Sam Spencer ready to make a statement in featherweight return at Cage Warriors 88

In the age of full time professional combatants, the aim is to entertain, impress and move up to higher echelons. In his six pro outings, Sam Spencer (5-1) has managed to keep those factors at heart. As new horizons are reached, the aforementioned echelons also bring a move up in weight to 145lbs with them.

The last time Spencer battled at 145lbs resulted in his only professional loss ten months ago. However the former believes under the circumstances given, the situation was much different to where he finds himself presently.

“My last match up at 145lbs was a short-notice change of opponent and weight class,” Sam explained. “I lost the fight against James McErlean but felt like I performed really well right up until the silly mistake that cost me the fight.

“To be honest, I’ve gotten tired of the process of constantly dieting down and restricting calories whilst training full time and I’m not being paid enough by any domestic promotion to make it worth my while to stay within cutting distance of bantamweight. I feel stronger, more explosive and overall much healthier at featherweight.”

Following on from his set-back, Sam’s goal was to respond with a performance that would make critics eat their words as he battled another gritty Irishman in Dylan Sheehan in April, winning with a third round TKO.

“I wanted to win and win in dominant fashion,” Spencer asserted. “The silly loss against McErlean was a learning curve for me. In the fight against Sheehan I feel like I shown my maturity as a fighter and also how well rounded my skill set is. With the performance on FCC, I was looking to draw the attraction of one of the country’s bigger promotions and I did, earning myself a five-fight contract in the process.”

That five-fight deal in question came not long after as the ‘Smooth’ one inked a deal with Cage Warriors. On October 28th from the Echo Arena in Liverpool, Spencer is set to make his promotional debut versus undefeated Scotsman Paull McBain (3-0) on one of the biggest cards of the year in UK MMA.

Despite the extra pressure and extra eyeballs, the Manchester Predators’ representative remains unfazed and will rely on talents to shine through as he plans his road to CWFC gold.

“I’m always improving. I’m never out of the gym and all I do is train and learn. I feel like I’m on a level athletically to compete with the best in Europe. My skills cause problems for everyone I spar or compete against and I’m only going to get better.

“Within five fights I hope to be at CWFC World Title level, though i’m going to take it one fight at a time like always. I plan on getting past Paul McBain in impressive fashion on the 28th October and then competing one more time before the end of the year.”

Sam added that he wants to thank his coaches, training partners as well Full Motion Physio, Monkey Nutrition, RikFit Dynamic Coaching, Protein Kitchen, Tiger Procurement, Glenn Slater Contractors and Wykamol for all of their ongoing support.

You can follow Sam on Twitter and Instagram at @SamSpencerMMA.