Cage Warriors two-division champion Mason Jones will make his Octagon debut against Mike Davis at UFC on ESPN 20.
Multiple outlets confirmed the lightweight booking following an initial report from MMA Island. UFC on ESPN 20 takes place on Yas Island in Abu Dhabi and was supposed to be headlined by a welterweight clash between Leon Edwards and Khamzat Chimaev. However, the card is in need of a new main event after Chimaev withdrew from the bout.
Jones will enter his first promotional foray with a 10-0 professional mark, including nine triumphs under the Cage Warriors banner. “The Dragon” closed out his promotional tenure by capturing the welterweight belt with a first-round stoppage of Adam Proctor at Cage Warriors 116 on Sept. 26. Prior to that, the 25-year-old Welshman claimed the 155-pound strap with a first-round technical knockout of Joe McColgan at Cage Warriors 113 in March.
A competitor on Season 2 of Dana White’s Contender Series, Davis has split a pair of Octagon appearances. After being submitted by Gilbert Burns in his debut at UFC Fight Night 150, Davis rebounded to knock out Thomas Gifford in the third round of their encounter at UFC Fight Night 161 in October 2019.
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