Pedro Munhoz and Rob Font faced off tonight (Sat., Oct. 28 2017) from inside Ibirapuera Gymnasium in Sao Paulo, Brazil, broadcast live on Fox Sports 1. Munhoz had won three straight fights, while Font had beaten his last two opponents.
The fight opened at a blazing pace, with Munhoz getting in Font’s face as both guys threw hard punches. Font feinted and threw a nice jab. He was making Munhoz bite on feints. Munhoz got taken down for a second and went for an ankle lock, getting right back up. They went back and forth at a breakneck pace. Font landed a nice lead hook, then Munhoz leaped into a hook of his own. Font landed a nice hook again. Munhoz got another lead hook in, and rocked Font! Font stumbled back and ducked under for a takedown. Munhoz jumped on his signature guillotine out of nowhere, rolled Font onto his back, and cranked with one arm from mount. Just like, that, the fight was over! What an incredible scrap. The action was far too fast to keep up with in words.
In the post-fight interview, Daniel Cormier highlighted that this fight was the first time Rob Font had been finished. Munhoz said that he is more than ready for his next fight, and a win over Font, tough as nails, shows he is ready for anyone in this division.
Official result: Pedro Munhoz def. Rob Font via submission (guillotine choke) at 4:03 of round one
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