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

Cody Garbrandt
Cody Garbrandt
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

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 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.

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