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Trevin Jones vs Mario Bautista Added To UFC 259 After Randy Costa Injury

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The UFC has added Trevin Jones vs Mario Bautista to the UFC 259 card after Randy Costa was forced to withdraw from the bout against Jones due to an injury. This change in the card was first reported by Farah Hannoun over at MMA Junkie.

Trevin Jones vs Mario Bautista To Square off at UFC 259

Trevin Jones (12-6 1 NC, 0-0 1 NC UFC) will be looking to get his first official UFC win after his first win was ruled a no contest due to a marijuana suspension. He made his UFC debut against Timur Valiev in August 2020 and made a fantastic comeback TKO win, earning a $50,00 bonus in the process, though the win would later get overturned.

Mario Bautista (8-1, 2-1 UFC) will be trying to get his third straight win inside the UFC after defeating Miles Johns and Jin Soo Son in his last two fights. His lone loss in the octagon came in his UFC debut against a streaking Cory Sandhagen.

It’s not clear where the Trevin Jones vs Mario Bautista fight will land on the card but it will definitely be a fun fight at bantamweight! UFC 259 will be headlined by Jan Blachowicz and Israel Adesanya duking it out for the UFC Light Heavyweight Championship. The whole card is listed below:

  • Light Heavyweight Championship: Jan Blachowicz vs Israel Adesanya
  • Women’s Featherweight Championship: Amanda Nunes vs Megan Anderson
  • Bantamweight Championship: Petr Yan vs Aljamain Sterling
  • Light Heavyweight: Thiago Santos vs Aleksander Rakic
  • Lightweight: Islam Makhachev vs Drew Dober
  • Lightweight: Uros Medic vs Aalon Cruz
  • Flyweight: Joseph Benavidez vs Askar Askarov
  • Bantamweight: Dominick Cruz vs Casey Kenney
  • Welterweight: Sean Brady vs Jake Matthews
  • Flyweight: Tim Elliott vs Jordan Espinosa
  • Flyweight: Kai Kara-France vs Rogerio Bontorin
  • Bantamweight: Kyler Phillips vs Yadong Song
  • Strawweight: Livinha Souza vs Amanda Lemos
  • Light Heavyweight: Carlos Ulberg vs Kennedy Nzechukwu
  • Bantamweight: Trevin Jones vs Mario Bautista

Who do you see winning the Trevin Jones vs Mario Bautista fight? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!

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Jeff Swartz is a combat sports writer and editor for With a focus on the UFC, Jeff also covers other major combat sports promotions like Bellator, ONE, World Lethwei Championship, Sparta Sports & Entertainment, and much more!