Rob Font

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Rob Font
Born (1987-06-25) June 25, 1987 (age 30)
Leominster, Massachusetts, United States
Other names Times New Roman
Nationality American
Height 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Weight 135 lb (61 kg; 9.6 st)
Division Bantamweight
Featherweight
Lightweight
Reach 71.5 in (182 cm)[1]
Stance Orthodox
Fighting out of North Reading, Massachusetts
Team Team Sityodtong
Rank Purple belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu[2]
White mongkol in Muay Thai[2]
Years active 2011-present
Mixed martial arts record
Total 18
Wins 15
By knockout 7
By submission 4
By decision 4
Losses 3
By submission 1
By decision 2
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

Rob Font (born June 25, 1987) is an American mixed martial artist who competes in the Bantamweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship. A professional competitor since 2008, he formerly competed for CES MMA, where he was the Featherweight Champion.

Mixed martial arts career[edit]

A native of Central Massachusetts, Font began training as an amateur in 2009 and compiled a reocrd of 3-1 before making his professional debut in December 2011.[3]

He compiled a record of 10-1 as a professional, competing for several regional promotions across his native New England before signing with the UFC in the spring of 2014.[3][4]

Ultimate Fighting Championship[edit]

Font made his promotional debut against George Roop on July 5, 2014 at UFC 175.[5] He won the fight via knockout in the first round.[6] He also earned a Performance of the Night bonus.[7]

For his next bout, Font was expected to face Chris Beal on September 5, 2014 at UFC Fight Night 50.[8] However, Font pulled out of the bout citing an injury.[9]

Font was expected to face Mitch Gagnon on October 4, 2014 at UFC Fight Night 54.[10] Subsequently, Font pulled out of the fight the week of the event and was replaced by Roman Salazar.[11]

Font was expected to face Chris Williams on January 17, 2016 at UFC Fight Night 81.[12] Subsequently, Williams was forced out of the fight due to injury and replaced by Joey Gomez.[13] He won the fight by TKO in the second round.[14]

Font next faced John Lineker on May 14, 2016 at UFC 198.[15] He lost the fight via unanimous decision.[16]

Font was expected to face Ian Entwistle on October 8, 2016 at UFC 204.[17] However on the day prior to the event, Entwistle fell ill during the weight cutting process and the bout was scrapped.[18]

Font was expected to face Alejandro Pérez on December 3, 2016 at The Ultimate Fighter 24 Finale.[19] However, Perez pulled out of the fight on November 24. [20] He was replaced by promotional newcomer Matt Schnell.[21] He won the fight via TKO in the first round.[22]

Font faced Douglas Silva de Andrade on July 8, 2017 at UFC 213.[23] He won the fight by submission in the second round.[24]He earned the Performance of the Night award for the win.[25]

Font faced Pedro Munhoz on October 28, 2017 at UFC Fight Night 119.[26] He lost the fight via submission in round one.[27]

Font faced Thomas Almeida on January 20, 2018 at UFC 220.[28] He won the fight via TKO in the second round.[29]

Font is scheduled to face Raphael Assuncao on July 7, 2018 at UFC 226.[30]

Championships and accomplishments[edit]

