The world ranked number 8 in the 135-pound division, the Ecuadorian Marlon Vera, met the scale this Friday, however his opponent, the world ranked number 5 in the bantamweight division, the American, Rob Font, did not meet with the scale, missing the division limit by 2.5 pounds. Even so, everything is ready for the main clash of a card that will take place this Saturday, April 30, at the UFC APEX in Las Vegas, Nevada.
The fight, which is promoted by the UFC, will be televised on ESPN.
Font, who is 34 years old and comes into the fight with a record of 19-5 with 8 knockouts and 4 submissions, will face Vera, who is 29 years old and comes in with a record of 18-7-1. with 7 knockouts and 8 submissions. American fighter Rob Font stopped the scale at 138.5 pounds, despite missing weight he did not make a second attempt to make weight within the division limits. For his part, the Ecuadorian ‘Chito’ scored 136 pounds at the weigh-in.
On the ‘UFC Vegas 53’ card, the co-main event of the night will feature veteran Andrei Arlovski, who stopped the scale at 246 pounds, and will have a tough test against Jake Collier, who weighed in at 265 pounds, in a heavyweight bout. . American Darren Elkins, who weighed in at 145.5 pounds, will also have a tough test when he faces Canadian Tristan Connelly, who stopped the scale at 146 pounds, to make the fight valid in the featherweight division. While the only women’s fight of the evening will see the North Americans Gina Mazany and Shanna Young face each other in a duel valid for the flyweight division since they weighed 126 pounds and 125 pounds respectively.