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Mason Jones (mixed martial arts)

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Mason Jones
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Born26th April, 1995
Nickname(s)The Dragon
NationalityWelsh
Height1,778 cm (58 ft 4 in)
Weight155 lb (70 kg; 11 st 1 lb)
DivisionLightweight
Reach183 cm (72.0 in)
StyleBrazilian Jiu Jitsu, Boxing, Wrestling, Kickboxing, Judo
TeamPedro Bessa BJJ
Years active2017-present
Mixed martial arts record
Total10
Wins10
By knockout4
By submission3
By decision3
Losses0

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Mason Jones (born April 26th, 1995) is a Welsh mixed martial artist.[1] He competes in the lightweight division, in the European MMA-promotion: Cage Warriors, where he is the current lightweight and welterweight champion (as of September 26th, 2020).[2] Jones has been a professional mixed martial artist since October 2017.[3] Jones has also been on the Welsh National Judo Team, where he won gold in the British Cadet Championship, in 2010. He also won silver in the Northern Ireland Open Belfast, in 2014.[4]

Early Career[edit]

Mason Jones started doing martial arts in 2002. He started kickboxing when he was only 7 years old. When he was 12 he started doing Judo, and later got into Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, as well as training boxing and wrestling.[5]

Cage Warriors[edit]

Mason Jones was originally scheduled to make his professional MMA-debut against Brett Hassett at Cage Warriors 83, but Hassett pulled out of the fight, due to medical reasons.[6] Therefore the bout became an amateur bout, and he fought David Adonis instead. A fight that he won by Kimura, in the first round.[3]

CW 87[edit]

Jones then finally made his professional MMA-debut at Cage Warriors 87, against Shaun Luter. A fight that he won by Rear naked choke, at the end of the third round. [3]

CW 104[edit]

After a couple of more wins in Cage Warriors, he took on Belgian fighter: Donovan Desmae, in his 7th fight, at Cage Warriors 104.[7] Jones won the fight dominantly, only losing one round, on one of the judges scorecards. He won the fight by unanimous decision.[3] [8]

CW 108[edit]

In Jones’ 8th fight he took on the finish fighter Aleksi Mantykivi, at Cage Warriors 108. Jones had a dominant performance and won the fight by unanimous decision.[3][9]

CW 113[edit]

Mason Jones was then matched up with submission-specialist, Joe McCologan.[10] The fight was set to take place, for the Cage Warriors Lightweight Championship, at [[Cage Warriors 113]. Jones came out aggressive, and at the end of the first round, Jones landed a knee that dropped McCologan. He followed up with some ground and pound, that finished the fight and made Mason Jones the Cage Warriors Lightweight Champion.[11]

CW 116[edit]

At Cage Warriors 116 Mason Jones was matched up against British fighter Adam Proctor for the vacant Cage Warriors Welterweight Title. Mason Jones put pressure on the English-man from the beginning, and ended the fight via TKO, at 4 minutes 29 seconds, of the first round. This win made him a double champion at Cage Warriors.[12]

References[edit]

  1. "Mason Jones ("The Dragon") | MMA Fighter Page". Tapology.
  2. "Champions".
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 "Mason". Sherdog.
  4. "Mason Jones, Judoka, JudoInside". www.judoinside.com.
  5. Jones, Mason. "Click here to support Mason Jones". https://makeachamp.com/masonjones/15281. External link in |website= (help)
  6. "Cage Warriors 83 | MMA Event". Tapology.
  7. "Donovan". Sherdog.
  8. Carroll, Peter (April 27, 2019). "Cage Warriors 104 results: Jack Shore submits Scott Malone to secure clean sweep for Wales". MMA Fighting.
  9. "Aleksi Mantykivi MMA Stats, Pictures, News, Videos, Biography - Sherdog.com". Sherdog.
  10. "Joe". Sherdog.
  11. Smith, Lewis (March 21, 2020). "Lightweight champion Mason Jones wins big at Cage Warriors 113". WalesOnline.
  12. "Cage Warriors 116: Jones vs. Proctor Results".


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