Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is working on a bantamweight banger between Top 10 standouts Rob Font and Song Yadong, a 135-pound scrap currently being negotiated for the UFC 292 pay-per-view (PPV) event on Sat., Aug. 19, 2023 at TD Garden in Boston.
That’s according to Eurosport’s Marcel Dorff.
Font (20-6) got back into the win column with a technical knockout victory over Adrian Yanez at UFC 287 last April, snapping a two-fight losing streak in the process. As for Yadong (20-7), a decade younger than Font at 25, his last trip to the cage resulted in a fifth-round finish over Ricky Simon in the UFC Vegas 72 main event.
Verbal agreements are in place; however, their UFC 292 bout has yet to be signed.
UFC 292 will be headlined by the bantamweight title fight between reigning 135-pound champion Aljamain Sterling and No. 2-ranked contender Sean O’Malley. Elsewhere on the card, strawweight champion Zhang Weili defends her 115-pound title opposite Amanda Lemos.
Expect more UFC 292 fight card announcements in the coming weeks.