CAGE Warriors 108 headliner Mason 'The Dragon' Jones improved to 8-0 against Finland’s Aleksi Mäntykivi on Saturday night, writes Jason Batty.

Jones was fighting on a card that yielded mixed results for Gwent fighters.

Walking out draped in his Welsh flag, Celtic Pride fighter Jones took the fight to the Finnish striker from the first bell, outclassing him in every department on his way to a comfortable, unanimous decision at the Viola Arena in Cardiff.

During the contest, the Welshman had a couple of submission attempts thwarted by Mäntykivi and was close to getting him out of there in the first round when he got hold of the Finn's arm for Kimura. Somehow, however, Mäntykivi fought it off, much to the bemusement of Jones and the crowd.

Mäntykivi at times did show glimpses of his striking pedigree, catching Jones with a few solid shots and bloodying the eye of the Welshman. But Jones relentlessly pressed forward with a dominant and mature performance, consolidating himself as number one contender in the Lightweight division.

It was a night to remember also for rising star and Tillery Combat fighter Oban Elliott. Drafted to the co-main event at the heavier weight class of Welterweight, Elliott took a fight with heavy hitter James 'Lights Out' Lilley on short notice after his original opponent withdrew.

It was a journey into the unknown for rising star Elliott against a very dangerous challenger, but the Welshman embraced the occasion and looked at home on the big stage, forcing his opponent to tap in the first round by rear naked choke and moving to 3-0 in the process.

Prior to the tap, Elliott dominated from the start and tagged Lilley with some big shots to set up the submission. Elliott made a huge statement with the win, emerging as another contender in the Cage Warriors Lightweight division.

Tillery Combat teammate Josh Reed bounced back with an impressive win against Croatian Ivan Zidar. Reed fought like his life was on the line and put in one of his best performances to date, even edging the stand up against Zidar, a man known for his striking, having had over 70 fights. But it was the ground where Reed executed the Bulldog choke and claimed the victory.

The night didn’t go to plan for Cwmbran’s Jordan Peake or Abertillery's Martin McDonough. Peake looked confident coming into the contest and came out the more aggressive, but his Greek opponent George Giannakidis picked up the win with a first-round arm bar submission.

McDonough, who made his long-awaited return to the octagon after four years, took on big puncher Shaun Luther in a tough reintroduction to the promotion, but was caught with a huge uppercut sending him to the canvas in the opening round to silence the Cardiff crowd.