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UFC Vegas 27: Font vs. Garbrandt fight card

Check out the fight card and bout order for UFC Vegas 27, which goes down on May 22nd.

UFC Fight Night: Moraes v Font
Rob Font celebrates after his victory over Marlon Moraes of Brazil in a bantamweight fight during the UFC Fight Night event at UFC APEX on December 19, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Photo by Cooper Neill/Zuffa LLC

The final UFC show of May is a Fight Night card at the Apex in Vegas, and there’s a big bantamweight bout in the main event. Cody Garbrandt will look for his second straight win when he takes on the surging Rob Font, who’s won three straight and is coming off a brilliant showing against Marlon Moraes.

There’s a lot on the line in the co-main event, as China’s Yan Xiaonan takes on former strawweight champion Carla Esparza with a title shot almost certainly at stake. The next biggest main card fight is a rescheduled middleweight scrap between Jack Hermansson and Edmen Shahbazyan, which was supposed to happen at UFC 262 but was delayed due to COVID protocols. Keep an eye on that flyweight bout between David Dvorak and Raulian Paiva, as that has Fight of the Night potential.

This is an ESPN+ exclusive show and has an earlier start time than normal, which may delight many of you. Here’s the full bout order for the May 22nd card:

Main Card (7 PM ET, ESPN+)

Rob Font vs. Cody Garbrandt

Yan Xiaonan vs. Carla Esparza

Justin Tafa vs. Jared Vanderaa

Felicia Spencer vs. Norma Dumont

David Dvorak vs. Raulian Paiva

Jack Hermansson vs. Edmen Shahbazyan

Preliminary Card (4 PM ET, ESPN+)

Ricardo Ramos vs. Bill Algeo

Ben Rothwell vs. Chris Barnett

Court McGee vs. Claudio Silva

Bruno Gustavo de Silva vs. Victor Rodriguez

Josh Culibao vs. Sha Yilan

Damir Hadzovic vs. Yancy Medeiros

Rafael Alves vs. Damir Ismagulov