Despite states across the US opening up, the UFC is committed to holding events inside the familiar and cozy confines of the UFC APEX in Las Vegas. This weekend’s UFC Vegas 27 offering comes with a headliner featuring former UFC bantamweight champion Cody Garbrandt. He will be facing off against Rob Font.
The co-main for this one sees former (and first ever) UFC strawweight champion Carla Esparza seeking to halt the momentum of Yan Xiaonan, who has been perfect since joining the UFC. Also on the main card is former UFC featherweight title challenger Felicia Spencer; she faces Norma Dumont. Opening the main card are two men who headlined last time out, Jack Hermansson and Edmen Shahbazyan.
The prelim card has some fun names on it, including Bill Algeo, Ben Rothwell, Chris Barnett (aka Huggy Bear), Yancy Medeiros and the other Victor Rodriguez.
Before any of their fights happen, though, we need to see how the competitors fare on the scales. In the main event this is the first time we have seen Garbrandt since a lengthy, and serious, spell on the sidelines battling COVID-19 symptoms. Hopefully that doesn’t play a factor in his attempts to make weight.
You can watch all the goings on (hopefully minus any drama) below. The live video stream will begin at 12 PM ET.
Rob Font (136) vs. Cody Garbrandt (135.5)
Yan Xiaonan (116) vs. Carla Esparza (116)
Justin Tafa (265.5) vs. Jared Vanderaa (264)
Felicia Spencer (145) vs. Norma Dumont (146)
Ricardo Ramos (146) vs. Bill Algeo (145.5)
Jack Hermansson (186) vs. Edmen Shahbazyan (185)
Ben Rothwell (265.5) vs. Chris Barnett (263)
Court McGee (170.5) vs. Claudio Silva (169.5)
Bruno Silva (125.5) vs. Victor Rodriguez (125.5)
Joshua Culibao (146) vs. Shayilan Nuerdanbieke (146)
David Dvorak (126) vs Juancamilo Ronderos (128.5)* - Ronderos replacing Raulian Paiva on short notice
Yancy Medeiros (155) vs. Damir Hadzovic (156)
Rafael Alves (154.5) vs. Damir Ismagulov (155.5)