Rob Font and Cody Garbrandt clash in the main event of this Saturday’s UFC Fight Night. Their bantamweight bout draws enormous attention, as many consider the same to be the title-eliminator meeting. And how it wouldn’t be with the rising Font on one side and the former champion of the division on the other.
Rob Font -120
Font won three in a row, the latest one against Marlon Moraes back in December 2020. It was the moment once all MMA fans realized that this guy is ready for some major challenges.
His kickboxing is perfect, and over the past several years, we saw him improving in all other areas significantly. Still, punching and kicking from stand up is still his primary weapon, along with a long reach. His coaches have said that Font made remarkable progress in terms of his mental power in the last two years.
Before the fight with Moraes, Font beat Ricky Simona and Sergio Pettis, while his three UFC losses came against John Lineker, Pedro Munhoz, and Raphael Assuncao.
Cody Garbrandt +115
He is the former champion in this division, yet that tile went away some five years ago, once he lost to TJ Dillashaw. After that bout, Garbrandt suffered another loss to the same rival, both via TKO, and following that, Pedro Munhoz beat Garbrandt at the UFC 235 in March 2019.
The losing series was snapped in June 2020, with the No Love as the fans call him, trashing Raphael Assuncao, announcing his return to the elite of the UFC. Yet, the COVID-19 virus spoiled his plans for attacking another belt. He was supposed to challenge the featherweight champion, Deiveson Figueiredo.
Like Font, Garbrandt is one of the most powerful punchers in the division and is mostly about kickboxing. There really aren’t big differences in the fight styles between these guys.
Font is on the rise here, and to be honest, we believe that he is in better physical shape than Garbrandt, who had his last fight almost a year ago. What is also a very big advantage for Font is his reach which is six inches longer. Once two kick-boxers meet, that is a pretty valuable edge one side has. So, after all, said here, it is logical to bet on Font’s victory.-->
Pick: Font Wins