The UFC Apex in Las Vegas is home for UFC Fight Night: Font vs Vera on Saturday, April 30. There will be six fights on the preliminary card that will start at 4:30 p.m. ET on ESPN2 and ESPN+. The main card is also six fights and it begins at 7 p.m. and will be shown exclusively on ESPN+. The main event is a 135-pound bantamweight brawl between top 10 fighters Rob Font (No. 5) and Marlon Vera (No. 8)
Font (19-5) is looking to get back on track after suffering a unanimous decision loss to Jose Aldo in a five-round fight last December. The loss to Aldo snapped a four-fight win streak for Font. He recently has victories over former bantamweight champion Cody Garbrant and former bantamweight title contender Marlon Moraes. A win here would put Font, ranked No. 5 in the bantamweight division, in line for a title show down the road. He is a slight favorite at -135 in Draftkings Sportsbook.
Vera (18-7-1), a 29-year-old veteran of the UFC, will be trying to extend his win streak to three fights Saturday. Recent victories include a knockout of former bantamweight champion Frankie Edgar at UFC 268 in November and a win against Davey Grant that received Fight of the Night honors in June of 2021. Vera has climbed up to No. 8 in the bantamweight rankings and would move into the top five with a win. He is a slight underdog at +115 in Draftkings Sportsbook.
UFC Fight Night will get underway at 4:30 p.m. ET with six fights on the preliminary card on ESPN2 and ESPN+. The main card is currently scheduled to get started at 7 p.m. ET and will take place live on ESPN+. Even if it is delayed, that’s close enough to plan your evening accordingly. And if you only care about the main event between Rob Font vs. Marlon Vera, it’s estimated that will start just after 9 p.m. ET.