Rob Font steps up to replace Umar Nurmagomedov in the main event of UFC Nashville, facing Cory Sandhagen. Catch all the action in this highly anticipated bantamweight clash.
Rob Font Steps Up to Face Cory Sandhagen in UFC Nashville Main Event
In an unexpected turn of events, UFC bantamweight contender Rob Font has been tapped to replace the injured Umar Nurmagomedov in the main event of UFC Nashville. The highly anticipated matchup between Sandhagen and Font will take place at a catchweight, although the specific weight has not yet been disclosed. Despite the change in opponent, the fight will remain a five-round contest.
Font, currently ranked No. 9 in the bantamweight division, was originally scheduled to face Song Yadong at UFC 292. However, Yadong withdrew from the bout for undisclosed reasons, paving the way for Font to step in and take on the No. 5 ranked Sandhagen.
On the other hand, Sandhagen is coming off a split decision victory over Marlon ‘Chito’ Vera in March. The 31-year-old fighter has only suffered defeats at the hands of former or current champions throughout his UFC career. His most recent loss came in an interim bantamweight title fight against Petr Yan at UFC 267 in October 2021.
Font, on the other hand, is riding high on a first-round TKO win over Adrian Yanez at UFC 287 in April. The 36-year-old Massachusetts native broke a two-fight losing streak with that impressive victory and has won five of his last seven fights overall.
This unexpected matchup between Font and Sandhagen is sure to deliver fireworks inside the octagon. Both fighters are known for their striking prowess and have the ability to finish fights in spectacular fashion. MMA fans can expect an action-packed showdown between these two talented bantamweights.
|Rob Font replaces Umar Nurmagomedov in the main event of UFC Nashville
|The fight will take place at a catchweight
|Font was originally scheduled to face Song Yadong
|Sandhagen is ranked No. 5 in the bantamweight division
|Font is ranked No. 9 in the bantamweight division