One man leaves with the belt on September 26th. pic.twitter.com/kMwazZKlH8 — Cage Warriors (@CageWarriors) August 10, 2020
Two of the best European prospects are going to clash at Cage Warriors Fighting Championship as part of "The Trilogy”, the trio of consecutive events the British promotion has planned for its September return.
On Monday morning, Cage Warriors announced that current lightweight champion Mason Jones will face Adam Proctor for the vacant welterweight championship at the upcoming CW 116 event.
After several dominant performances, the unbeaten Jones (9-0) is gaining a reputation for himself on the European regional scene. Last time he stepped in the cage, "The Dragon" won the vacant lightweight championship at the expense of Joe McColgan via first-round TKO. Prior, Jones edged both Donovan Desmae and Aleksi Mantykivi by unanimous decision at CW 104 and CW 108, respectively. Now, he moves up a weight class in an attempt to add another belt to his collection and become the third CW two-divisional champion after Conor McGregor and Dan Hardy.
"Adding the welterweight title to my lightweight belt is going to cement my legacy as a Cage Warriors legend," said Jones in a statement. "Being the first Welsh fighter and only the second since McGregor to win two titles is something that I have no doubt will catapult me to the UFC, especially on a night which is set to make history as one of the biggest ever for European MMA.”
Proctor (12-1) is currently riding a seven-bout winning streak. He cemented his No. 1 contender status by dominating all the competition he faced under the Cage Warriors banner so far. "The Love Doctor" overcame Angelo Rubino, Olli Santalahti, and Madars Bertholds-Fleminas via unanimous decision at CW 98, CW 107, and CW 112, respectively.
CW 116 will go down at the Manchester BEC Arena on Sept. 26. A few days ago, the organization also announced that Morgan Charriere would take on ex-Professional Fighters League tournament member Max Coga in a featherweight title affair on the same night.