After coming up short at UFC Vegas 44, what’s next for Rob Font?

This past weekend at UFC Vegas 44, we saw a pivotal matchup in the bantamweight division. Top contenders went head-to-head as Rob Font (19-5) took on former UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo (31-7) in the main event.

When the fight started, I was incredibly impressed with Rob Font. Font immediately put his foot on the gas to try and make Aldo uncomfortable. There have been questions regarding Aldo’s gas tank throughout his career and Font was looking to expose that.

Late in the first round, Aldo was already bleeding from his nose. Font was frustrating him with his pace and pressure. However, everything changed once Aldo connected near the end of the first round.

Aldo was able to rock and drop Font and the feel of the fight completely shifted. Heading into UFC Vegas 44, I picked Aldo due to the power advantage. However, even I didn’t think it would be so destructive in terms of the impact it had on Font.

It appeared that every time Aldo hit Font cleanly, it hurt him. As a result, Aldo walked to a lopsided decision victory at UFC Vegas 44. That said, it’s worth noting that the fight was much closer than the scorecards would indicate.

What’s next after UFC Vegas 44?

As mentioned, Rob Font looked really good in spots at UFC Vegas 44. His boxing looked crisp and his cardio was on point. However, he just had no answer for the power and speed of Aldo whenever Aldo would fire back at him.

Fortunately for Font, there are a few things he can tighten up to get past this and I think he will. This isn’t the last you’ve seen of Rob Font. With that in mind, what should the UFC do with Rob Font after his loss to Jose Aldo?

I think the stars align for a matchup between Font and Cory Sandhagen (14-4). Both of these contenders are near the very top of the division, but both have lost their most recent fight. The promotion should pair these two together and whoever wins could jump right back into a title eliminator matchup.

After big win at UFC Vegas 44, what’s next for Jose Aldo?

This past weekend at UFC Vegas 44, we saw a big time main event in the bantamweight division. Former featherweight champion Jose Aldo (31-7) took on surging contender Rob Font (19-5). Whoever won this matchup was going to be in an excellent spot at 135.

Rob Font opened the fight with a ton of pressure to try and gas out Aldo. Aldo remained composed throughout, but it didn’t look great at the start of the fight. In previewing this fight, I thought the big advantage for Aldo would be in the power.

However, he didn’t have room to use that power early on. Then, near the end of the first round, the power was on display. Aldo dropped Font late in the opening frame and that set the tone for the rest of the fight.

Throughout the five rounds, Font would look great but big power shots from Aldo would completely swing the round in the former champion’s favor. This was the theme throughout and in the end, the judges gave Aldo a near sweep of the scorecards at UFC Vegas 44.

What’s next after UFC Vegas 44?

There’s no question that Jose Aldo should be near the top of the UFC’s bantamweight rankings when the rankings are updated this week. He should be back in the title conversation after three consecutive wins against top contenders.

Currently, we are in a bit of a waiting pattern at the top of the division. The champion Aljamain Sterling will be taking on the interim champion Petr Yan sometime in the spring. However, there’s still not a finalized date for that title fight.

TJ Dillashaw (17-4) was supposed to get a title fight after his win against Cory Sandhagen, however, a knee injury completely threw that off. Now with this title unification bout pending, Dillashaw needs an opponent as does Aldo.

The writing is on the wall for the UFC. There is no better fight to make than Jose Aldo against TJ Dillashaw. Whoever wins would be the clear number one contender. My guess is that the promotion makes this a Fight Night main event sometime around the Yan and Sterling fight.

Jose Aldo’s power too much for Rob Font at UFC Vegas 44

In the main event of UFC Vegas 44 we saw a big time matchup in the bantamweight division with potential title implications. Former featherweight champion Jose Aldo (30-7) was taking on the surging Rob Font (19-4).

Rob Font has been on a huge run over the last few years. After dropping a fight to Raphael Assuncao back in 2018, Font has gone a perfect 4-0. That streak started with a win over current Bellator bantamweight champion Sergio Pettis.
His last two wins came against former champion Cody Garbrandt and former title challenger Marlon Moraes. SImply put, Font has proven that he belongs near the top of the bantamweight division. However, he faced a stiff test tonight.
It’s crazy to think about Jose Aldo’s historic career and think about the fact that he’s only 35 years old. Aldo has been one of the best fighters to ever step foot inside the UFC‘s octagon and he’s currently trying to chase down another world title.
Last year, Aldo lost in a vacant title fight against Petr Yan. However, he’s responded well with really good wins over Chito Vera and Pedro Munhoz. Aldo was looking for a big win at UFC Vegas 44 that would put him right back in the title picture at 135 pounds.

