishman, earned himself an exclusive CWFC contract with an outstanding display of striking that saw him overcome previously undefeated Frenchman Jean N’Doye at CWFC Fight Night 5 in Jordan back in April.

38-year-old Pastor (15-10-0-1nc), who defeated Niko Gjoka in his first Cage Warriors appearance last year, knocked out Dino Gambatesa inside a minute at CWFC Fight Night 6 in Bahrain in May.

Many more fights are still to be announced for CWFC Fight Night 7.

CWFC Fight Night 7

Conor McGregor v Jim Alers – featherweight title bout
Victor Cheng v Pavel Kusch – middleweight title bout
Mark Holst v Leonardo Santos
Liam James v Olivier Pastor

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