- UFC 256 will be Souza’s first fight in 2020. He was scheduled to meet Uriah Hall at UFC 249 in May but was pulled off the card after testing positive for COVID-19. The 40-year-old Brazilian is on a two-fight skid.
- The 27-year-old Vettori, meanwhile, is on a three-fight win streak. He last saw action in June against Karl Roberson and won via first-round submission.
- The company has yet to finalize the venue for UFC 256, but it will likely take place at the APEX facility in Las Vegas.