FightPost MMA Fighter of the Week: Mason Jones
By Dan McConnell
This weekend was supposed to be a big one for UK mixed martial arts, with Cage Warriors and the UFC holding huge events in London.
However, the UFC London card was scrapped, while the Cage Warriors’ card moved to Manchester under tight restrictions due to the continued coronavirus.
Cage Warriors 113 featured UFC’s Darren Stewart as main-event, a Cage Warriors lightweight title fight between two top contenders, the return of Liverpool’s Paddy ‘The Baddy’ Pimblett and some impressive matchups on the undercard!
Possible mentions go to Conor Hignett on the prelims, who on the brink of defeat and secured a huge third round KO. Also Adam Amarasinghe for his buzzer beating first round KO.
And of course Paddy Pimblett who on his return, handed late replacement Decky Dalton a first round loss via ground strikes with an absolute flawless performance.
However, for his incredible performance, newly crowned Cage Warriors lightweight champion Mason ‘The Dragon’ Jones took this weeks honours!
The Welshman Jones, lifted the prestigious Cage Warriors title with a first round TKO victory over Belfast’s Joe McColgan.
Mason Jones dropped his opponent with a huge knee to the chin, after putting together a flurry of strikes to back McColgan into the fence totally defenceless.
What better way to lift the prestigious promotions title than via a first round knockout victory?
An incredible and well measured performance by Jones, took his record to 9-0 and cemented his place as one of the best 155-pounders in the world right now!
The newly-crowned Cage Warriors champion has been with the promotion from 2017, and has a record of 3 TKO’s, 3 decisions and 1 submission in that time.
At the age of 24, Mason Jones has the world at his hands. If the UFC come calling I’m sure he’ll make the jump, but don’t rule out a potential title defence with Cage Warriors’ return to Cardiff in the near future.
Congratulations to Mason ‘The Dragon’ Jones you are this weeks FightPost MMA Fighter of the Week!