The UFC brings us what is perhaps its best Fight Night card of the month this weekend. The promotion will remain at its APEX facility in Las Vegas, Nevada for the upcoming UFC Vegas 53 event. It will be headlined by a bantamweight barnburner between Rob Font and Marlon ‘Chito’ Vera on April 30.
Vera and Font are ranked eighth and fifth respectively in the bantamweight division, and a win for either could put them in contention for a potential title fight down the line. While he’s won four of his last five fights inside the octagon, Font heads into the fight after a disappointing loss to Jose Aldo.
He will be looking to get back into the win column this weekend and establish himself as a legitimate contender in the division. Vera, on the other hand, heads into the fight after back-to-back wins over Davey Grant and Frankie Edgar and will be looking to land her third on the trot this Saturday.
The co-main event features a thrilling heavyweight clash between Andrei Arlovski and Jake Collier.
Check out the pre-fight press conference and weigh-in schedule for the event below:
Pre-fight press conference
Media Day interactions with the fighters will take place on Wednesday, April 27 and can be watched live on the promotion’s official website, YouTube, Facebook and Twitch.
Official and ceremonial weigh-ins
The official and ceremonial weigh-ins will take place on Friday, April 29 and can be viewed live on the platforms mentioned above.
REMARK: Dates are estimated based on the regular UFC event schedule and are subject to change as the promotion has yet to officially confirm the same.
UFC Vegas 53 Main Card
Check out the main event map below:
Rob Font vs. Marlon Vera (bantamweight)
Andrei Arlovski vs. Jake Collier (Heavyweight)
Andre Fili vs Joanderson Brito (featherweight)
Jared Gordon vs. Grant Dawson (lightweight)
Darren Elkins vs. Tristan Connelly (featherweight)
Krzysztof Jotko vs. Gerald Meerschaert (middleweight)
UFC Vegas 53 preliminary card
Check out the preliminary event map below:
Daniel da Silva vs Francisco Figueiredo (flyweight)
Gabe Green vs. Yohan Lainesse (welterweight)
Natan Levy vs. Mike Breeden (lightweight)
Gina Mazany vs. Shanna Young (women’s flyweight)
Tatsuro Taira vs. Carlos Candelario (Flyweight)