CAGE Warriors headliner Mason Jones could never be accused of lacking ambition.

The unbeaten mixed martial arts ace has seen the path fellow Gwent fighters Jack Marshman and Jack Shore have taken to the UFC – and he is intent on following them there.

Jones, 24, again plans on showing what he is capable of tomorrow when he tops the bill at Cage Warriors 108 in Cardiff, the Welshman taking on Finland’s Aleksi Mäntykivi (13-5).

The Viola Arena is set to be packed for another bumper night of MMA in the capital, with a heavy Welsh presence on the show’s main card.

“This is the biggest fight of my career,” said Blaenavon’s Jones (7-0).

“Each of my opponents has been better than the last and this is no exception – there’s going to be fireworks on the night.

“I’m really looking forward to going in there and showing what I’m made of.

“I’ve headlined other cards but not the calibre of a Cage Warriors main card.

“It’s an honour to be headlining this show and I’m going to put on a performance that meets the standard of Cage Warriors.”

And extending his perfect professional record is just one reason why Jones wants to put on a show.

He added: “I’m quite fed up of waiting for a title fight. I’ve proved I’m ready for it a number of times.

“If they’re not giving me a shot at the title then I want the toughest opponent they can find.

“Jai Herbert is the champion and he’s fighting in a fortnight.

“I’d love to fight him, I don’t mind where, I’m more than willing to travel.

“I definitely intend sending out a message to him this weekend.”

He continued: “I don’t see anyone on this platform who can beat me.

“Cage Warriors is the perfect place for getting into the UFC, and it’s definitely achievable, especially with the shows we have in Wales.

“Guys like Jack Marshman, Jack Shore, Brett Johns and John Phillips have opened the door to the UFC for the rest of us, and that door is wide open.

“A good performance this weekend will give me the chance to win a title and put me on the UFC’s radar.

“I think I could be looking at the UFC in the next 10-12 months.”

On the man in front of him tomorrow night, he said: “I’m facing a very tough opponent who is coming to win.

“It’s an exciting match-up because our styles play well against each other, so it should be a great fight to watch.

“He’s going to try and put me on the back foot, but I don’t go backwards.

“I’ve been preparing for this with some extremely high class and respected fighters.

“I’ve got a very well-rounded fighting style and I don’t see any gaps in my game right now.

“It’s always been my intention to be the best fighter in the world. That has always been the mindset.”