For a few days now Mason Jones has been teasing some fight news for UFC London. With the short notice nature, many speculated that it was too late for the Welshman to make the cut as a fighter. However, Mason will be there after all. After Ignacio Bahamondes had to withdraw from his lightweight bout with Ludovit Klein. Due to visa issues. Jones has stepped up on short notice to take on the Slovakian.
At 27, Mason is one of the UK’s hottest prospects. A former Cage Warriors lightweight and welterweight champion he entered the UFC with a lot of hype. Things didn’t go his way in his debut though. But he has since put that loss in the rearview mirror and will look to put on a statement performance in front of the UK fans next week.
11-1 (1 NC), he has a well-rounded skill set that has seen him pick up a plethora of victories. With four. KO/TKO’s, along with three submissions and four decisions. Proving he has what it takes to finish fights late and early. Mason is dangerous for the full 15 minutes.
His opponent will be Slovakia’s Ludovit Klein. An incredibly tough opponent to face, especially on short notice. Klein proved last time out how talented he is. Defeating the also talented Devonte Smith. Not having the greatest run in the UFC currently 2-2 in the promotion. He has shown glimpses of brilliance and shouldn’t be underestimated.
Also 27, this fight will be between two up-and-coming lightweights. 18-4 Ludovit will have the edge in experience. A finisher, of his 18 wins only two have gone to decisions. Boasting eight KO/TKO’s and eight submissions.
Ignacio Bahamondes vs Ludovit Klein would have been a banger. Mason Jones vs Ludovit Klein will be a banger. Two young and hungry competitors, both looking to make waves in the division.
Both are well versed in all aspects of mixed martial arts. This fight has so many different pathways it could take. All lead to it being a great fight and a potential star-making night for Mason Jones should he prevail.
Does Mason Jones move to 12-1 in UFC London on July 23rd?