The UFC gets back to the Apex facility in Las Vegas for another UFC Fight Night card Saturday, May 22 live on ESPN+.
The main event is a quality tilt between two bantamweights on the cusp of a title shot when No. 3 ranked Rob Font takes on No. 4 Cody Garbrandt. Font is 18-4 career, and has won three in a row against quality opponents at 135 lbs. including Sergio Pettis, Ricky Simon, and No. 6 Marlon Moraes.
Garbrandt had won his first 11 career fights before being stopped by T.J. Dillashaw twice and then Pedro Munhoz for three consecutive losses. He got back on the right side of things with a win over Raphael Assuncao in June of last year, but needs to keep finding wins to stay a part of the championship discussion.
Also the co-main event brings together two outstanding women’s strawweights in Yan Xiaonan and Carla Esparza. Xiaonan is 13-1 career and 6-0 in the UFC, with the only thing between her and a title shot a crafty veteran in Esparza. “Cookie Monster” has a 17-6 career mark, but has won four in a row via decision to get back in title contention.
Here are the start times and fight list for the UFC Fight Night: Font vs. Garbrandt on May 22 at the UFC APEX facility in Las Vegas. Expect the main event to get underway about 10:00 p.m. or so depending on the pace and speed of the earlier bouts.