UFC Fight Night: Font vs. Garbrandt May 22 Exclusively on ESPN+

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UFC Fight Night: Font vs. Garbrandt May 22 Exclusively on ESPN+

  • Main Event features bantamweight showdown between No. 3 Rob Font and No. 4 Cody Garbrandt
  • Main Card begins at 7 p.m. ET and Prelims begin at 4 p.m. exclusively on ESPN+
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UFC FIGHT NIGHT: Font vs. Garbrandt is set for this Saturday, May 22, live from UFC APEX in Las Vegas. All fights will be carried exclusively on ESPN+ in English and Spanish, with the main card at 7 p.m. ET and prelims beginning at 4 p.m. ET.  Live coverage begins on Friday at 5 p.m. ET with UFC Fight Night Pre-Show: Font vs. Garbrandt on ESPN+.

In a battle for a shot at the UFC Bantamweight title, this week’s main event is all but certain to deliver an action-packed showdown as No. 3-ranked contender Rob Font (18-4-0) and current No. 4-ranked and former champion Cody Garbrandt (12-3-0) meet in the Octagon.  With his recently-minted top five status, New England’s Font is fighting at an all-time high with impressive stoppages and a three-fight win streak heading into Saturday, looking for the biggest win of his career.  Sacramento’s former bantamweight champion Garbrandt is on a mission to get back to the top, showcasing his power as one of the division’s most dangerous strikers after spectacularly knocking out Raphael Assuncao in his last fight.

In another top-five showdown on the card, women’s strawweights collide as No. 3-ranked Yan Xiaonan (13-1-0) of China faces off against former champion and No. 4-ranked Carla Esparza (18-6-0) in hopes of fulfilling championship aspirations in the near future.

Calling the live action will be play-by-play man, Brendan Fitzgerald, alongside former UFC middleweight champion, Michael Bisping, and UFC lightweight contender, Paul Felder, as the color commentators. Heidi Androl will handle reporting duties.


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UFC Fight Night: Font vs. Garbrandt (All times ET)


Fri., 5/21 5 p.m. UFC Fight Night Pre-Show: Font vs. Garbrandt ESPN+

Sat., 5/22



4 p.m. UFC Fight Night Presented by U.S. Army:

Font vs. Garbrandt (PRELIMS)


(English and Spanish)

7 p.m. UFC Fight Night Presented by U.S. Army:

Font vs. Garbrandt (MAIN CARD)


(English and Spanish)

10 p.m. UFC Fight Night Post Show: Font vs. Garbrandt ESPN+

Main Card and Prelims (All times ET)


7 p.m.

Main Rob Font vs. Cody Garbrandt
Co-Main Yan Xiaonan vs. Carla Esparza
Undercard Justin Tafa vs. Jared Vanderaa
Undercard Felicia Spencer vs. Norma Dumont Viana
Undercard Ricardo Ramos vs. Bill Algeo
Undercard Jack Hermansson vs. Edmen Shahbazyan
4 p.m. Feature Ben Rothwell vs. Chris Barnett
Undercard Court McGee vs. Claudio Silva
Undercard Bruno Silva vs. Victor Rodriguez
Undercard Josh Culibao vs. Shaylian Nuerdanbieke
Undercard David Dvorak vs. Juancamilo Ronderos
Undercard Yancy Medeiros vs. Damir Hadzovic
Undercard Rafael Alves vs. Damir Ismagulov

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