UFC Vegas 44 Recap

Round 1

The UFC Vegas 44 main event kicked off with a touch of the gloves. Font immediately pushes forward with a long straight shot that just misses the mark. A lot of pressure early on from Font and he’s keeping Aldo on his back foot.

Big body kick from Aldo finds it’s home and he doubles it up. Sharp jab from Aldo but Font lands a crisp 1-2. Font times a takedown and takes down the former champion. However, Aldo pops right back up to his feet.

Font trying hard to get Aldo down, but Aldo is defending well. They break and Font goes right back on the pressure. Font landing well and Aldo’s nose is looking really red here. The pace is very high from Font who is landing well here.

Aldo looks a little lost here. Step in shot lands for Font and it appeared that Aldo looked a bit wobbled. However, he’s hanging in there. Leg kick from Font. Jabs from Font land and Aldo looks to counter. Huge shot to the body lands for Aldo and that got Font’s attention.

Font starts working his jab again and lands a nice right. Lead left for Font. Huge 1-2 from Aldo hurts Font badly. Aldo pushing forward and Font drops. The round comes to a close which saves Font. Font had the round, but Aldo’s knockdown takes it at UFC Vegas 44.

Round 2

Entering the second at UFC Vegas 44 and Aldo stole all the momentum at the end of round 1. They touch gloves and here we go. Low kick starts the striking for Font who definitely is fighting with a slower pace here in the second.

Combination from Font and Aldo is remaining patient. Another combination from Font and blood is tricking out the nose of Aldo. Nice overhand right lands for Jose Aldo. Now it’s Aldo stepping up his pressure but Font backs him up with two jabs.

Another big 1-2 from Aldo and Font circles out. Vicious 1-2 from Aldo and Font is hurt again. However, this time Font recovers really quickly. The power advantage for Aldo is massive here. Font keeping Aldo off of him with combinations.

Aldo wasn’t able to take advantage there because Font’s combinations. However, Aldo snaps his head back with another right hand. Another big land for Aldo. Hook to the body from Aldo. Font holding the center and lands a jab and a low kick.

Both men exchange jabs and Aldo lands a right. Font blitzes forward but nothing big lands. Bad takedown attempt from Font. Vicious rips to the body from Aldo and a stiff left hook. The round ends and it’s 2-0 Aldo at UFC Vegas 44. Font landed more but Aldo did more damage.

Round 3

Entering the third at UFC Vegas 44 and this is a good one. They touch gloves and Aldo opens with a big leg kick. Another big leg kick from Aldo who is switching things up. Font lands a jab but eats another leg kick from the former champion.

Another leg kick from Aldo and this is giving Font more to think about. Font switches stances after the four leg kicks. Pressure here from Aldo and Font tries for a takedown. However, Aldo defends extremely well and ends up on top in half guard.

Font looking to hip escape as Aldo is just controlling him on the ground. Aldo moves to side-control and his pace is very deliberate here on the ground. Nice defense from Font who gets Aldo back to full guard and he’s looking to attack with submissions.

Aldo seems content with just controlling from the top here. The former champion stands up briefly, however, he just just uses it to get a better position on top. Font uses the fence to get back to his feet. Nice uppercut lands for Rob Font.

Aldo looking really tired here and Font lands a big shot to the body. Font is definitely the fresher fighter in the third. 1-2 lands for Rob Font who appears to have all the momentum. Then a massive leg kick takes Font off his feet.

1-2 lands for Font. More pressure from Font and then the two men exchanges jabs. Another powerful leg kick from Aldo buckles Font. The round comes to a close and it’s 3-0 Aldo on my card at UFC Vegas 44.

Round 4

Entering the main event rounds at UFC Vegas 44 and Aldo should be up, but Font has the momentum. They touch gloves and Font goes right back on the pressure. Massive 1-2 from Aldo and Font is hurt badly. Big knee from Aldo and Font goes down.

More big shots from Aldo but Font pulls him into his guard. Aldo settles into half guard and it appears that he will settle for top control here. Font looks like he’s in a lot of pain on the ground with Aldo on top of him.

Aldo moves into side-control and he’s looking to mount. However, Font is defending well and he gets back to half guard. Aldo slips into mount, however, Font immediately gets it back to half guard and then full guard.

