Rob Font
Boxes up opponent in victory
BantamweightUFC
December 15, 2018
Font defeated Sergio Pettis via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 20-27) at 1:15 of Round 1 at UFC on Fox 31 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on Saturday.
ANALYSIS
Font was simply the superior fighter in this one, hammering his opponent with jabs and straight rights before deciding to take the fight to the ground in the final two rounds. Font can sometimes have trouble with fighters who can pour on the pressure but is extremely well rounded and should be considered a contender at bantamweight. He moves to 16-4 in professional MMA as a result of the victory.
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Tabbed to fight Pettis at UFC on FOX 31
BantamweightUFC
October 11, 2018
Font will fight against Sergio Pettis at UFC on FOX 31 in Milwaukee on Dec. 15, MMAFighting.com reports.
ANALYSIS
In Font's last fight, he was handily defeated by Raphael Assunao via unanimous decision. He now will look to bounce back against the newest member of the bantamweight level in Pettis. To Font's advantage, he is two inches taller and has two more inches of reach than his opponent. Pettis hasn't been defeated by a TKO since 2015, however, so despite the apparent physical advantage, this matchup won't necessarily be smooth sailing.
Dominated by Raphael Assuncao Saturday in Vegas
BantamweightUFC
July 7, 2018
Font lost to Raphael Assuncao via unanimous decision (27-30, 27-30, 27-30) at UFC 226 on Saturday in Las Vegas.
ANALYSIS
Font is a solid, all-around fighter but he isn't on the level of a guy like Assuncao and that showed on Saturday. Despite being the considerably larger fighter, Font was unable to get inside against Assuncao with any regularity and thus he landed just 28/132 total strikes, good for a paltry 21 percent rate. Font has shown more good than bad in his eight UFC bouts (5-3), but he can't compete with the top 135-pounders on the roster. Font turned 31 years old last month.
Will fight Raphael Assuncao at UFC 226
BantamweightUFC
April 12, 2018
Font will face off against Raphael Assuncao during UFC 226 on July 7 at T-Mobile Arena.
ANALYSIS
Font (15-3) has won three of his past four fights, most recently securing a TKO victory over Thomas Almeida at UFC 220. His opponent, Assuncao (26-5), most recently knocked out Matthew Lopez last November and carries a 10-1 record over his past 11 fights.
Knocks out Thomas Almeida Saturday in Boston
BantamweightUFC
January 20, 2018
Font defeated Thomas Almeida via TKO (punches) at 2:24 of Round 1 at UFC 220 on Saturday in Boston.
ANALYSIS
Known for his speed and quick hands, Font had it all working on Saturday. After an even first round in which both men landed their fair share of shots, Font took control of the fight and began landing at will. Almeida was rocked for a good minute or so before Font was finally able to get the stoppage. He took his time when he got the Brazilian in trouble and didn't punch himself out, which is a good sign moving forward. Font is perennially underrated but he now has his signature win on a big stage. His record in the UFC improves to 5-2 win Saturday's victory.
Taps to Pedro Munhoz Saturday in Sao Paulo
BantamweightUFC
October 28, 2017
Font lost to Pedro Munhoz via submission (guillotine choke) at 4:03 of Round 1 at UFC Fight Night on Saturday in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
ANALYSIS
It is obviously a tough loss for Font but he really can't do anything other than tip his hat to Munhoz. Knowing that he was in immediate trouble after a big combination landed, Font tapped out instantly to Munhoz's guillotine. Font moves well and he's darn athletic but he has struggled with high-level opponents. His 4-2 record with the UFC is solid but he needs to make some headway against the better fighters in the company's bantamweight division.