Rob Font

USA

Set to face Garbrandt on May 22
BantamweightUFC
March 18, 2021
Font will fight Cody Garbrandt at the UFC Event on May 22, Brett Okamoto of ESPN.com reports.
ANALYSIS
Font will carry his 18-4-0 UFC record into this matchup. The bantamweight most recently defeated Marlon Moraes via TKO (punches) at UFC Fight Night in Las Vegas on Dec. 19, 2020. His counterpart, Garbrandt, will also be entering the ring victorious. Garbrandt defeated Raphael Assuncao at UFC 250 on June 6, 2020.
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Flattens Marlon Moraes in Vegas
BantamweightUFC
December 19, 2020
Font defeated Marlon Moraes via TKO (punches) at 3:47 of Round 1 at UFC Fight Night on Saturday in Las Vegas.
ANALYSIS
It's the biggest victory of Font's career and comes on the heels of knee surgery following a torn ACL in his most recent fight about a year ago. Font appeared to be in bad shape early with Moraes controlling him on the mat, but he eventually fired off one quick jab that clocked Moraes and turned the entire fight around. Font has fast, fast hands, and Moraes never had a chance once the Massachusetts native opened up and floored the gas pedal. Font's all-around game isn't great but he can hang with any fighter in the division on the feet. Now 33 years of age, except Font to get back in the Octagon as soon as possible given all his time away and the fact he absorbed relatively little punishment in this fight. He'll also walk away with a $50,000 Performance of the Night bonus for his efforts here.
Booked for December fight
BantamweightUFC
October 21, 2020
Font (knee) will face Marlon Moraes in a bantamweight fight at a UFC event scheduled for Dec. 19, Marcel Dorff of MMADNA reports.
ANALYSIS
Font tore his ACL in his victory over Ricky Simon via unanimous decision at UFC Washington DC in December of 2019 and has been recovering since. However, he'll apparently be ready by late December as he returns to the Octagon against Moraes. Moraes is coming off a loss to Cory Sandhagen via TKO (strikes) in October. Font has advantages in both height and reach as he attempts to extend his winning streak to three.
Recovering from ACL tear
BantamweightUFC
March 14, 2020
Font is recovering from suffering a torn ACL in his victory over Ricky Simon at UFC Fight Night last December, Farrah Hannoun of MMAJunkie.USAToday.com reports.
ANALYSIS
Font tore his ACL in the second-round but still managed to tough it out and win the bout via unanimous decision. He also suffered slight tears on both of his meniscuses. He is currently rehabbing in Las Vegas and hopes to return by the end of the year. The 32-year-old has won three of his previous four fights, including bakc-to-back wins over Sergio Pettis and Simon.
Takes decision from Ricky Simon
BantamweightUFC
December 7, 2019
Font defeated Ricky Simon via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27) at UFC Fight Night on Saturday in Washington D.C.
ANALYSIS
Fighting for the first time in 51 weeks, Font was able to score his second straight unanimous decision victory and earn Fight of the Night honors in the process. It didn't come easy. The Massachusetts native started slowly before finding his range in Rounds 2 and 3. Font looked like the much more comfortable striker, but he did allow Simon to land six takedown attempts. Font's career takedown defense now stands at an abysmal 30 percent and it's difficult to label him a serious contender at 135 pounds if he continues to struggle in that area. Font has quick hands and is a talented boxer so there is potential here if he can just manage to stay standing.
Added to Washington DC card
BantamweightUFC
October 29, 2019
Font will face Ricky Simon in a bantamweight bout at UFC Washington DC on Dec. 7, Nolan King of USA Today reports.
ANALYSIS
The fight on Dec. 7 will mark Font's first action in nearly a year after his fight at UFC Greenville was called off due to a late withdrawal. Font defeated Sergio Pettis via unanimous decision in December 2018, which brought his record as a professional fighter to 16-4. Simon carries a 15-2 record over his professional career and is coming off a loss to Urijah Faber via KO (punches) in July that snapped an eight-fight win streak. Font carries slight height and reach advantages over Simon.