Local Bantamweight Rob Font Will Face Joey Gomez At UFC Fight Night Boston

Rob Font will have a new opponent for his hometown fight next month at TD Garden.

The Leominster, Mass., native will take on newcomer Joey Gomez in his UFC Fight Night Boston early prelim bantamweight bout Jan. 17. Font previously was scheduled to fight Patrick Williams, who is injured.

Font, who fights out of Sityodtong in Somerville, Mass., is 11-1 in UFC.

Gomez also hails from New England, being from Hollis, N.H., and will make his UFC debut in the fight. He is 6-0 in non-UFC fights in his professional career.

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Thumbnail photo via George Roop fights Rob Font during a bantamweight fight at Mandalay Bay Events Center.