The ground defense has really been good for Rob Font tonight. Font tries to hip escape, however, Aldo stays on him with 90 seconds left in the round. Now, Font is starting to work elbows from the bottom as Aldo is just holding him here.

Font looks for an armbar but nothing is home there. Aldo just riding him here and he gets the mount briefly. However, Font immediately gets it back to half guard. The round comes to a close and I have it 4-0 Jose Aldo at UFC Vegas 44.

Round 5

Entering the final round at UFC Vegas 44 and I definitely think that Font’s going to need a finish here. They touch gloves and Font again pushes forward with a big combination. Font is going for it here in the opening seconds.

Nice right hand from Font. Aldo just eating the shots here. Lots of activity from Font but nothing is really hurting Aldo who starts walking forward. The two clinch and Font pushes Aldo up against the fence. Aldo looks exhausted here.

Nice elbow from Font as the two break. Aldo lands a couple of really nice shots of his own, however, Font is the aggressive one here. More shots from Font and he clinches Aldo again. Font lands some nice shots against the fence.

Big uppercut from Font against the fence. However, Aldo rocks him again with a big shot. Massive body shot from Aldo and another hook drops Font again here in the fifth. Font tries for a takedown, however, Aldo ends up on top and takes the back of Font.

Font is trying to move, but Aldo has him secured here on the ground. Aldo resting here as he just has Font mounted with a minute left. Font tries to roll but Aldo has a body triangle. Aldo looks for the rear naked choke.

Aldo locks it in. However, Font defends well and tries to get to the top position. Aldo holds the top position and the round ends. Should easily be a win for Aldo at UFC Vegas 44.

Jose Aldo def. Rob Font by Unanimous Decision (50-45, 50-45, 49-46)

UFC Vegas 44 Preview: Jose Aldo – Rob Font

Tomorrow night in the main event of UFC Vegas 44 we will see a big time matchup in the bantamweight division with potential title implications. Former featherweight champion Jose Aldo (30-7) will be taking on the surging Rob Font (19-4).

Rob Font has been on a huge run over the last few years. After dropping a fight to Raphael Assuncao back in 2018, Font has gone a perfect 4-0. That streak started with a win over current Bellator bantamweight champion Sergio Pettis.
His last two wins came against former champion Cody Garbrandt and former title challenger Marlon Moraes. SImply put, Font has proven that he belongs near the top of the bantamweight division. However, he’s going to have his hands full tomorrow night.
It’s crazy to think about Jose Aldo’s historic career and think about the fact that he’s only 35 years old. Aldo has been one of the best fighters to ever step foot inside the UFC‘s octagon and he’s currently trying to chase down another world title.
Last year, Aldo lost in a vacant title fight against Petr Yan. However, he’s responded well with really good wins over Chito Vera and Pedro Munhoz. With a win over Rob Font at UFC Vegas 44, Aldo will be right back in the title picture at 135 pounds.

UFC Vegas 44 Prediction

This fight is so interesting because of how good both of these men are from range. For Rob Font, he’s one of the best pure boxers in the UFC. He’s incredibly slick with counters and long punches which could really give Jose Aldo problems.
That said, Aldo thrives from range when he can use his kicks and Font with his boxing-first style is usually very heavy on that front leg. Look for Aldo to potentially take advantage of that. One big thing for Aldo at UFC Vegas 44 is going to be his speed.
Font has really good timing, but he’s at a huge speed disadvantage. Aldo can explode into shots and if Font is just a little off with his timing, he could pay a big price. While Rob Font is a popular pick, I think Aldo gets it done tomorrow night. One of those big explosions will lead to a big shot and when Aldo hurts you, he will likely finish you.
Prediction: Jose Aldo by TKO – Round 3

UFC booking potential title eliminator between Jose Aldo and Rob Font

The UFC has verbal agreements in place for a potential title eliminator in the bantamweight division. First reported by Ariel Helwani on the MMA Hour, the promotion is booking former featherweight champion Jose Aldo (30-7) against Rob Font (19-4).

The fight is expected to headline a UFC Fight Night from the APEX on December 4th. This fight is massive for Rob Font who will be going for his fifth straight victory to solidify his title contender status.

The last time we saw Font was back in May when he headlined a UFC Fight Night opposite former bantamweight champion Cody Garbrandt. Font used his superior boxing to beat the former champion over five rounds.

