The UFC has released its latest poster ahead of a pivotal bantamweight headliner.
Top-5 bantamweights Rob Font and Cody Garbrandt will meet in the main event of UFC Vegas 27. The event takes place May 22 at the APEX.
More heat in the bantamweight division— UFC (@ufc) May 12, 2021
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[ @RobSFont vs @Cody_NoLove | Sat May 22 ] pic.twitter.com/rKG5XuEJf5
Font enters the fight ranked No. 3 and a winner of three straight. The Massachusetts native earned unanimous decision wins over Sergio Pettis and Ricky Simon before a knee injury sidelined for a little over a year. The 33-year-old returned at December’s UFC Vegas 17 event and stopped former title challenger Marlon Moraes in the first round.
Garbrandt, a former UFC world champion, snapped a three-fight losing streak in his most recent appearance. After stoppage losses to T.J. Dillashaw on two different occasions and Pedro Munhoz, “No Love” made his lone appearance in 2021 and viciously knocked out Raphael Assuncao at UFC 250.
In the co-main event, Jack Hermansson and Edmen Shahbazyan will meet in a middleweight matchup, while the No. 1 contender at 115 pounds could emerge in a fight between former champion Carla Esparza and Yan Xiaonan.