Matt Schnell Moves to 135, Fills in For Alejandro Perez Against Rob Font at TUF 24 Finale
By: Jordan Breen Nov 28, 2016
On “The Ultimate Fighter” Season 24, Matt
Schnell was choked out by Tim Elliott
in the first round of their quarterfinal bout, but that won't keep
Schnell from an appearance at the
TUF 24 Finale in Las Vegas.
Last week, Alejandro
Perez was forced out of his slated bantamweight contest on Dec.
3 with Rob
Font. Now, his spot will be filled by Schnell, who will jump up
from 125 to 135 pounds for the contest. MMAJunkie was first
to report the switch.
Prior to entering TUF 24 as the season's sixth seed at 125 pounds,
Schnell posted six straight wins in the Legacy Fighting
Championship cage and earned the promotion's interim flyweight
title. The 26-year-old American Top Team product is now 9-2 in his
Font, 29, hasn't seen action since his May unanimous decision loss
to Brazilian puncher John
Lineker at UFC 198. The Team Sityodtong rep was scheduled to
return to action at UFC 204 in October against Ian
Entwistle, but the contest was canceled when Entwistle fell ill
during his weight cut.