A clash between two top bantamweights is in the works to headline a UFC Fight Night event on April 30.

Rob Font will face Marlon Vera in a five-round main event bout at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas. MMA Junkie confirmed the news with sources following an initial report from ESPN.

Font (19-5 MMA, 9-4 UFC), 34, will enter his third-straight main event in his first fight in 2022, looking to rebound from a unanimous decision loss to Jose Aldo in December. Prior to the defeat, Font was riding hot on a four-fight streak with consecutive wins over Sergio Pettis, Ricky Simon, Marlon Moraes, and Cody Garbrandt. Font currently holds the No. 7 spot in the latest USA TODAY Sports/MMA Junkie bantamweight rankings.

Vera (20-7-1 MMA, 12-6 UFC), 29, gets his first main event opportunity on the heels of two straight wins over Davey Grant and Frankie Edgar. “Chito” stopped former lightweight champion Edgar in the third round with a front kick at UFC 268 in the statement performance of his career at Madison Square Garden.

With the addition, the lineup for Apr. 30 includes:

Rob Font vs. Marlon Vera
Gina Mazany vs. Shanna Young
Daniel Silva vs. Francisco Figueiredo
Cortney Casey vs. Antonina Shevchenko
Jake Collier vs. Justin Tafa
Mike Breeden vs. Natan Levy
Gabe Green vs. Yohan Lainesse
Rafael Alves vs. Jared Gordon
Carlos Candelario vs. Tatsuro Taira
Tristan Connelly vs. Darren Elkins
Krzysztof Jotko vs. Gerald Meerschaert

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