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