The UFC recently confirmed that rising bantamweight contender No. 3 Rob Font will take on former champion Cody Garbrandt at May’s UFC on ESPN+ 48 event.
Font (18-4-0), 33, debuted in the UFC in July 2014. More recently, he has rattled off three straight wins, including an impressive TKO victory over Marlon Moraes at UFC on ESPN+41 last December. A win over Garbrandt would bolster his case for a title shot.
Garbrandt (12-3-0), 29, recently broke a three-fight losing streak with an impressive TKO win over Raphael Assuncao at UFC 250 last June. As with Font, this fight is critical to Cody to stay in the title shot conversation.
UFC on ESPN+ 48 is scheduled for May 22 at a location to be determined. Scheduled bouts include:
RAULIAN PAIVA (20-3-0) VS. DAVID DVORAK (19-3-0)
FELICIA SPENCER (8-2-0) VS. DANYELLE WOLF (1-0-0)
DENYS BONDAR (14-2-0) VS. VICTOR RODRIGUEZ (5-3-0)
CARLA ESPARZA (17-6-0) VS. YAN XIAONAN (13-1-0)
RODRIGO NASCIMENTO (8-1-0) VS. ALAN BAUDOT (8-2-0)
JUSTIN TAFA (4-2-0) VS. JARD VANDERAA (11-5-0)
More bouts are expected to be announced.