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Rob Font's Wish Granted: Figueiredo to Make Bantamweight Debut in UFC Clash

Rob Font, the No. 7 ranked contender in the bantamweight division, had expressed his desire to introduce the formidable Deiveson Figueiredo to the 135-pound world, and his wish has come true. In a clash that promises fireworks, Font and Figueiredo are set to square off on December 2, at a UFC Fight Night event that is yet to announce its location or venue.

Font, aged 36, may have experienced some recent setbacks, with three losses in his last four outings, but he remains a force to be reckoned with in the division. His most recent bout, a 140-pound catchweight showdown against Cory Sandhagen, ended in a unanimous decision loss, but Font stepped up to the plate on short notice, showcasing his warrior spirit. He redeemed himself earlier with a first-round TKO victory over Adrian Yanez, expressing his desire to take on Figueiredo in a battle that promises excitement.

Figueiredo, aged 35, is no stranger to the spotlight, having faced Brandon Moreno in a flyweight title-fight tetralogy that captivated fans worldwide. Although he emerged from those four bouts with a record of 1-2-1, his resilience and determination were undeniable. However, a third-round doctor's stoppage TKO loss in January at UFC 283 signaled a change on the horizon. Figueiredo, who had openly discussed a move to the bantamweight division following his loss to Moreno, is now poised to make that transition a reality.

As the location and venue of UFC Fight Night on December 2 remain undisclosed, one thing is certain: this matchup is destined to be one of the highlights of the event. Fans can expect an exhilarating showdown that could have a significant impact on the bantamweight rankings.


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