Cage Warriors: Mason Jones to fight for second World title

By Lewis StephensBBC Sport Wales
Mason Jones: Cage Warriors world champion aims to 'break' Adam Proctor within two rounds

Cage Warriors lightweight world champion Mason Jones will look to claim the welterweight title when he takes on Adam Proctor on 26 September.

Jones, 25, extended his unbeaten record to nine wins by beating Joe McGolgan in March for the lightweight world title.

He is bidding to be the first fighter since Conor McGregor to hold two Cage Warriors world titles at the same time.

"This is going to catapult me not only into the UFC but will also secure my legacy as a Welsh MMA legend," he said.

Proctor's record is 12 wins and one defeat as a professional and is on an seven-fight winning streak since his sole loss to Welshman Aaron Khalid in October 2016.

Blaenavon fighter Jones had no concerns about the move up in weight and is confident before the bout at Manchester's BEC Arena.

"I think I'm better than him everywhere. I don't see the weight being an issue - he's going to be a stone heavier than me max," Jones said.

Jones believes he's "ready" to move into the UFC but isn't looking past this fight.

He added: "I'm going to go in there and destroy him and whether that means I get signed for the UFC for November or I defend the lightweight strap before the end of the year I'm happy to do either."

Should he get signed to the UFC he would join its four Welsh fighters: Brett Johns, Jack Marshman, John Phillips and Jack Shore.