This week is set to be a turning point in the Bantamweight rankings as the division's two most entertaining men are determined to beat each other in the UFC APEX.
Rob Font and Marlon Vera are trapped in a deep lineup of contenders in the UFC Men's Bantamweight Division, each trying to separate themselves from the pack. They have the opportunity to do so on Saturday when they meet at the main event of the UFC Fight Night in Las Vegas.
Vera is ranked eighth in the division, while Font is ranked No. 5, although it is the lowest-ranked fighter to win this UFC Fight Nightman event.
Font (19-5) was heading for the title shot after defeating former champion Cody Garbrand and one-time challenger Marlon Morris, but his four-fight winning streak prevented him from losing to former featherweight champion Jose Aldo in December. went. ESPN Font No. 6 in the men's bantamweight rankings.
While Vera (18-7-1) is a low level fighter, he will continue to win this event. The Ecuadorian fighter has won his last two matches 8-2, beating the rankings in his last 10 fights. The only casualties were elite fighters Song Yadong and Jose Aldo. It was Vera's third round knockout against Frank Edgar at UFC 268, which cemented his place in the top 10 for the first time in his career.
This is an interesting match between two top 10 fighters in the bantamweight division. Both men have a complete MMA game with plenty of knockouts and submissions on their resume.
It can also determine who is next to be shot on the belt. The winning pair of any fighter will fix them in the title picture.
This is a major battle for the future of the Bantamweight Division. Font and Vera are exceptional fighters who can challenge anyone in their day.
Victory will push the winner into the top 5 rankings and the next number one contender can guarantee a match-up.
Co-Main event: Andrei Arlovski vs. Jack Collier
Heavyweight veteran Andrei Arlovski and former middleweight and light heavyweight Jack Collier take part in the main event.
Despite being 43 years old, Arlovski has not slowed down with three consecutive wins, coming in the most recent UFC 271.
It looks like Collier is finally settling into the heavyweight division after registering his first stoppage win since January 2016. A first-round submission to Chase Sherman extended Missouri's local record to 13-6 overall.
Here's what you need to know about this week's UFC Fight Night Card. Which are as follows
Font vs Vera Fight Card
Rob Font vs Marlon Vera - Bantamweight
Andrei Arlovski vs Jake Collier - Heavyweight
Andre Fili vs Joanderson Brito - Featherweight
Jared Gordon vs Grant Dawson - Lightweight
Darren Elkins vs Tristan Connelly - Featherweight
Krzystof Jotko vs Gerald Meerschaert – Middleweight
Font vs Vera Prelims Card:
Daniel Lacerda vs Francisco Figueiredo - Flyweight
Alexander Romanov vs Chase Sherman - Heavyweight
Gabriel Green vs Yohan Lainesse - Welterweight
Natan Levy vs Mike Breedan - Lightweight
Gina Mazany vs Shanna Young - Women's flyweight
Tatsuro Taira vs Carlos Candelario - Flyweight