A pair of UFC lightweights will be looking to get back in the win column come June.
First reported by Combate, lightweight prospect Mason Jones and Alan Patrick will fight at a yet-to-be-announced UFC event on June 5. Jones would later confirm the news on his Instagram Story.
Jones (10-1) had his UFC debut spoiled by Mike Davis at UFC Fight Night: Chiesa vs. Magny on ‘Fight Island’ in January. He would lose a unanimous decision but be awarded ‘Fight of the Night.’ Before his loss, “The Dragon” was undefeated and a former two-division champion for Cage Warriors, a feat that only Conor McGregor and Dan Hardy had done before him.
Patrick (15-3) is on the first two-fight losing streak of his 13-year career. The Brazilian known as “Nuguette” returned from a two-year layoff in 2020 and lost a dominant unanimous decision to Bobby Green. Before his loss to Green, he had a three-fight winning streak snapped when Scott Holtzman finished him at UFC 229 in 2018.
The UFC’s June 5 event does not have an official location, venue, or broadcast plans announced. With this latest addition to the June 5 fight card, it now looks like this:
- Alan Patrick vs. Mason Jones
- Manon Fiorot vs. Maryna Moroz
- Walt Harris vs. Marcin Tybura
- Sean Woodson vs. Youssef Zalal
- Tanner Boser vs. Ilir Latifi