Finn Aleksi Mäntykivi (13-5) will headline Cage Warriors 108 In the biggest fight of his career to date against unbeaten Welsh prospect Mason Jones (7-0). The event goes down on Saturday October 12th in Cardiff. Read the press release from the promotion below.
‘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.