Rob Font Ready To Take Next Step With UFC Victory
For Rob Font, earning his fifth victory in a row would be his biggest yet as he faces Jose Aldo this Saturday on ESPN.
Rob Font has everything going for him right now.
Font, riding a four-fight win streak, will face Jose Aldo this Saturday in the main event of UFC on ESPN.
The headline and main event billing suits Font, who has scored wins over former UFC champion Cody Garbrandt and current Bellator titleholder Sergio Pettis.
Overall, Font is 19-4, a record that includes a 9-3 mark inside the Octagon. He has bested Garbrandt, Pettis, Marlon Moraes and Thomas Almeida, some of the top fighters in his weight class.
But Aldo is a different beast.
A former UFC champion, Aldo ruled the division for five years and was the first UFC featherweight champion.
But this bout will take place at bantamweight. And that has been a nice fixture for Font.
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He had no problems going 25 minutes for the first time in his career against Garbrandt. That marked one former UFC champion on his resume and in his win column.
Font also put together three-round wins over Pettis and Ricky Simon to go with a first round finish of Moraes, a former World Series of Fighting champion.
His three UFC losses were to top-level talent in Raphael Assuncao, Pedro Munhoz and John Lineker. Two of those were by decision, with Munhoz able to lock in a submission.