Tomorrow night in the headliner of UFC Vegas 27, we will see a pivotal matchup in the bantamweight division. Former bantamweight champion Cody Garbrandt (12-3) is back as he takes on the surging Rob Font (18-4).
Whoever wins this matchup is going to be sitting in a very good spot in terms of the title picture at bantamweight. For Garbrandt, he’s looking to pick up his second straight win after snapping a three-fight losing streak.
The former UFC champion has been through a lot over the past few years. Losing his title to TJ Dillashaw, health issues, three knockout losses, and a battle with COVID. While his resolve has been tested, Garbrandt’s desire never wavered.
The former champion is hungrier than ever coming off of a knockout win over Raphael Assuncao at UFC 250 last June. Garbrandt said this week that he plans on winning tomorrow and then he has the flyweight and bantamweight titles in his future.
Rob Font will look to throw Garbrandt off of his path. Font has risen up to be one of the most dangerous contenders in the UFC‘s bantamweight division. Entering UFC Vegas 27, Font has won three straight.
In December, Font took on former title challenger Marlon Moraes. Font completely destroyed Moraes and stopped him in the first round. If he’s able to stop No Love in the first round tomorrow, he could be next in line for a UFC title shot.
UFC Vegas 27 Prediction
This main event at UFC Vegas 27 is going to come down to one thing and that thing is boxing. Both of these men possess some of the best hands not just in the bantamweight division, but in the entire promotion.
However, the go about it in very different ways. Font is more of an upright boxer who uses sleek angles, range, and straight shots. Garbrandt on the other hand relies on his speed and ability to close distance with huge power shots.
Historically, strikers like Rob Font do better in these kind of matchups. Think Conor McGregor – Jose Aldo here. I’m truly torn on who I think is going to win at UFC Vegas 27.
Ultimately, I actually like Rob Font to get the win here. I think he’s going to tag Garbrandt in the first round and we’ve all seen Garbrandt throw game plans out the window when he gets hit. If that happens at UFC Vegas 27, he’s going to get stopped by the crisp strikes of Rob Font.
Prediction: Rob Font by TKO – Round 2