Prior to that, Font absolutely destroyed Marlon Moraes and finished him in the first round back in December. Now, the New England Cartel product will be getting a shot at one of the best to ever to it in Jose Aldo. If Font can win in December, there’s no denying his UFC title shot.

Another UFC title run for Aldo?

After spending a career in the featherweight division, in late 2019, Jose Aldo decided to move down to the UFC’s bantamweight division. In his first fight, he fought Marlon Moraes and looked really good.

However, the judges robbed him a victory. Despite technically losing, he got a title shot after the fight. He was stopped by Petr Yan last year on Fight Island in his attempt to become a two-division champion.

Since that loss, Aldo has bounced back. He defeated Chito Vera last December then he outclassed Pedro Munhoz at UFC 265 last month. Now, Aldo is taking on one of the most dangerous challengers in the division in Rob Font.

This fight is really going to tell us a lot about where Jose Aldo is. If he can come out and defeat Rob Font in December, it will show that he’s still at that championship level. However, if he falls flat, it might be time to think that his days at the very top of the UFC are over.

After being edged out at UFC Vegas 32, what’s next for Cory Sandhagen?

This past Saturday in the main event at UFC Vegas 32, we saw an instant classic in the bantamweight division. Former champion TJ Dillashaw (17-4) made his return as he took on the surging top contender Cory Sandhagen (14-3).

Heading into UFC Vegas 32, this was one of the most highly anticipated main events of the year. Dillashaw’s return combined with the rise of Sandhagen created a lot of intrigue around this main event.

Before the fight, I was expecting Sandhagen to pick up the win, but in a razor close fight. I just figured that he would be a bit sharper with having fought so much and I also just figured it was his time to shine.

TJ Dillashaw proved to be just as good as he was when he was champion on Saturday night. At UFC Vegas 32, Cory Sandhagen definitely did more damage overall when it comes to the striking.

However, Dillashaw did a great job of exploding when he needed to and utilizing a lot of control along the fence. Heading into the final round, it was truly anyone’s fight. I gave the final round to Dillashaw, but in reality, nobody lost at UFC Vegas 32.

What’s next after UFC Vegas 32?

Ultimately, two judges gave the fight to Dillashaw and he got the split decision win. However, as I said, there really wasn’t a loser on Saturday night. Yes, Sandhagen walked away with a loss on his record.

However, the match makers have already told him that he’s still only one win away from a title shot. While Dillashaw is getting the title shot next, Sandhagen is in virtually the exact same position as he was in before UFC Vegas 32.

So with that in mind, what’s next for The Sandman? To me, there’s only one fight that makes sense and it’s the fight the UFC should make. Cory Sandhagen needs to fight Rob Font (19-4) next.

Font has won four fights in a row and he’s ranked in the top five. Like Sandhagen, Font appears only one win away from earning a UFC title shot. The easy answer here is to have these two fight and the winner would get a title shot sometime in 2022.

After dominant win at UFC Vegas 27, what’s next for Rob Font?

This past Saturday in the main event of UFC Vegas 27, we saw a pivotal matchup in the bantamweight division. Former champion Cody Garbrandt (12-4) was taking on the surging Rob Font (19-4).

For the first time in a few years, Rob Font was fighting twice within a 12 month period. Font has been one of the brighter prospects in the UFC‘s bantamweight division, but for a while, he struggled to stay active.

However, he had won three in a row leading into UFC Vegas 27. One of those wins came over the current Bellator bantamweight champion Sergio Pettis. Font looked better than ever in his last outing against former title challenger Marlon Moraes.

He picked up the first round knockout and that win earned him a shot against the former UFC champion. However, Garbrandt was going to be a much steeper test. This was a great fight to see where Rob Font was in terms of the elite.

Well, Font looked sensational on Saturday night. The first round was very close with him getting taken down a couple of times, however, after that round, it was all Font. He dominated with his jab and lit Garbrandt up on his way to a dominant decision win at UFC Vegas 27.

What’s next after UFC Vegas 27?

While it’s a massive win for Rob Font, he didn’t move at all in this week’s UFC rankings. Font is locked in at the third spot behind Cory Sandhagen (14-2) and former champion Petr Yan.

Sandhagen is scheduled to face former UFC champion TJ Dillashaw (16-4) in July. That fight is being considered a likely title eliminator with the winner fighting the winner of the rematch between Yan and Aljamain Sterling.

