Plans have changed for lightweight Ludovit Klein. While he was first expected to face Ignacio Bahamondes at UFC 277 on July 30th, he is now being lined up to meet Mason Jones on July 23rd.
The new matchup, which was first reported by Marcel Dorff of Eurosport Netherlands, is joining a card that is scheduled to take place at the O2 Arena in London, England.
Bahamondes was reportedly forced out of his appearance against Klein due to visa issues. He was fighting to earn his third consecutive win since joining the UFC roster last year.
Because of this change, Klein is now scheduled to appear a week earlier than initially expected. Klein snapped a two-fight skid in his last appearance, earning a split decision victory over Devonte Smith.
Jones, a former Cage Warriors Champion, is coming off his first UFC victory. That win came in October 2021, when he beat short-notice opponent David Onama on scorecards.
Heavyweights Curtis Blaydes and Tom Aspinall are scheduled to headline UFC’s return to London. Here is how the show looks right now:
Bout 11: Curtis Blaydes (16-3) vs. Tom Aspinall (12-2) (Heavyweight)
Bout 10: Muhammad Mokaev (6-0) vs. Charles Johnson (11-2) (Flyweight)
Bout 9: Molly McCann (12-4) vs. Hannah Goldy (6-2) (Flyweight)
Bout 8: Nikita Krylov (27-9) vs. Alexander Gustafsson (18-7) (Light Heavyweight)
Bout 7: Paul Craig (16-4-1) vs. Volkan Oezdemir (17-6) (Light Heavyweight)
Bout 6: Mandy Bohm (7-1) vs. Victoria Leonardo (8-4) (Flyweight)
Bout 5: Mawkwan Amirkhani (17-7) vs. Jonathan Pearce (12-4) (Featherweight)
Bout 4: Marc Diakiese (15-5) vs. Damir Hadzovic (14-6) (Lightweight)
Bout 3: Paddy Pimblett (18-3) vs. Jordan Leavitt (10-1) (Lightweight)
Bout 2: Nathaniel Wood (17-5) vs. Charles Rosa (14-7) (Featherweight)
Bout 1: Ludovit Klein (18-4) vs. Mason Jones (11-1) (Lightweight)