Rob Font

Puerto Rico

Struggles continue in Austin
BantamweightUFC
December 2, 2023
Font lost to Deiveson Figueiredo via unanimous decision (27-30, 27-30, 27-30) at UFC Fight Night on Saturday in Austin, Texas.
ANALYSIS
Font was looking to rebound from a main event loss to Cory Sandhagen this past August in which he spent nearly all five rounds on his back. This seemed like a potential rebound spot against an opponent in Figueiredo that was competing in a new weight class. It wasn't meant to be. Font is a volume striker, and although he won the significant strike battle by a 46-45 count, Deiveson landed the harder shots throughout the course of the bout. Toss in the fact Figueiredo connected on 4-of-7 takedown attempts, and Font had no chance to win a decision. Rob is in significant trouble moving forward. He's now 36 years of age and is rocking a 1-4 record in his past five fights dating back to December 2021.
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Next bout scheduled
BantamweightUFC
September 22, 2023
Font is slated to fight Deiveson Figueiredo at a UFC event on Dec. 2, Marcel Dorff of Eurosport.nl reports.
ANALYSIS
Font will look to get back on track after losing his most recent bout with Cory Sandhagen. The 36-year-old American, who currently boasts a 10-6 record within the UFC, will look to get back on the winning path against Deiveson Figueiredo.
Routed in main event loss
BantamweightUFC
August 5, 2023
Font lost to Cory Sandhagen via unanimous decision (45-50, 45-50, 45-50) at UFC on ESPN 50 on Saturday in Nashville.
ANALYSIS
It's going to be quite a while before we see a UFC main event as lopsided as this one. Font agreed to step in here for an injured Umar Nurmagomedov (shoulder) in mid-July. As a result, a fight between two natural bantamweights was contested at a catchweight of 140 pounds. The problem with that for Font is that Sandhagen is gigantic for 135 pounds. Unable to defend a takedown, Rob spent nearly the entire five rounds on his back. In a bout that lasted 25 minutes, Font was credited with nine (that is not a misprint) significant strikes landed. Simply put, the deck was stacked against Font here before things even began, and it only got worse once the bell rang. Rob is now 36 years of age and is just 1-3 in his past four bouts, but the company would never risk sending him packing after he bailed them out and agreed to fight here. Font does need to win his next time out, however.
New fight scheduled
BantamweightUFC
July 20, 2023
Font will fight Cory Sandhagen in a five-round catchweight bout at UFC Nashville on Aug. 5, according to Marc Raimondi of ESPN.
ANALYSIS
Font was supposed to fight Yadong Song at UFC 292, but the latter withdrew. Meanwhile, Sandhagen was scheduled to fight Umar Nurmagomedov before the latter withdrew with a shoulder injury. It made sense for the UFC to pair the available top-seven bantamweights against each other. But with less than three weeks to go before UFC Nashville, Sandhagen-Font will be a catchweight bout so that neither, but particularly the latter, needs to worry about a drastic weight cut after the sudden change of plans.
Yadong fight official
BantamweightUFC
June 21, 2023
Font will face off against Yadong Song at UFC 292 on Aug. 19, Marcel Dorff of Eurosport.nl reports.
ANALYSIS
The fight, which had previously been rumored to be in the works, is now official, as Font is set to face off against Yadong Song at UFC Boston. Font, who is currently ranked No. 7 in the bantamweight division of the UFC, will fight a formable opponent in No. 8 Yadong in his quest for the Bantamweight Title.
Yadong fight in works
BantamweightUFC
June 8, 2023
Font has a bantamweight bout against Yadong Song in the works for UFC Boston on Aug. 19, according to Marcel Dorff of Eurosport.nl.
ANALYSIS
Though not signed currently, the UFC is working on a fight between No. 7 Font and No. 8 Song. Both are off fighting TKO victories in April. Font logged a first-round TKO win over Adrian Yanez at UFC 287, while Song recorded a fifth-round TKO against Ricky Simon in the main event of UFC Vegas 72.