Sterling and Yan are expected to run things back in the fall. With that, what’s next for Rob Font? Well, the UFC could have Font face the winner of Sandhagen – Dillashaw if the Sterling – Yan title fight takes a while to materialize.

That’s definitely an option for Font. Another option would be taking on former featherweight champion Jose Aldo (29-7) should Aldo win his next fight. Aldo is taking on Pedro Munhoz in August and if he wins that fight, a matchup with Font could make a lot of sense.

What’s next for Cody Garbrandt after UFC Vegas 27?

This past Saturday at UFC Vegas 27, former bantamweight champion Cody Garbrandt (12-4) took on Rob Font (19-4) in the main event. This was a pivotal matchup between two top five contenders in the bantamweight division.

Garbrandt was making his first appearance since UFC 250 last June. That night, the former champion knocked out Raphael Assuncao in the second round. That win snapped a three-fight losing streak for the former champion.

After that win, Garbrandt intended to move to flyweight to challenge for the UFC flyweight title. However, a battle with COVID-19 and injuries kept Garbrandt out for a significant amount of time.

After resuming training, Garbrandt decided to stay at 135 pounds for now. Ultimately, Garbrandt said that he wanted to hold two UFC titles at the same time. He was undecided on which division he would pursue.

The former champion looked motivated and focused heading into UFC Vegas 27. However, that focus didn’t translate to the performance. While Garbrandt landed some decent shots, Rob Font beat him to the punch and pretty much dominated on Saturday night.

What’s next after UFC Vegas 27?

After this loss, the former UFC champion is just 1-4 in his last five fights. So, where does ‘No Love’ go from here? Well, a lot of that will depend on which weight class he decides to pursue.

As mentioned, he seemed torn between flyweight and bantamweight moving forward. The UFC has options for him depending on which weight class he decides to pursue and there are options.

If he moves down to 125 pounds, I think a fight with someone like Alex Perez (24-6) makes a lot of sense. Perez is coming off a loss in a title fight and he’s squarely in the mix. If Garbrandt moved down and defeated Perez, he’d likely be right in line for a title shot.

If Garbrandt decides to stay at bantamweight, the UFC could pair him with someone like Marlon Moraes (23-8-1). Moraes is in a very similar position having gone 1-3 in his last four although the one win should’ve been a loss.

Magic Marlon is still ranked sixth in the division so Garbrandt would still be getting a top opponent. Either one of these fights would make sense for the former champion, but it will all come down to which weight class he wants to try next.

Rob Font outclasses Cody Garbrandt at UFC Vegas 27

In the main event of UFC Vegas 27, we saw a pivotal matchup in the bantamweight champion. Former bantamweight champion Cody Garbrandt (12-3) was back to take on the surging Rob Font (18-4).

Garbrandt is returning for the first time since UFC 250 last June. The former bantamweight champion knocked out Raphael Assuncao last June and immediately said that he was going to drop to flyweight to challenge the flyweight champion.

In fact, Garbrandt was booked to challenge for the flyweight title in November. However, the former UFC champion tested positive for COVID and really struggled to get over the virus. After battling COVID, Garbrandt decided to stay at bantamweight for now.

With that decision, the UFC booked him against Rob Font. Font has won three fights in a row leading into UFC Vegas 27. Font took on former title challenger Marlon Moraes back in December.

In what was the most impressive performance of his career, Font knocked out Moraes in the first round. That massive win put Font into the top five and earned him this shot against the former UFC champion.

UFC Vegas 27 Recap

Round 1

The UFC Vegas 27 main event kicked off with a touch of the gloves. Both men took the first few seconds to just try and gauge the range. The two trade jabs to start the striking and Garbrandt landed a nasty calf kick.

Font looked to work his jab, but was a bit out of range. Garbrandt fired a powerful headkick that was blocked by Font. Another good low kick lands for the former UFC champion. Font pushes forward trying to get Garbrandt against the fence.

Garbrandt circles and Font lands his own leg kick. Good jab lands for Rob Font, but Garbrandt counters with one of his own. Huge 1-2 lands for Font and Garbrandt is wobbled. Font tries to press forward, but Garbrandt gets some distance and stays calm.

Garbrandt uses the aggressiveness of Font to time a takedown attempt. The former champion gets Font to the ground with 90 seconds left to work. Font uses an escape to get back to his feet. Once on the feet, Font starts lighting up Garbrandt, but Garbrandt takes him right back down.

The round closes with Font getting back up to his feet. Extremely close round, but with two takedowns and some decent shots of his own, I lean slightly towards the former UFC champion.

