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Raphael Assuncao vs. Rob Font scheduled for UFC 226


An interesting bantamweight showdown is slated for UFC 226.

Raphael Assuncao and Rob Font will square off on the July 7 card at T-Mobile Arena. MMA Fighting confirmed an initial Thursday report by the Las Vegas Journal-Review.

Assuncao (26-5), who recently signed a new, four-fight contract with the company, carries both a three-fight win streak and a 10-1 record in his past 11 fights into the bout. His most recent performance was a knockout of Matthew Lopez last November.

Font (15-3), meanwhile, has won three out of his past four fights. He scored TKO victory over Thomas Almeida last time out, at UFC 220 in his hometown of Boston.

UFC 226 will be headlined by heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic’s title defense against light heavyweight titleholder Daniel Cormier.

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