MMA Odds and Ends for Monday: TUF 24’s Matt Schnell steps up to fight Rob Font, UFC Melbourne highlights

480TUF 24’s Matt Schnell steps up to fight Rob Font UFC officials announced Sunday that TUF 24 contestant Matt Schnell will move up to bantamweight to battle Rob Font, replacing the injured Alejandro Perez. Schnell (9-2) lost to Tim Elliott in the quarterfinals of Season 24 of The Ultimate Fighter. Prior to that, he was the Legacy FC interim flyweight champion and heads into this matchup on a six-fight win streak. Font (12-2) was slated to compete at UFC 204 before his opponent Ian Entwistle was ruled medically ineligible at the card’s official weigh-ins, and the matchup was cancelled. He’s coming off a unanimous-decision loss to John Lineker. The event is scheduled to take place at the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas this Saturday (December 3rd, 2016). Here’s an updated look at the card… Demetrious Johnson (c) vs. TBA – for flyweight title Joseph Benavidez vs. Henry Cejudo Jake Ellenberger vs. Jorge Masvidal Jared Cannonier vs. Ion Cutelaba Alexis Davis vs. Sara McMann Ryan Hall vs. Gray Maynard Kailin Curran vs. Jamie Moyle Devin Clark vs. Josh Stansbury Elvis Mutapcic vs. Anthony Smith Brendan O’Reilly vs. “Maestro” Dong Hyun Kim Ryan Benoit vs. Brandon Moreno Rob Font vs. Matt Schnell       Who should Conor McGregor fight next? MMA fighters give their picks     UFC Fight Night 101: Robert Whittaker vs. Derek Brunson video highlights     UFC Fight Night 101: Omari Akhmedov vs. Kyle Noke video highlights     UFC Fight Night 101: Danielle Taylor vs. Seo Hee Ham video highlights

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