Round 2

The second round starts and Font goes right back to the pressure. However, Garbrandt shoots in for a takedown and gets it. Garbrandt starts to attempt to pass the guard while throwing some shots in the guard.

Font tries to use a submission attempt to escape, but Garbrandt scrambles to keep the top position. Garbrandt is in halfguard and Font uses a kimura to scramble and get back to his feet.

Font immediately starts pushing forward behind his jab. Garbrandt tries for another takedown, but this time he can’t land it. The former UFC champion is looking a little tired with two minutes left in the round.

Big jab lands for Font and a counter left lands for Garbrandt. Font continues to touch Garbrandt with his jab and he throws a nice uppercut. Both men whiff on big power shots.

Another good jab for Rob Font. 1-2 lands for Rob Font and he’s gaining more confidence here. More pressure for Font and he lands another stiff jab. Garbrandt shoots deep for a takedown, but Font stuffs it. 1-1 after two at UFC Vegas 27.

Round 3

Entering the third round at UFC Vegas 27 and all the momentum is with Rob Font. Font immediately back on the pressure and jab to start round 3. Garbrandt tries to throw his own, but Font is landing here.

Nasty calf kick lands for Garbrandt. Stiff jab for Rob Font. Garbrandt pushes forward with a combination, but Font counters with two straight brutal 1-2s. Font pushes forward with little respect for Garbrandt here.

Garbrandt tries for another takedown, but Font stuffs it and reverses the position. Font presses Garbrandt against the fence and he tries for his own takedown. Garbrandt uses a scramble to separate and we’re back to striking.

Font presses forward and lands a jab followed by a 1-2. Garbrandt is forced to shoot for a takedown, but Font sprawls nicely. Font gets back to his feet and lands a nice knee to the body.

It’s all Rob Font here as he lands two straight jabs. Nasty hook to the body lands for Rob Font. Garbrandt looking frustrated, but there’s no significant answer. The round closes and it’s either 2-1 or 3-0 Rob Font at UFC Vegas 27.

Round 4

Entering the main event rounds and the former UFC champion needs to turn things around. The two touch gloves and Font lands two straight jabs. Garbrandt lands another really nice calf kick to start his striking.

Counter left hook lands for Garbrandt and Font pushes forward with about four shots of his own. Another nice jab lands for Rob Font. Right hand over the top lands for Rob Font. Garbrandt comes up top, but Font lands a nasty body shot.

Huge short left lands for Garbrandt, but Font just eats it. Body shot lands for Font and it hurts Garbrandt. Garbrandt immediately ties Font up, but Font separates. 1-2 lands for Rob Font and then he lands a good body kick.

Vicious combination lands for Rob Font and he’s in total control. Right hook over the top lands for Font. Leg kick and then a 1-2 for Font. Another jab for Font and Garbrandt is wearing it right now.

Massive 1-2 finds it’s home for Font. Sloppy takedown attempts from the former UFC champion are stuffed by Font. Three straight jabs land for Font. The round comes to a close and it’s all Rob Font here at UFC Vegas 27.

Round 5

Entering the final round here at UFC Vegas 27 and it’s going to take a miracle from Cody Garbrandt. However, entering the final round and Garbrandt looks a little checked out and frustrated.

1-2 for Garbrandt lands and a big combination after lands for the former UFC champion. However, Font pushes right through it and lands nice shots of his own. Garbrandt steps in and lands a big left hook.

The former champion lands a massive right hook. Big 1-2 lands for Rob Font and these two are throwing in the final round. Both trade jabs, but Font doubles it up Huge uppercut lands for Font and Garbrandt is wobbled.

Garbrandt steps away and regains his composure. Font pressuring behind his jab and Garbrandt is trying to regain himself. Two minutes left and another jab lands for Font. Huge right lands for Cody Garbrandt.

A jab and a massive right lands for Font and Garbrandt is hurt again. Garbrandt tries for a takedown and Font is all over him. Another jab for Rob Font. The boxing is so crisp for Rob Font.

1-2 lands for Font and this one is in the final seconds. Garbrandt tries a big spinning attack and Font gets a body lock. Font pulls Garbrandt to the ground and holds on as time expires. This one is over and it should be Rob Font 49-46.

Rob Font def. Cody Garbrandt by Unanimous Decision (48-47, 50-45, 50-45)

UFC Vegas 27 Preview: Rob Font – Cody Garbrandt

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