UFC: Rob Font vs. Marlon ‘Chito’ Vera Scheduled for April 30

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NEW YORK, NEW YORK - NOVEMBER 06: Marlon Vera of Ecuador battles Frankie Edgar during the UFC 268 event at Madison Square Garden on November 06, 2021 in New York City. (Photo by Cooper Neill/Zuffa LLC)

Rob Font vs. Marlon ‘Chito’ Vera is one of several big fights to have been reported this week.

Font vs. Vera is targeted for a five round main event on April 30, per an initial report from ESPN. The fan-friendly match-up has the UFC faithful salivating on social media, for what is expected to be an action-packed, entertaining bantamweight fight.

There is an interesting common denominator for both men ahead of the fight: the last defeat on both of their records came against Brazilian legend Jose Aldo. A bitter feeling that both Font and Vera no doubt want to put behind them in this five round fight.

Marlon ‘Chito’ Vera has had a couple of fights since his loss to Aldo, as he went back the drawing board and put together a string of wins, most recently KO’ing Frankie Edgar at UFC 268. Prior to that outing, Vera won a unanimous decision in a rematch with Davey Grant, which also claimed Fight of the Night honors.

Rob Font will look to get back to his winning ways after his loss to Jose Aldo this past December. Font has not competed since; prior to the loss, he had won four straight, including wins against ex-champ Cody Garbrandt and challenger Marlon Moraes.

The UFC’s April 30, 2022 event currently includes the following reported bouts:

Gina Mazany vs. Shanna Young
Daniel da Silva vs. Francisco Figueiredo
Antonina Shevchenko vs. Cortney Casey
Mike Breeden vs. Natan Levy
Yohan Lainesse vs. Gabriel Green
Jessica Penne vs. Luana Pinheiro
Tatsuro Taira vs. Carlos Candelario
Darren Elkins vs. Tristan Connelly
Justin Tafa vs. Jake Collier
Krzysztof Jotko vs. Gerald Meerschaert
Marlon Vera vs. Rob Font

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