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UFC 175: Holiday Card Picks Up Bantamweight Bout

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A bantamweight scrap has been added to the UFC 175 lineup, as George Roop welcomes Rob Font to the Octagon.

Set for July 5 from Las Vegas, the card will feature Chris Weidman defending his middleweight title against Lyoto Machida in the main event. The co-main boasts female bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey against Alexis Davis.

Roop (15-10-1) has fought 11 times for the UFC since appearing on The Ultimate Fighter, going 5-6 during his time. He is 3-1 in his last four, including a recent decision over Dustin Kimura.

Font (10-1) signed with the promotion recently after a strong run on the regional circuit. His fight team announced the bout with Roop, which has yet to be made official by the promotion.

“He has a lot of fights, a lot of experience and he’s super tough,” Font said. “But I do see holes. I see holes in his stand-up game and that’s where I’m the best at.”

Below is the current list of announced fights:

UFC Middleweight Championship
Chris Weidman (c) vs. Lyoto Machida

UFC Female Bantamweight Championship
Ronda Rousey (c) vs. Alexis Davis

Bantamweight: Urijah Faber vs. Alex Caceres

Heavyweight: Stefan Struve vs. Matt Mitrione

Middleweight: Uriah Hall vs. Thiago Santos

Middleweight: Chris Camozzi vs. Bruno Santos

Welterweight: Ildemar Alcantara vs. Kenny Robertson

Middleweight: Luke Zachrich vs. Guilherme Vasconcelos

Bantamweight: George Roop vs. Rob Font