Over four months after their first UFC fight, Mason Jones and Alan Patrick are set to go head to head again in a few weeks time.
The pair first met in June earlier this year, but the fight ended in a no-contest. Neither fighter has fought since, but they are set to face off in Las Vegas on the 23rd of October at UFC Fight Night.
So, what happened in their first fight? Why was there no winner?
What happened in Mason Jones’ first UFC fight vs Alan Patrick?
Jones and Patrick fought at UFC Fight Night 189 on the undercard of Rozenstruik vs. Sakai. The Welshman was looking to bounce back after his debut loss to Mike Davis in January.
The former Cage Warriors double champion started strong and was in complete control of the fight. It looked a matter of time before his hand would be raised, but an unfortunate moment in the second round caused the bout to stop.
Jones accidentally poked Patrick’s eye. The Brazilian was allowed treatment to see if he could recover, but he revealed that he was unable to see. That caused the referee to call off the fight and it was declared a no-contest.
A look at Jones’ UFC debut
Jones made his UFC debut against Davis on the undercard of Michael Chiesa vs Neil Magny in Abu Dhabi in January this year. It was a big moment for the Blaenavon fighter, who was looking to be the promotion’s breakthrough star of 2021.
Sadly, he couldn’t get the job done after three hard-fought rounds. Davis won the fight on points via unanimous decision handing Jones his first-ever loss in his professional career.
The Dragon would’ve arguably picked up a win against Patrick in the first fight, but that, sadly, didn’t happen. He now has a big chance to break his duck on October 23, but it won’t be easy.