UFC bantamweight challenger Rob Font misses weight for main event match against Marlon Vera

UFC bantamweight challenger Rob Font has lost weight for his main event fight against Marlon Vera this weekend in Las Vegas.

Font (19-5) was at 138½ pounds on Friday during the official weigh-in at the UFC’s Apex facility – 2½ pounds over the limit. The UFC Fight Night headliner will still take place on Saturday, though Font was fined 20% of his purse. Vera (20-7-1) successfully weighed 136 pounds.

This is the first time that Font, 34, lacks weight for a UFC fight. He has competed in this weight class in the UFC since his 2014 debut.

It’s a big matchup in the division, as Font and Vera are No. 5 and 8, respectively. Font comes after a loss of five rounds to the former featherweight champion Jose Aldo. Vera comes after a KO finish by former lightweight champion Frankie Edgar in November.

All other 23 fighters on the map gained weight.

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