Rob Font has yet to have a bigger fight than the one currently awaiting him at UFC on ESPN 31. But to get to Jose Aldo he had to take out another former champion.
In his first main promotional event in May, Font (19-4 MMA, 9-3 UFC) was teamed up with former bantamweight champion Cody # UFC Garbrandt at UFC Fight Night 188.
A small betting favorite on major online sports betting (according to best fight odds), Font dominated Garbrandt (12-4 MMA, 7-4 UFC) en route to a unanimous decision (50-45, 50-45 , 48-47). The performance was methodical and masterful. Font’s impeccable boxing took its toll on Garbrandt, who held on for the full 25 minutes.
The victory extended Font’s winning streak to four and set him up for another five-round fight, this time against former UFC featherweight champion Aldo (30-7 MMA, 20-6 UFC ).
UFC on ESPN 31 takes place on Saturday, December 4 at UFC Apex and airs on ESPN / ESPN +.
The latest UFC lineup on ESPN 31 includes:
- Rob Font vs. JosÃ© Aldo
- Jimmy Crute vs. Jamahal Hill
- Jake Matthews vs. Jeremiah Wells
- Chris Gruetzemacher vs. Claudio Puelles
- Rafael Fiziev vs. Brad Riddell
- Cheyanne Vlismas vs. Mallory Martin
- Brendan Allen vs. Chris Curtis
- Bryan Barberena vs. Matt Brown
- Zhalgas Zhumagulov vs. Manel Kape
- Vince Morales vs. Louis Smolka
- Clay Guida vs. Leonardo Santos
- Mickey Gall vs. Alex Morono
- Maki Pitolo vs. Dusko Todorovic
Ahead of UFC on ESPN 31, relive Font vs. Garbrandt from UFC Fight Night 188 in the full fight video above.