UFC Vegas 27: Rob Font vs. Cody Garbrandt preview and prediction

Preview and prediction for Rob Font vs. Cody Garbrandt at UFC Vegas 27.

Two top-five contenders within the UFC bantamweight division will meet in the primary occasion of UFC Vegas 27, as Rob Font and former champion Cody Garbrandt each vie to put themselves in an excellent place for a future title shot.

Font, who enters this combat because the No. 3 bantamweight contender, is using a three-fight win streak and has gained 4 of his final 5. Font most not too long ago competed at UFC Vegas 17 in December, the place he scored a spotlight, first-round TKO of former title challenger Marlon Moraes.

Garbrandt was at one level a rising undefeated fighter, ultimately defeating Dominick Cruz at UFC 207 to seize the bantamweight championship. Garbrandt misplaced the belt in his first protection to T.J. Dillashaw, nevertheless, occurring to lose the rematch and lose a UFC 235 bout with Pedro Munhoz.

Garbrandt efficiently returned with a second-round KO of Raphael Assuncao at UFC 250 and was scheduled to problem for the flyweight title earlier than coping with COVID-19.

Who will win at UFC Vegas 27: Rob Font or Cody Garbrandt?

Trying on the Story of the Tape, whereas the 2 males have the identical top, Font will enter this combat with a giant six-inch attain benefit.

Per FightMetrics, Font outpaces Garbrandt in strikes landed per minute and has a slight edge in placing accuracy. Garbrandt, nevertheless, does maintain the marginally higher placing protection numbers.

Whereas Font averages simply over a takedown per combat, edging out Garbrandt in that class, Font has a weak takedown accuracy proportion. Garbrandt hasn’t confronted many takedown makes an attempt in opposition to him exterior of the Cruz combat, however Garbrandt hasn’t been taken down in any respect in his UFC profession.

That being stated, Garbrandt has additionally taken fairly a bit of injury within the fights he’s had since dropping the bantamweight title. We’ve seen him, to his personal admission, go right into a conflict mode and stand-and-trade energy pictures with Munhoz and Assuncao. After all, these two fights had utterly reverse outcomes.

Garbrandt is, nevertheless, the extra skilled fighter. He’s been underneath the brilliant lights, massive stress and massive stage. Up till his win over Moraes, Font had all the time appear to battle when given the extra noteworthy competitors. However now, the query is that if he’s lastly breaking by means of into the higher echelon and Garbrandt free falling?

That is most likely going to be one other banger with each males seeking to land their energy shot and finish issues rapidly. Font, nevertheless, might find yourself being the extra affected person striker (and/or Garbrandt might go into his conflict mode once more and make pricey errors), which can give Font the most important win of his profession (once more).

Prediction: Font through second-round KO/TKO

UFC Vegas 27 takes place on Saturday, Could 22, 2021, reside from the UFC APEX in Las Vegas, NV. Comply with together with FanSided who’s on web site all week for all of your reside information and highlights.

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