Rob Font looked championship ready earlier tonight (Sat., May 22, 2021) at UFC Vegas 27 live on ESPN+ from inside UFC APEX in Las Vegas, Nevada, when he outlasted former UFC bantamweight champion Cody Garbrandt to the tune of a unanimous decision.
There way a long feeling out period before Font caught Garbrandt behind the ear and briefly wobbled him. “No Love” rebounded to score his first takedown inside of the Octagon since his fight against Dominick Cruz and scored some top time. Garbrandt took the fight to the ground again in the second, but Font threatened with a nasty kimura to get free. Font regained momentum with a consistent barrage of combinations and strikes from range that bloodied Garbrandt for the final minutes of the round.
Font continued to lead the dance in the third round as Garbrandt struggled to stay off his back foot. Font used his jab to set up bigger combinations as “No Love” absorbed the shots and stood in harm’s way. The fourth round was much of the same as Font pushed forward and unloaded on Garbrandt at will. Font didn’t go in for the kill but he really started to batter Garbrandt’s face.
Garbrandt came out firing in Round 5 but it wasn’t enough to stop Font’s forward movement. Font was able to control the exchanges again and cruised to the decision win.
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