UFC Vegas 53: Font vs. Vera betting odds and prediction

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UFC is returning to action this Sunday as Bantamweight fighters Rob Font (19-5) and Marlon Vera (18–7–1) brawl in the main event of UFC Vegas 53 set to take place at the UFC Apex facility in Las Vegas. The bout will take place at catchweight as Font weighed in at 138.5 pounds, two and a half pounds over the limit of 136, and has forfeited 20% of his fight purse to Vera.

A former CES Featherweight Champion, Rob Font is coming off of a unanimous decision defeat against former UFC Featherweight Champion Jose Aldo in the main event of UFC Vegas 44 on 4th December, after staying undefeated across four UFC appearances since 2018. He is currently placed 5th in the UFC bantamweight rankings.

Taking on Font is 8th ranked UFC bantamweight fighter Marlon Vera. The 29-year-old Ecuadorian, who is fighting out of Irvine, California, is currently on a two fight win streak, having defeated Davey Grant and Frankie Edgar at UFC Vegas 29 and UFC 268 respectively.

Heading into the fight, Rob Font (1.72) is the favorite to win the match while Marlon Vera (2.10) serves as the underdog.

Let’s compare the fight metrics:

Rob Font:

Significant Strikes Landed per Minute: 5.64
Significant Striking Accuracy: 44%
Significant Strikes Absorbed per Minute: 3.55
Significant Strike Defence (the % of opponents strikes that did not land): 59%
Average Takedowns Landed per 15 minutes: 1.10
Takedown Accuracy: 36%
Takedown Defense (the % of opponents TD attempts that did not land): 55%
Average Submissions Attempted per 15 minutes: 0.5

Marlon Vera:

Significant Strikes Landed per Minute: 4.08
Significant Striking Accuracy: 51%
Significant Strikes Absorbed per Minute: 4.27
Significant Strike Defence (the % of opponents strikes that did not land): 50%
Average Takedowns Landed per 15 minutes: 0.82
Takedown Accuracy: 42%
Takedown Defense (the % of opponents TD attempts that did not land): 69%
Average Submissions Attempted per 15 minutes: 1.3

Betting Tips:

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UFC Vegas 53 Main Card Betting Odds:

Catchweight (138.5 lb): Rob Font (1.80) vs. Marlon Vera (2.00)

Prediction: Rob Font wins

Heavyweight: Jake Collier (2.20) vs. Andrei Arlovski (1.66)

Prediction: Andrei Arlovski wins

Featherweight: Andre Fili (1.40) vs. Joanderson Brito (3.00)

Prediction: Andre Fili wins

Lightweight: Jared Gordon (2.40) vs. Grant Dawson (1.53)

Prediction: Grant Dawson wins

Featherweight: Darren Elkins (1.61) vs. Tristan Connelly (2.30)

Prediction: Darren Elkins wins

Middleweight: Gerald Meerschaert (2.40) vs. Krzysztof Jotko (1.57)

Prediction: Krzysztof Jotko wins

Watch UFC Fight Night – FONT VS VERA – LIVE on SONY TEN 2 (English), SONY TEN 3 (Hindi) & SONY TEN 4 (Tamil & Telugu) channels on 1st May 2022 from 4:30 am IST

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