Adrian Yanez vs. Rob Font booked for UFC’s April 8 event

We’re not even to 2023 yet, and the UFC already has a fight booked for the second quarter of next year.

Bantamweights Adrian Yanez (16-3 MMA, 5-0 UFC) and Rob Font (19-6 MMA, 9-5 UFC) are set to meet at a UFC event planned for April 8. A location and venue have not yet been announced. MMA Junkie confirmed the matchup with people with knowledge of the booking. They asked to remain anonymous because the UFC has not yet made a formal announcement. MMA Fighting was first to report the news.

Yanez won his way into the UFC on Dana White’s Contender Series in 2020 and surged to 5-0 in the promotion with reasonable quickness, including four knockouts in those fights and a post-fight bonus in every one of them. After three wins in 2021, Yanez fought just once in 2022 with a first-round finish of Tony Kelley in June.

Font is looking to rebound from the first skid of his career. After four straight wins over current Bellator champion Sergio Pettis, Ricky Simon, former WSOF champ Marlon Moraes and ex-UFC champ Cody Garbrandt, Font dropped a unanimous decision a little more than a year ago to former featherweight titleholder Jose Aldo. And in April, he lost a decision to Marlon Vera.

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