- Jones, the former light heavyweight champion, relinquished the title in mid-August to move up to heavyweight. The date of his debut has yet to be finalized.
- Lesnar, the former heavyweight champion, recently paused negotiations with the WWE and is now a free agent. He last stepped inside the UFC cage in 2016.
- Former interim lightweight champion Tony Ferguson wants to return the favor and help Lesnar train for Jones. Lesnar was Ferguson’s coach when the latter joined the Ultimate Fighter reality show/tournament in 2010.
- Oddsmakers have Jones as the -360 favorite over Lesnar, whom they have as the +265 underdog.