A bantamweight bout between Yadong Song and Rob Font has been added to the UFC 292 card. The two will face off in Boston on August 19th.

Yadong (20-7-1) is coming off a stoppage win over Ricky Simon at UFC Vegas 72. He earned a $50,000 USD bonus for that victory, the fifth time he has picked up one of these awards in his last ten fights.

Font (20-6) is also coming off a win that earned him a performance bonus. He finished Adrian Yanez in the opening round at UFC 287 and is currently ranked #7, one place ahead of Yadong.

First defence

As previously announced Weili Zhang  is set to make the first defence of the strawweight title she captured for the second time on this card. She takes on Amanda Lemos in the co-main event at UFC 292.

The event is set for the TD Garden in Boston. Lemos is currently ranked #4, coming off back to back wins and had been expected to challenge Zhang for the strawweight title next.

But there had been some speculation Xiaonan Yan could jump the queue after her impressive win over Jessica Andrade at UFC 288 earlier this month.

She will be grateful that her opponent is not American as Zhang was mercilessly booed during the fights with Namajunas and admitted afterwards it had affected her. Lemos is from Brazil and unlikely to be particularly popular with the Boston crowd.

Bantamweight title

One fighter who is bound to get good support in Boston is Sean O’Malley. He has Irish heritage and will have the Boston crowd firmly behind him when he challenges bantamweight champion Aljamain Sterling.

Sterling will be making the fourth defence of his bantamweight belt although he has not won many fans during his stint as champion. Perhaps because two of his last four wins have been split decisions while he won the belt when Petr Yan was disqualified for an illegal knee.

UFC 292, Boston, August 19th
Aljamain Sterling (c) vs. Sean O’Malley (For bantamweight title)
Zhang Weili (c) vs. Amanda Lemos (For strawweight title)
Geoff Neal vs. Ian Machado Garry (Welterweight)
Cody Garbrandt vs. Mario Bautista (Bantamweight)
Chris Weidman vs. Brad Tavares (Middleweight)
Andre Petroski vs. Gerald Meerschaert (Middleweight)
Andrea Lee vs. Natália Silva (Flyweight)
Gregory Rodrigues vs. Dennis Tiuliulin (Middleweight)
Karine Silva vs. Maryna Moroz (Flyweight)
Yadong Song vs. Rob Font (Bantamweight)