Bantamweights Raphael Assuncao and Rob Font will slug it out on July 7th at UFC 226.
A clash of bantamweight contenders is headed to Las Vegas, as The Review Journal reported Brazilian jiu-jitsu blackbelt Raphael Assuncao will take on knockout artist, Rob Font at UFC 226 in July.
Raphael Assuncao (26-5) will look for his fourth straight victory as he already holds victories over Aljamain Sterling, Marlon Moraes and Matthew Lopez in his current streak. The Brazilian’s last loss came in July 2016, when he dropped an unanimous decision to current bantamweight, TJ Dillashaw, whom he already defeated in 2013. Assuncao recently signed a new four-fight contract with the UFC, per MMA Fighting.
Rob Font (15-3) bounced back from his submission loss to Pedro Munhoz in October 2017, with a TKO win over Thomas Almeida back in January at UFC 220. Before the loss to Munhoz, Font was on a two-fight win streak, with impressive stoppage victories over the likes of Douglas Silva de Andrade and Matt Schnell.
UFC 226 takes place at the T-Mobile Arena and will be headlined by a heavyweight superfight between light heavyweight champion, Daniel Cormier and the heavyweight titleholder, Stipe Miocic.