UFC Fight Night: Sandhagen vs. Font (also known as UFC Vegas 78 and UFC on ESPN 50) is an upcoming mixed martial arts event produced by the Ultimate Fighting Championship that will take place on August 5, 2023 at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee, United States. The event will mark the promotion’s sixth visit to Nashville and first since UFC Fight Night: Thompson vs. Pettis in March 2019.
The event is headlined by a bantamweight bout between former interim UFC Bantamweight Championship challenger Cory Sandhagen and Rob Font in a catchweight bout of 140 pounds. Sandhagen is currently ranked #4 in the UFC bantamweight rankings, while Font is ranked #5. This is a highly anticipated matchup between two of the top bantamweights in the world.
The co-main event features a women’s strawweight bout between former UFC Women’s Strawweight Champion Jéssica Andrade and Tatiana Suarez. Andrade is currently ranked #2 in the UFC strawweight rankings, while Suarez is ranked #4. This is a rematch of their first fight in 2019, which Andrade won by unanimous decision.
Other notable fights on the card include:
- A flyweight bout between Cody Durden and Jake Hadley
- A bantamweight bout between Raoni Barcelos and Kyler Phillips
- A middleweight bout between Ian Garry and Gabe Green
- A light heavyweight bout between Alonzo Menifield and Askar Mozharov
Tickets for UFC on ESPN: Sandhagen vs. Font go on sale on July 1, 2023.
- The event will be broadcast live on ESPN+ in the United States.
- The preliminary card will begin at 4:00 PM ET, and the main card will begin at 7:00 PM ET.
- The event is expected to draw a sell-out crowd at Bridgestone Arena.
- The event is being promoted by the Ultimate Fighting Championship.
- The event is being produced by the UFC’s production team.