Multiple people with knowledge of the promotion’s plans confirmed to MMA Fighting that Jones will face Ludovit Klein in a lightweight bout at next Saturday’s event at the O2 Arena. Eurosport NL was first to report the new booking.
Klein will look to continue his success at lightweight after defeating Devonte Smith at UFC 272 in March via split decision. Prior to that, the 27-year-old had dropped back-to-back contests in the featherweight division to Mike Trizano and Nate Landwehr.
Jones, a former two-division Cage Warriors champ, enters the bout following his first octagon victory over David Onama at October’s UFC Vegas 41 event. In his two previous promotional appearances, the Wales standout dropped a Fight of the Night decision to Mike Davis and fought Alan Patrick to a no contest following an accidental eye poke at UFC Vegas 28 in June 2021.