Marlon Moraes is receiving a quick turnaround against a returning major-15 contender.
Many people today with awareness of the promotion’s options verified to MMA Preventing that Moraes will facial area Rob Font at the UFC’s Dec. 19 celebration. The fight card is scheduled to take position at the UFC APEX in Las Vegas.
Reporter Mike Russell initial tweeted the targeted booking.
Right after a four-fight winning streak led him to a title shot, Moraes has shed two of a few, which include a 3rd-round TKO at the hands of Henry Cejudo in the 135-pound championship main function at UFC 238. “Magic” bounced back again with a break up conclusion win over Jose Aldo at UFC 245 this past December just before headlining UFC Battle Island 5 earlier this thirty day period and was subsequently concluded in the next round by Cory Sandhagen.
Font will make the walk to the octagon for the first time in about a 12 months as he seems to develop on a two-fight successful streak. The Massachusetts indigenous picked up back again-to-back decision wins in excess of Sergio Pettis and Ricky Simon. Font not long ago advised MMA Preventing that he tore his ACL in the 2nd spherical of his acquire in excess of Simon this earlier December and that he was hunting to get a struggle in ahead of the stop of the 12 months.