67°F
weather icon Clear

Bantamweight contenders to meet on UFC 226 card in Las Vegas

UFC bantamweight contender Raphael Assuncao will put his three-fight winning streak on the line against Rob Font in Las Vegas, sources close to the UFC confirmed on Thursday.

The bout will take place on the UFC 226 card at T-Mobile Arena on July 7.

Assuncao is 10-1 since 2011 with the lone loss coming by decision to current champion T.J. Dillashaw at T-Mobile Arena on the UFC 200 card in July 2016.

He is coming off a knockout of Matthew Lopez in November.

Font has won three of his last four fights with two knockouts and a submission victory over that span.

He scored a head kick knockout of Thomas Almeida in January.

UFC 226 will be headlined by a heavyweight title bout between champion Stipe Miocic and light heavyweight champ Daniel Cormier, who are currently serving as opposing coaches on “The Ultimate Fighter.”

More MMA: Follow all of our MMA and UFC coverage online at CoveringTheCage.com and @CoveringTheCage on Twitter.

Contact Adam Hill at ahill@reviewjournal.com or 702-277-8028. Follow @AdamHillLVRJ on Twitter.

Don't miss the big stories. Like us on Facebook.
Covering The Cage Videos
Former UFC champ Velasquez says his MMA career is done for now
Former two-time UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez says that he is closing the door on his MMA career to focus on wrestling professionally with the WWE. Velasquez will face Brock Lesnar at the WWE Crown Jewel event on Oct. 31 in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. (Heidi Fang/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
THE LATEST
Jorge Masvidal wins big at UFC 244 in New York

President Donald Trump was on his feet as Jorge Masvidal defeated a bloodied Nate Diaz via a TKO before the fourth round of the UFC 244 main event at Madison Square Garden on Saturday night.

Trump takes break from impeachment fight for UFC 244

President Donald Trump took a break from battling the Democrats’ impeachment inquiry to watch another bloodsport Saturday, drawing a mixed response at a UFC match at a raucous Madison Square Garden.

Donald Trump to set aside politics, take in UFC card

Donald Trump is set to return to his hometown of New York City to attend a high-profile UFC match at Madison Square Garden.