Travis Lizotte "Full Contact Writer"
New England MMA fans who tuned into ESPN+ Saturday night to see New Englander Rob Font (19-4, #3 Ranked Bantamweight in the UFC) take part in what appears to be the first of many headlining bouts on the horizon for the Boston based Bantamweight Contender, were treated to an absolute spectacle! Font waged war with former UFC Bantamweight Champion Cody Garbrandt (12-4, #4 Ranked Bantamweight in the UFC)) for five full rounds and when the final horn sounded the only thing that hit more than Rob Font's left jab, was the ESPN commentary crew's references to Fonts former career as a pizza delivery driver. Well tonight it was the jab that Font was delivering, straight to the chin of the former champion Garbrandt who would absorb 176 significant strikes over the course of their 5 round main attraction as Font's strikes landed at an overwhelming 48% clip.
Font really only seemed to be slightly tested by the wrestling of Garbrandt in the first round, which ended up being the only real close round of the fight. Font's corner of Calvin Kattar, Tyson Chartier and Jake Mainini coached Font to some immediate adjustments on the stool between the first two rounds that Font clearly found success with, nullifying Garbrandt's takedowns for the remainder of the contest. With Font'