Raphael Assuncao to Face Rob Font at UFC 226 in Las Vegas on July 7

By Tristen Critchfield Apr 14, 2018


A bantamweight clash pitting Raphael Assuncao against Rob Font has been added to the UFC 226 lineup.

Multiple outlets recently confirmed the pairing following an initial report from the Las Vegas-Review Journal. UFC 226 takes place on July 7 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas and is headlined by a heavyweight title bout between reigning titlist Stipe Miocic and light heavyweight king Daniel Cormier.

Assuncao has scored victories over Aljamain Sterling, Marlon Moraes and Matthew Lopez in his last three outings after losing a unanimous verdict to current 135-pound champ T.J. Dillashaw at UFC 200. Overall, the 35-year-old Brazilian has won 10 of his last 11 Octagon appearances.

Font, meanwhile, has been victorious in three of his last four bouts, including a second-round technical knockout of Thomas Almeida in his most fight at UFC 220. The 30-year-old Boston native is 5-2 in the Las Vegas-based promotion and 15-3 as a professional overall.

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