Rob Font


Dominated after weight miss
April 30, 2022
Font lost to Marlon Vera via unanimous decision (47-48, 46-49, 46-49) at UFC on ESPN 35 on Saturday in Las Vegas.
Font's stock has completely cratered in the span of the past 36 hours. First he missed weight by 2.5 pounds on Friday morning and had to forfeit 20 percent of his purse to Vera in order for the fight to proceed. Then, after a very strong start to the bout, Font was run out of the UFC Apex in what ended up being a wild, lopsided brawl. It's obviously fair to wonder if Font fading throughout the course of the fight was the result of the weight miss. Font was clearly the more technical striker of the two, but Vera scored a knockdown in both Rounds 2 and 3, and it was nothing short of a miracle that Font was able to see the final bell considering how much damage he absorbed. Font had never missed weight before, so this could very well be a one time issue, but it still leaves the Massachusetts native in a difficult spot moving forward. He has lost back-to-back bouts, fights in a loaded division, and will turn 35 years of age in late June. Font has zero margin for error moving forward. To add insult to injury, he would have been awarded a $50,000 bonus after this bout received Fight of the Night honors, but that extra check went to Vera due to Font missing weight and being ineligible.
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Fight proceeding at catchweight
April 29, 2022
Font will take on Marlon Vera in a catchweight bout after Font missed weight by 2.5 pounds during Friday's weigh-in, reports.
Font will forfeit 20 percent of his purse as penalty for his missed weight, but the fight will go on as scheduled, though no longer as a bantamweight fight as planned. Font is a slight favorite at around (-135) in what is expected to be a fairly good fight.
Headlining against Marlon Vera
March 9, 2022
Font (face) will fight Marlon Vera in a bantamweight bout that headlines UFC Fight Night on April 30, Brett Okamoto of reports.
Font was handed a six-month medical suspension for left orbital and nasal fractures following his loss to Jose Aldo via unanimous decision in December, but he's ready to return to the Octagon for a five-round bout next month. Font had won four straight fights prior to the defeat, and Vera is also riding a two-fight win streak following his victory over Frankie Edgar via KO in November.
Facing medical suspension after loss
December 7, 2021
Font is facing a six-month medical suspension, reports.
Font entered last week's fight on a four-fight winning streak, but was unable to get past Jose Aldo. He suffered left orbital and nasal fractures, both of which will need to be cleared by a doctor if he wants to fight again before June.
Comes up short against legend
December 6, 2021
Font lost to Jose Aldo via unanimous decision (45-50, 45-50, 46-49) at UFC Vegas 44 on Saturday.
Font had all the momentum in the world, entering this fight on a four-fight winning streak that included several high-quality opponents, but was unable to get the job done against one of his toughest tests to date. The numbers here are a bit misleading, as Font recorded 149 significant strikes compared to 86 for Aldo -- one of the highest margins in history for a fighter who lost a decision. It was Aldo's shots that did the most damage, however, as evidenced by two knockdowns. Font did have Aldo's eye almost completely swollen shut late, but he was unable to capitalize. Font looked more than capable of competing in five-round fights at the highest level, but he'll now need to string together a few victories if he wishes to get back in the title conversation.
Fight in the works against Aldo
September 27, 2021
Font (lower leg) is expected to fight Jose Aldo in a bantamweight bout at the UFC event Dec. 4, reports.
Font has won four straight bouts and five of six overall. He most recently defeated Cody Garbrandt via unanimous decision back in May. Font is getting closer to a title shot and a victory in early December against Aldo would certainly help out that cause.