The UFC has a bantamweight contest planned for its Dec. 18 Event.
Two people who are familiar with the targeted booking have recently informed MMA Junkie about the matchup, but they asked to remain anonymous because the promotion has yet make an official announcement.
Barcelos (16-2 MMA, 5-1 UFC) is coming off his first promotional loss, his first defeat overall since April 2014. Barcelos’ nine-fight winning streak was ended by Timur Valiev at UFC Fight Night 190.
Jones (13-7 MMA, 1-1 UFC) is also on the heels of his first UFC loss, a submission defeat to Saidyokub Kakhramonov in August. Jones defeated Mario Bautista (MMA) and Timur Valiev in the previous fight. Jones was found to be high on marijuana and the Valiev fight result was rescheduled .
The UFC Fight Night 199 lineup now includes
- Chris Daukaus vs. Derrick Lewis
- Amanda Lemos vs. Nina Nunes
- Abusupiyan Magomedov vs. Gerald Meerschaert
- Darren Elkins vs. Cub Swinson
- Anthony Hernandez vs. Dustin Stoltzfus
- Don’Tale Mayes vs. Josh Parisian
- Raphael Assuncao vs. Ricky Simon
- Jordan Leavitt vs. Matt Sayles
- Harry Hunsucker and Justin Tafa
- Julia Avila vs. Raquel Pennington
- Andre Ewell vs. Charles Jourdain
- Raoni Barcelos vs. Trevin Jones