Mason Jones Stays On UFC Vegas 41, Welcomes David Onama To The UFC

Mason Jones and Mike Davis, UFC Fight Island 8
ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - JANUARY 20: (L-R) Mason Jones punches Mike Davis in a lightweight fight during the UFC Fight Night event at Etihad Arena on UFC Fight Island on January 20, 2021 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC)

Mason Jones is staying on the UFC Vegas 41 card after all.

MMA DNA was first to report the news that Jones will be fighting David Onama this weekend at UFC Fight Night: Costa vs. Vettori. Both fighters would confirm the booking on social media. Jones was scheduled to rematch Alan Patrick; however, Patrick pulled out of the fight last week.

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 managed before him.

Onama (7-0) is coming off a win at Fighting Alliance Championship 10. He fought Brad Robison on October 8 and knocked him out in a little over two minutes. Onama has six finishes in his seven wins and will be the first Ugandese born fighter in the UFC.

UFC Fight Night: Costa vs. Vettori goes down this Saturday at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas. Paulo Costa and Marvin Vettori will headline the event and will be broadcast on ESPN+.

The October 23 fight card now includes the following reported bouts:

  • Paulo Costa vs. Marvin Vettori
  • Grant Dawson vs. Rick Glenn
  • Jessica-Rose Clark vs. Joselyne Edwards
  • Alex Caceres vs. Seung Woo Choi
  • Dwight Grant vs. Francisco Trinaldo
  • Nick Negumereanu vs. Ike Villanueva
  • Gregory Rodrigues vs. Jun Yong Park
  • Mason Jones vs. David Onama
  • Tabatha Ricci vs. Maria de Oliveira Neta
  • Jamie Pickett vs. Laureano Staropoli
  • Khama Worthy vs. Jai Herbert
  • Jeff Molina vs. Daniel Lacerda
  • Jonathan Martinez vs. TBD
  • Randa Markos vs. Lívia Renata Souza