Mäntykivi Headlines Cage Warriors 108 Against Top Prospect

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.

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‘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.

Jones Faces Mäntykivi (Photo by Dolly Clew / Cage Warriors)

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.