Rob Font

USA

Out
Injury Lower Leg
Est. Return 11/19/2021
Cleared of positive test
BantamweightUFC
Out
July 2, 2021
Font has been cleared following his previous positive test because a cosmetic product led to it, MMAJunkie.com reports.
ANALYSIS
Font tested positive for 4-CPA, which was thought to be only an indicator of meclofexonate, a banned stimulant by the USADA. His team then went to work and a recent study found that certain lotions and shampoos can lead to the same outcome and it has been deemed that was the case in Font's scenario. He will not face any further punishment following the "false positive" case but does still have a 180-day medical suspension dating back to late May.
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Receives medical suspension
BantamweightUFC
Out
May 25, 2021
Font is facing a 180-day medical suspension, MMAFighting.com reports.
ANALYSIS
Font must have his right tibia/fibula, ankle, and foot x-rayed. If they are positive he will need to have it cleared by a doctor or be unable to fight until Nov. 19. Font is coming off a win against Cody Garbrandt via unanimous decision last week.
Cruises in main event showcase
BantamweightUFC
Out
May 22, 2021
Font defeated Cody Garbrandt via unanimous decision (50-45, 50-45, 48-47) at UFC Fight Night on Saturday in Las Vegas.
ANALYSIS
It was a coming out party for Font in what was a dominating performance. It took him about a round to settle in. He allowed two successful takedowns from Garbrandt in the first frame before cruising the rest of the way. Behind a beautiful jab that seemed to land every single time he threw it, Font was credited with a whopping 180-62 edge in total strikes landed. He attempted 358 strikes compared to just 142 from Garbrandt. Font's cardio was also on point, as he saw the championship rounds for the first time in his pro career. Quite frankly, this couldn't have gone any better for the Massachusetts native. The 33-year-old has won four straight (Garbrandt, Marlon Moraes, Ricky Simon, Sergio Pettis) and is without a defeat dating back to July 2018. Font is clearly one of the very best bantamweights on the UFC roster and should be no more than a win or two away from impacting the title picture at 135 pounds.
Set to face Garbrandt on May 22
BantamweightUFC
Out
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.
Flattens Marlon Moraes in Vegas
BantamweightUFC
Out
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
Out
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.