Picture Credit: Twitter

Picture Credit: Twitter

On August 5, the main event of UFC Nashville will feature Rob Font, a UFC bantamweight contender, taking on Cory Sandhagen in place of the injured Umar Nurmagomedov. Instead of the divisional limit of 135 pounds, Sandhagen vs. Font will take place at a catchweight of 140 pounds, lasting five rounds.

Umar Nurmagomedov, who had to withdraw from his first promotional headliner due to a shoulder ailment, is replaced by Font. Before switching, the Massachusetts native had been scheduled to fight Song Yadong for the promotion's comeback to Boston, which was scheduled at UFC 292. Yadong was compelled to withdraw from the fight on August 19 for unspecified reasons, according to reports.

Font (20-6 MMA, 10-5 UFC) hopes to extend a one-win streak to two games. Font defeated Adrian Yanez by knockout at UFC 287. The victory ended a two-fight losing streak that included losses against Jose Aldo and Marlon Vera.

After two consecutive unsuccessful title defences, Sandhagen (16-4 MMA, 9-3 UFC) has won back-to-back fights. Sandhagen has defeated Yadong and Marlon Vera since suffering defeats to T.J. Dillashaw and Petr Yan in the championship bouts.

List of confirmed fights for UFC Fight Night Nashville:

Catchweight: Cory Sandhagen vs Rob Font

Light Heavyweight: Tanner Boser vs Aleksa Camur

Lightweight: Ignacio Bahamondes vs Ludovit Klein

Light Heavyweight: Dustin Jacoby vs Kennedy Nzechukwu

Featherweight: Billy Quarantillo vs Damon Jackson

Light Heavyweight: Ovince Saint Preux vs Ion Cutelaba

Women's Strawweight: Jessica Andrade vs Tatiana Suarez

Featherweight: Sean Woodson vs Steve Garcia

Flyweight: Tagir Ulanbekov vs Jake Hadley

Bantamweight: Said Nurmagomedov vs Kyler Phillips

Flyweight: Ode' Osbourne vs Assu Almabayev

Welterweight: Jeremiah Wells vs Carlston Harris