MASON Jones will bid to join the UFC’s Conor McGregor and Dan Hardy as Cage Warriors two-weight champions next month.

The lightweight champion has made the move to welterweight to challenge for his second world title.

The 25-year-old from Blaenavon (9-0) will take on number one contender Adam Proctor (12-1) at CW116, the final night in ‘The Trilogy’ series.

Jones is undefeated since his professional debut and was crowned as Cage Warriors’ fighter of the year for 2019.

South Wales Argus: Mason Jones (Picture: Dolly Clews/Cage Warriors)Mason Jones (Picture: Dolly Clews/Cage Warriors)

He won the lightweight title in spectacular fashion with a calculated knockout over Joe McColgan at Cage Warriors 113 in March, the company’s last event before coronavirus pandemic.

Jones will return to the Manchester BEC Arena in the bid to follow in the footsteps of the iconic McGregor and Hardy.

“Adding the welterweight title to my lightweight belt is going to cement my legacy as a Cage Warriors legend,” he said.

“Being the first Welsh fighter and only the second since McGregor to win two titles is something that I have no doubt will catapult me to the UFC, especially on a night which is set to make history as one of the biggest ever for European MMA.

Proctor is on a seven-fight win streak and is tipped by many to be the UK’s next welterweight star.

“Proctor is an extremely dangerous opponent with a lot to offer. Overall, I know I’m going to be the better fighter everywhere and will be looking to get him out of there early.”

The Trilogy series, on three consecutive nights between September 24 and 26, will take place behind closed doors in Manchester.