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Cody Garbrandt vs. Rob Font on tap for May 22 UFC event

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Cody Garbrandt
Cody Garbrandt
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Former UFC bantamweight champ Cody Garbrandt has verbally agreed to meet top contender Rob Font in a five-round main event on May 22.

Multiple people with knowledge of the pending booking confirmed it to MMA Fighting following a report from ESPN.com. The event’s location has not been confirmed.

Garbrandt gets back to work after snapping a three-bout skid that sapped his stock after taking the title in 2016 from Dominick Cruz. The Team Alpha Male product bounced back this past June with a “Knockout of the Year” candidate against Raphael Assuncao.

Font, meanwhile, is on a three-fight winning streak and earned his shot at top-tier competition this past December with a stoppage of one-time title challenger Marlon Moraes.

The fight marks Font’s first five-round fight in the octagon. Font is No. 3 in the UFC’s top-15 rankings, while Garbrandt is No. 4.