After a successful UFC 262 event that gave us a new champion in Charles “Do Bronx” Oliviera and displayed other top MMA performances, fans await for the next star-studded event that is upon us.
Bantamweight contenders Rob Font and Cody Garbrandt will highlight the UFC Fight Night.
Font, 33, will be a form favourite entering into the contest on the back of a stunning win against Marlon Moraes in December 2020. The third-placed bantamweight fighter bagged the Performance of the Night bonus the last time he stepped inside a UFC octagon. He will be high on confidence and looking to propel his pro-MMA record against Garbrandt.
The MMA starlet has three fights consecutively, having an 8-3 record. Six of these victories were secured via judges’ decision.
Garbrandt is just a spot behind his next opponent in the UFC rankings. The former UFC champion stands at the fourth spot in the bantamweight rankings. He last took on Raphael Assuncao at UFC 250 in June 2020 where he bagged a sublime victory with a second-round finish. This fight boosted his confidence since he had hit a form slump.
Before the Assuncao fight, he suffered a KO loss to Pedro Munhoz at UFC 235 which was his third loss in a row. He had previously fought and lost to his longtime rival TJ Dillashaw on two occasions.
Alongside the main event, a fight between middleweights Jack Hermansson and Edmen Shahbazyan has been added to the card. They were originally scheduled to fight at UFC 262 though, but it was put off.
Yan Xiaonan will lock horns against former UFC women’s strawweight championship Carla Esparza. It is highly likely that the winner of this fight will get a title shot in the next match-up.
The remaining fights on the main card are Justin Tafa vs. Jared Vanderaa, Felicia Spencer vs. Norma Dumont Viana, and David Dvorak vs. Raulian Paiva.
When is the next UFC event?
UFC Fight Night: Font vs. Garbrandt will take place on May 22, 2021.
The UFC Apex facility in Nevada, Las Vegas, will host the big event. The Apex facility’s octagon is five feet smaller than the standard UFC cage.
How to watch UFC Fight Night?
You can watch every UFC fight on the UFC Fight Pass and UFC Mobile App.
|Bantamweight||Rob Font||vs.||Cody Garbrandt|
|Women’s Strawweight||Yan Xiaonan||vs.||Carla Esparza|
|Heavyweight||Justin Tafa||vs.||Jared Vanderaa|
|Women’s Featherweight||Felicia Spencer||vs.||Norma Dumont Viana|
|Flyweight||David Dvořák||vs.||Raulian Paiva|
|Middleweight||Jack Hermansson||vs.||Edmen Shahbazyan|
|Bantamweight||Ricardo Ramos||vs.||Bill Algeo|
|Heavyweight||Ben Rothwell||vs.||Chris Barnett|
|Welterweight||Court McGee||vs.||Cláudio Silva|
|Flyweight||Bruno Gustavo da Silva||vs.||Victor Rodriguez|
|Featherweight||Josh Culibao||vs.||Sha Yilan|
|Lightweight||Damir Hadžović||vs.||Yancy Medeiros|
|Lightweight||Rafael Alves||vs.||Damir Ismagulov|