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Mike Davis vs. Mason Jones added to UFC Fight Night card on Jan. 20

Two-division Cage Warriors champion Mason Jones has drawn a stern test in his UFC debut.

Jones (10-0 MMA, 0-0 UFC) will face Mike Davis (8-2 MMA, 1-1 UFC) at UFC Fight Night on Jan. 20, which takes place on “Fight Island” in Abu Dhabi.

People with knowledge of the matchup confirmed the booking to MMA Junkie but asked to remain anonymous as the promotion has yet to make an official announcement. MMA Island was the first to report the news Tuesday.

Undefeated Welshman Jones became a two-division Cage Warriors champion in 2020 before signing his first contract with the UFC. He stopped Joe McColgan to capture the vacant lightweight title at Cage Warriors 113 in March, then added the vacant welterweight title with a finish of Adam Proctor at Cage Warriors 116 in September, before issuing an impassioned call to Dana White to sign him to the UFC.

Davis hasn’t competed since October 2019, when he knocked out Thomas Gifford at UFC on ESPN+ 19 in one of the most one-sided beatings in UFC history. The win marked Davis’ first in the UFC.

With the addition, the UFC Fight Night lineup for Jan. 20 includes:

  • Leon Edwards vs. TBD
  • Michael Chiesa vs. Neil Magny
  • Viviane Araujo vs. Roxanne Modafferi
  • Tyson Nam vs. Matt Schnell
  • Francisco Figueredo vs. Jerome Rivera
  • Dean Barry vs. Mike Jackson
  • Pedro Munhoz vs. Jimmie Rivera
  • Matt Brown vs. Carlos Condit
  • Zarrukh Adashev vs. Jeffrey Molina
  • Lerone Murphy vs. Douglas Silva de Andrade
  • Vinicius Moreira vs. Ike Villanueva
  • Manon Fiorot v. Victoria Leonardo
  • Mike Davis vs. Mason Jones
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