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UFC 198 Scores Bantamweights John Lineker, Rob Font

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A bantamweight bout has been set for UFC 198, as John Lineker welcomes Rob Font to Brazil.

Set for May 14 from the Arena da Baixada in Curitiba, the event features heavyweight champion Fabricio Werdum defending his belt against Stipe Miocic. The event will have a Brazilian flavor, as Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza meets Vitor Belfort, Anderson Silva faces Uriah Hall and Mauricio “Shogun” Rua battles Corey Anderson.

Lineker (26-7) has scored three consecutive wins, but was forced out of a key battle with Cody Garbrandt after an illness. Font (12-1) has won 11 straight, including two straight finishes inside the Octagon.

Below is the current lineup:

UFC Heavyweight Championship
Fabricio Werdum (c) vs. Stipe Miocic

Middleweight: Vitor Belfort vs. Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza

Middleweight: Anderson Silva vs. Uriah Hall

Welterweight: Demian Maia vs. Matt Brown

Light Heavyweight: Mauricio “Shogun” Rua vs. Corey Anderson

Middleweight: Nate Marquardt vs. Thiago Santos

Lightweight: Leonardo Santos vs. Evan Dunham

Welterweight: Warlley Alves vs. Bryan Barberena

Light Heavyweight: Patrick Cummins vs. Antonio Rogerio Nogueira

Lightweight: Francisco Trinaldo vs. Yancy Medeiros

Welterweight: Sergio Moraes vs. Kamaru Usman

Featherweight: Renato Moicano vs. Zubaira Tukhugov

Bantamweight: Rob Font vs. John Lineker