CWFN 8A new bout has been formed for the Cage Warriors Fighting Championship (CWFC) Fight Night 8 card as Jack “The Stone” Mason (23-11) now faces Collin Reuter (9-1-1) in a welterweight battle. Mason’s original opponent, David Bielkheden, was forced to withdraw due to an injury. The event is set to take place at Al Fujairah’s Mirbeh Sports Hall in the United Arab Emirates on May 11.

CWFC officials announced the new bout on Friday.

Here is what Jack Mason had to say about the new matchup:

“I’m obviously disappointed not to be facing David Bielkheden as I had been relishing the opportunity to fight him, but Cage Warriors have pulled out all the stops again to match me with another top international opponent,” – Jack Mason.

Jack Mason is currently riding a three fight winning streak, most recently defeating Matt Inman via second round TKO at Cage Warriors 52 in March. Prior to that he scored a unanimous decision victory over Florent Betorangal at Cage Warriors 51 in December 2012, and a first round submission win over Alexei Roberts at Shock’n’Awe 12 in October 2012. Mason will no doubt look to extend his winning streak to four with a good performance against Reuter.

“Reuter has an impressive record, has trained with Team Alpha Male and has scored one of the most brutal knockouts of 2013 already, so I know I have my hands full with him. This is a very different style of fight to Bielkheden but I’m looking forward to the challenge and can’t wait to face him.” – Jack Mason.

Meanwhile, Collin Reuter is also on a three fight winning streak, most recently defeating Zack Shelley via first round submission at an AK Entertainment event in March. Prior to that he scored a first round KO victory over Gerald Fike at SAARFC 2 in February, and a first round submission win over Sam Carney at Midnight Sun Mayhem 2 in June 2012. Reuter has the chance to impress fans and viewers around the world with a big win over Mason on May 11.

“I’m excited about showcasing my skills at a higher level of competition and I’m thankful to Cage Warriors for such an opportunity. I always put on awesome fights and I fully expect to dominate and finish Jack Mason.” – Collin Reuter.

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