In the biggest fight of his career to date, unbeaten Welsh prospect Mason Jones will go head-to-head with Finnish striking sensation Aleksi Mäntykivi in Cardiff.
‘The Dragon’ called for a serious test in his first main event spot at the Viola Arena, and Mäntykivi was quick to answer.
Now 7-0 in the lightweight division, many believe Mason Jones to be the most exciting Welsh prospect on the European scene, and predict for him a similar future to previous Cage Warriors champions turned UFC stars Jack Shore, Brett Johns and Jack Marshman.
If Jones is move further toward the title, he’ll have to get past Mäntykivi – one of the most dominant lightweights on the continent and the only man to beat former lightweight champion Søren ‘True Viking’ Bak.
Mäntykivi’s last Cage Warriors appearance was a loss to Jack Grant at CW96. He’s since then returned to devastating form with back-to-back TKO wins.
With both men boasting numerous knockout finishes, fans can expect one of the most exciting and fast-paced lightweight contests of the year.
“I’m here to show I’m the greatest in this division and that I can defeat anyone,” said Jones.
“I’m always looking for those finishes and to end in a bang. I’m looking to destroy everyone… I’m coming for my belt.”
This is Jones’ first main event headline appearance at the Viola Arena, a now-notorious venue for the sport of MMA in Wales which has hosted his last two fights against Donovan Desmae and Kacper Formela.
Also announced for the October 12th Card are Welsh names Cory McKenna, Aaron Khalid, Oban Elliott and many more. See below for full current card details.
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Mason Jones vs Aleksi Mäntykivi – Lightweight
Aaron Khalid vs TBC – Welterweight
Cory McKenna vs Griet Eeckhout – Strawweight
Oban Elliott vs Eric Nolan – Lightweight
Rafail Skouras vs. Ben Ellis – Featherweight
Martin McDonough vs Shaun Luther – Lightweight
Jordan Peake vs Robyn Fischetti – Featherweight
Chris Sterling vs Dan Kneil – Bantamweight
Cage Warriors Academy Wales Amateur Card
Josh Hudson vs Liam Shotbolt – CWA Welterweight Title Fight
Tom Jones vs Logan Ostler – CWA Light-Heavyweight Title Fight
Ricky Wyatt vs Mitchell Goode – Middleweight
Kacper Zdunczyk vs Alex Gill – Welterweight
Danny Dixon vs Tom Carnell – Welterweight
Rafał Neuberg vs Will Davies – Middleweight
Scott Pearce vs Johnny Bryant – Bantamweight
Rhys Hughes vs Will Bladen – Middleweight
Jack Bryant vs Owain Davies – Flyweight
Harvey Hale vs Zach Holman – Lightweight
Ethan Silvey vs Michael Jones – Flyweight
Jordan Taylor vs Jack Allen-Smith – Lightweight