UFC Vegas 27 brings us a mouth-watering clash between former UFC bantamweight champion Cody Garbrandt and Rob Font.
It’s going to be an entertaining fight because both fighters are great on their feet and don’t mind bringing the heat. This fight will also have title implications going ahead.
Rob Font is coming off of a first-round TKO win over Marlon Moraes at UFC Fight Night 183 last December. Prior to that, he defeated Ricky Simon and Sergio Pettis via decision.
On the other hand, Garbrandt had a phenomenal rise in the UFC going from a prospect to becoming a champion on a six-fight win streak and eventually winning the title against Dominick Cruz at UFC 207. He then lost his title to TJ Dillashaw in his next fight and then again lost the fight in an immediate rematch. Following his back-to-back losses to Dillashaw, Grabrandt was then finished by Pedro Munhoz. In his most recent fight, Garbrandt redefined himself by defeating Raphael Assuncao with a brutal right hand with just 1 second remaining on the clock in the second round at UFC 250.
Significant Strikes Landed per Minute: 5.21
Significant Striking Accuracy: 42%
Significant Strikes Absorbed per Minute: 3.83
Significant Strike Defence (the % of opponents strikes that did not land): 62%
Average Takedowns Landed per 15 minutes: 1.20
Takedown Accuracy: 36%
Takedown Defense (the % of opponents TD attempts that did not land): 48%
Average Submissions Attempted per 15 minutes: 0.8
Significant Strikes Landed per Minute: 3.35
Significant Striking Accuracy: 37%
Significant Strikes Absorbed per Minute: 3.33
Significant Strike Defence (the % of opponents strikes that did not land): 65%
Average Takedowns Landed per 15 minutes: 0.84
Takedown Accuracy: 34%
Takedown Defense (the % of opponents TD attempts that did not land): 100%
Average Submissions Attempted per 15 minutes: 0.00
The MMA India Show brings you another series of “The Prediction”, where, I, Jay Rock, analyse the upcoming fight cards and giving my predictions, analysis, betting tips.
For the last fight card, I didn’t have a great day as I went 1-4 on picks, bringing my overall record to 115-55.
Check out my previous predictions here.
Bantamweight: Cody Garbrandt (1.90) vs Rob Font (1.90)
Prediction: Rob Font defeats Cody Garbrandt
Strawweight: Yan Xiaonan (1.80) vs Carla Esparza (2.00)
Prediction: Yan Xiaonan vs Carla Esparza to go over 1.5 rounds
Heavyweight: Justin Tafa (1.53) vs Jared Vanderaa (2.50)
Prediction: Justin Tafa defeats Jared Vanderaa
Featherweight: Felicia Spencer (1.53) vs Norma Dumont (2.50)
Prediction:Felicia Spencer defeats Norma Dumont.
Middleweight: Jack Hermansson (1.61) vs Edmen Shahbazyan (2.30)
Prediction: Jack Hermansson defeats Edmen Shahbazyan