John Lineker Steps Into UFC Greenville Co-Main Vs Rob Font
"Hands of Stone" Will Take On Rob Font In The Co-Main Event On June 22
By Thomas Gerbasi
• Jun. 5, 2019
Bantamweight contenders will meet again on June 22, as No. 10-ranked John Lineker faces off with No. 12-ranked Rob Font in a UFC Fight Night bout at Bon Secours Wellness Arena in Greenville, South Carolina.
The bout, part of an ESPN+ televised card headlined by the featherweight matchup between Chan Sung Jung and Renato Moicano, is a rematch of a UFC 198 bout won by Lineker in May 2016.
Lineker replaces Cody Stamann, who was forced from the card due to injury.
Fresh from a December win over Sergio Pettis, Massachusetts' Font has compiled a 6-3 Octagon record since debuting in 2014, and no victory would be more satisfying than one that would even the score with Brazil's "Hands of Stone," who has won eight of his last ten fights.