Jim Alers (5-1) is set to return to action this fall and will be looking to pull in two W’s with back to back fights in September and November. Alers was last in action in February when he defeated Matt Kersse with a first round guillotine to bounce back from the first defeat of his career which he suffered at the hands of Ronald Jacobs in only 24 seconds via TKO on the Art of Fighting card in April of 2010. After that fight Alers took a year off from the cage and used that time to better his skills why also winning several prestigious jiu jitsu tournaments and competing in the Abu Dhabi Championship which is held in the middle east and is possible the most well respected and prestigious tournament in the world.
Alers was able to come off of a nearly year layoff very successfully and impressively when he defeated Matt Kersse with a first round submission, but has not fought in almost seven months. In September he will be looking to do much of the same when he faces Kerry Lattimer (2-1) in a bout that will be contested at 155 lbs. Lattimore is 1-1 over his last two bouts and is 2-1 overall. Both victories came as a result of first round stoppages, but his lone defeat also came as a result of a stoppage in the second round due to a choke. Alers will be looking to replicate that result. Four out of his five victories came as the result of submissions, with win number five being the result of a knockout victory. None of Alers’ fights have went to a decision. He has been able to stop every opponent that he holds victories over, and will be looking for stoppage number six when he moves up to lightweight to face Lattimer, before turning his attention to his November bout.
In November Alers will be returning home to Florida and will be facing Denis Hernandez (3-2) in Miami on the Ultimate Alliance Fights 1 card. Denis Hernandez and Alers will meet in the Featherweight division, the weight class that Alers is ranked #6 at in the state of Florida. Hernandez will be coming into this bout riding a three fight winning steak, all three victories were the result of three stoppages. Alers will be poised to not let himself be the victim of stoppage number four, and will be using Hernandez as away to catapult himself even further up the rankings and into the national spotlight.
Jim Alers is more than skilled and talented enough to pull off two back to back victories in a row, and he will be looking to do just that this fall. If he is successful, he will have moved himself even further up the rankings and will have cemented himself even more in the national spotlight, and will have made himself an even more coveted free agent prospect moving forward in his career. Please stay tuned as more information becomes available on this very promising Florida fighter.