Travis Lizotte "Full Contact Writer"
On December 19th at the UFC's Apex in Las Vegas, Woburn. Massachusetts' Rob Font (18-4) cleared the final hurdle in his year long comeback from a knee injury suffered in his December 7th 2019 Unanimous Decision victory over Ricky Simon at UFC on ESPN 7. Font, looked to waste little time putting the UFC's Bantamweight division on notice, drawing the divisions third ranked contender and former Title Challenger; Marlon Moraes (23-8-1). It was clear, early that Font had done a lot more than just rehab that knee over the last year, but he had improved upon what was already some high level striking, as well as adding some power to his notoriously stiff jab. Font looked the best we have ever seen him in the 3:47 it took for him to absolutely dismantle the former title challenger, leaving everyone wondering what is next for Rob Font?
When the UFC announced their new Bantamweight rankings following the fight, we got a much clearer picture on where Font stands amongst the World's best 135'ers, as Rob jumped six spots in the rankings following his destruction of Moraes, leaving Font as the #5 contender to current UFC Champion Petr Yan's (15-1) Bantamweight belt.
With the other half of New England's UFC Cartel; Featherweight Calvin Kattar (22-4) currently set to kick off 2021 as the years very first headliner against former Featherweight Champion Max Holloway (21-6, UFC's #1 ranked contender at Featherweight) at UFC Fight Night on January 16th from UFC Fight Island. Top Game Management's Tyson Chartier, head coach and manager to both Calvin and Rob, has The New England Cartel in position to take over both the UFC's Bantamweight, and Featherweight divisions in 2021. With Kattar booked, and the calendar due to turn here is what I would like to see from Font in early 2021:...