UFC bantamweight contender Font misses weight

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UFC bantamweight contender Rob Font has missed weight for his main event bout against Marlon Vera this weekend in Las Vegas.

Font (19-5) was at 138½ pounds Friday during the official weigh-in at the UFC’s Apex facility — 2½ pounds over the limit. The UFC Fight Night headliner will still take place Saturday, though Font was fined 20% of his purse. Vera (20-7-1) successfully made weight at 136 pounds.

This is the first time Font, 34, has missed weight for a UFC bout. He has competed at this weight class in the UFC since his debut in 2014.

It’s a big matchup in the division, as Font and Vera are ranked Nos. 5 and 8, respectively. Font is coming off a five-round loss to former featherweight champion Jose Aldo. Vera is coming off a KO finish of former lightweight champion Frankie Edgar in November.

All other 23 fighters on the card made weight.

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