UFC Vegas 27: Rob Font vs. Cody Garbrandt Picks and Predictions

Cody Garbrandt vs. Rob Font

UFC: Saturday, May 22nd at 7:00 PM ET

The Line: --Rob Font -105 / Cody Garbrandt -105 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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Rob Font and Cody Garbrandt face off in a bantamweight showdown for the main event of UFC Vegas 27 at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas. 

Rob Font comes into this fight with an 18-4 record overall and she has won three fights in a row. Font’s last fight came against Marlon Moraes in December of 2020 and it was midway through the first round that he finished the fight by knockout. Each of his previous two wins before his last win by knockout came by unanimous decision. Font is averaging 5.21 significant strikes per minute while their defense is giving up 3.83 significant strikes per minute. Font is averaging 1.30 takedowns every 15 minutes and he is successful on 36 percent of his takedown attempts. Font only stops 48 percent of his opponents' takedown attempts and that is an area he can really improve on. In this one, Font needs to be the one that is laying out the damage early. 

On the other side of this matchup is Cody Garbrandt who sits with a 12-3 record overall but coming into this one he has lost three of his last four fights and the one win during that stretch came in his last fight in June of 2020. Garbrandt’s last fight came against Raphael Assuncao and it was late in the third round that he finished the fight by knockout. Garbrandt is averaging 3.35 significant strikes per minute while absorbing 3.33 significant strikes per minute. Garbrandt is averaging 0.84 successful takedowns every 15 minutes but he is only successful on 33 percent of his takedown attempts. Garbrandt is stopping 100 percent of his opponents 

Garbrandt won his last fight, but I don’t trust him to get the job done in this game. Look for Font to inflict some damage early and that is going to be the difference in this fight. Font might not win this fight by knockout, but he is going to win. Back Font on the money line. 

Shane’s Pick Rob Font ML

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