Rob Font puts on boxing clinic in one-sided defeat of Cody Garbrandt at UFC Vegas 27 »


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The UFC Vegas 27 bantamweight most important occasion bout between Rob Font and former champion Cody Garbrandt would put the winner inside attain of a championship alternative. A chance the Boston native has by no means had, and one many thought Garbrandt would possibly by no means get again to after three avenue knockout losses.

The primary two minutes had been about each displaying lots of respect as neither landed something notable. Each simply feinted and labored jabs to search out their vary. The primary massive second was a combo for Font that landed and acquired Garbrandt’s consideration. With slightly underneath two minutes left, Garbrandt scored his first takedown since 2016. It was extra of a factors scorer although as Font was capable of get issues again up. After Font began to land with consistency, particularly his overhand proper, Garbrandt scored a second takedown with underneath a minute left.

July 8, 2017; Las Vegas, NV, USA; Rob Font (purple gloves) walks to the octagon to combat Douglas Silva de Andrade (not pictured) throughout UFC 213 at T-Cellular Enviornment. Font def. Silva de Andrade through submission (guillotine choke) – Spherical 2, 4:36. Necessary Credit score: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports activities

Within the second, this wrestling model of “No Love” continued as he earned a 3rd takedown early within the spherical. This time he was capable of preserve the Boston fighter on the bottom for a few minutes earlier than Font threatened a kimura to return issues to the ft. Font continued to stalk his opponent and land his jab as Garbrandt regarded to remain out of vary. Regardless of being held down for the primary half of the spherical, Font was the dominant power within the second half, making it a troublesome spherical to attain and probably two within the bag for the New England Cartel expertise.

Rob Font dominates within the largest win of his profession over former champion Cody Garbrandt

The third is extra of the identical cat and mouse recreation. As Font walks down the previous champion and bloodies up his nostril and sticks a pleasant jab again and again. Then lands an occasional combo to do harm. Garbrandt lands right here and there however his opponent is clearly touchdown the photographs with extra substance. The one distinction on this spherical? The fourth-ranked Garbrandt couldn’t get the takedown.

By the fourth, the 29-year-old is wanting barely defeated as he will get walked down and hit with a jab barrage and good physique punches from Font. The 33-year-old is slowly dissecting his extra well-known opponent like he was the previous bantamweight champion. Within the fifth, sensing he wanted a end, Garbrandt began out extra aggressive and landed a number of massive photographs on Font. Nonetheless, the Puerto Rican ate it and delivered it again in type. With a minute left Font buzzed his foe twice with punches that surprised him. Nonetheless, like the entire combat, Garbrandt confirmed his toughness and continued on admirably regardless of being outmatched all night time.

The ultimate determination was straightforward because the third-ranked Font was given the unanimous determination by the judges. It was a monumental win for him as he’s on a four-fight win streak and is racking up victories on former champions and title challengers. He’s entrance and middle within the dialog to get the winner of the Petr Yan and Aljamain Sterling title rematch. Though, the winner of TJ Dillashaw and Cory Sandhagen in July might definitely change plans. Both approach, Font is on a roll and indisputably top-of-the-line bantamweights on the planet.

Garbrandt has now misplaced 4 out 5 and all of the losses have been one-sided defeats. The person who dominated Dominick Cruz in 2016 appears lengthy gone, and I’m not fairly positive if a transfer to flyweight will change his fortunes. A number of steps again and complete confidence rebuild could also be to ensure that Garbrandt.

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