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Win 15–3 Thomas Almeida TKO (head kick and punches) UFC 220 January 20, 2018 2 2:24 Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Loss 14–3 Pedro Munhoz Submission (guillotine choke) UFC Fight Night: Brunson vs. Machida October 28, 2017 1 4:03 São Paulo, Brazil
Win 14–2 Douglas Silva de Andrade Submission (guillotine choke) UFC 213 July 8, 2017 2 4:36 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States Performance of the Night.
Win 13–2 Matt Schnell KO (knee and punches) The Ultimate Fighter: Tournament of Champions Finale December 3, 2016 1 3:47 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Loss 12–2 John Lineker Decision (unanimous) UFC 198 May 14, 2016 3 5:00 Curitiba, Brazil
Win 12–1 Joey Gomez TKO (punches) UFC Fight Night: Dillashaw vs. Cruz January 17, 2016 2 4:13 Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Win 11–1 George Roop KO (punches) UFC 175 July 5, 2014 1 2:19 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States Bantamweight debut. Performance of the Night.
Win 10–1 Tristen Johnson KO (punch) CES MMA 23 April 25, 2014 1 2:48 Lincoln, Rhode Island, United States
Win 9–1 Ahsan Abdullah Submission (D'Arce Choke) CES MMA 21 January 24, 2014 1 3:48 Lincoln, Rhode Island, United States
Win 8–1 Matt Dimarcantonio Decision (unanimous) CES MMA 20 December 6, 2013 3 5:00 Lincoln, Rhode Island, United States Defended the CES Featherweight Championship.
Win 7–1 Chris Foster TKO (punches) CES MMA 18: Gold Rush August 9, 2013 1 4:01 Lincoln, Rhode Island, United States Won the CES Featherweight Championship.
Win 6–1 Lucas Cruz Decision (unanimous) CES MMA: Path to Destruction April 12, 2013 3 5:00 Lincoln, Rhode Island, United States Catchweight (150 lbs) bout.
Win 5–1 Saul Almeida Decision (unanimous) CES MMA: Undisputed 2 February 1, 2013 3 5:00 Lincoln, Rhode Island, United States
Win 4–1 Brandon Fleming Decision (unanimous) Cage Titans 11 October 12, 2012 3 5:00 Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States
Win 3–1 Lionel Young Submission (guillotine choke) CFX 21 August 11, 2012 3 0:58 Brockton, Massachusetts, United States
Win 2–1 Thane Stimson KO (punch) Reality Fighting June 2, 2012 1 0:43 Uncasville, Connecticut, United States Featherweight debut.
Loss 1–1 Desmond Green Decision (unanimous) Premier FC 8 April 1, 2012 3 5:00 Holyoke, Massachusetts, United States
Win 1–0 Matt Tuthill Submission (armbar) Premier FC 7 December 3, 2011 1 2:32 Amherst, Massachusetts, United States Lightweight debut.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Rob Font - Official UFC Profile". UFC.com. Retrieved January 17, 2016. 
  2. ^ a b "Rob Font - Official UFC Fighter Profile". UFC.com. Retrieved May 15, 2016. 
  3. ^ a b Mark Daniels (2014-05-24). "Rob Font inks deal with UFC". providencejournal.com. Retrieved 2014-05-24. 
  4. ^ Zane Simon (2014-05-26). "Welcome to the UFC Rob Font". bloodyelbow.com. Retrieved 2014-05-26. 
  5. ^ Staff (2013-06-13). "George Roop meets newcomer Rob Font at UFC 175 in Las Vegas". MMAJunkie.com. Retrieved 2013-06-13. 
  6. ^ Ben Fowlkes (2015-07-05). "UFC 175 results, photos: Rob Font blasts George Roop for first-round KO". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2014-07-05. 
  7. ^ Matt Erickson (2014-07-06). "UFC 175 bonuses: Weidman, Machida, Rousey, Font get $50,000". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2014-07-06. 
  8. ^ Jason Floyd (2014-07-10). "Rob Font vs. Chris Beal announced for UFC Fight Night 50". themmareport.com. Retrieved 2014-07-10. 
  9. ^ Jason Floyd (2014-08-22). "Dustin Kimura vs. Chris Beal verbally agreed for UFC Fight Night 50 following injuries to Rob Font and Ian Entwistle". themmareport.com. Retrieved 2014-08-22. 
  10. ^ Staff (2014-09-08). "Rob Font replaces Aljamain Sterling, faces Mitch Gagnon at UFC Fight Night in Halifax". sherdog.com. Retrieved 2014-09-08. 
  11. ^ Staff (2014-09-29). "Rob Font out, Roman Salazar meets Mitch Gagnon at UFC Fight Night 54". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2014-09-29. 
  12. ^ Staff (2015-11-13). "Rob Font vs. Patrick Williams bantamweight bout set for UFC Fight Night 81 in Boston". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2015-11-13. 
  13. ^ Staff (2015-12-31). "Newcomer Joey Gomez gets fill-in duties at UFC Fight Night 81 in Boston". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2015-12-31. 
  14. ^ Ben Fowlkes (2016-01-17). "UFC Fight Night 81 results: Rob Font drops Joey Gomez for second-round TKO". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2016-01-17. 
  15. ^ Guilherme Cruz (2016-03-23). "John Lineker vs. Rob Font official for UFC 198". mmafighting.com. Retrieved 2016-03-23. 
  16. ^ Brent Brookhouse (2016-05-14). "UFC 198 results: John Lineker's powerful striking overwhelms Rob Font for decision win". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2016-05-14. 
  17. ^ Staff (2016-08-24). "England's Ian Entwistle meets Rob Font at UFC 204 in Manchester". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2016-08-24. 
  18. ^ Mike Bohn and Dann Stupp (2016-10-07). "Ian Entwistle off Saturday's UFC 204 card; Diakiese-Sajewski promoted to FS1 prelims". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2016-10-07. 
  19. ^ Tristen Critchfield (2016-10-25). "Rob Font, Alejandro Perez to clash at 'The Ultimate Fighter 24' Finale on Dec. 3". sherdog.com. Retrieved 2016-10-25. 
  20. ^ John Morgan (2016-11-24). "Alejandro Perez out at The Ultimate Fighter 24 Finale, Rob Font needs new opponent". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2016-11-24. 
  21. ^ Staff (2016-11-27). "Matt Schnell gets late-replacement spot on Saturday's TUF 24 Finale fight card". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2016-11-27. 
  22. ^ Ben Fowlkes (2016-12-03). "TUF 24 Finale results: Rob Font wastes Matt Schnell with front kick, knee, ground-and-pound". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2016-12-03. 
  23. ^ Guilherme Cruz (2017-06-21). "Rob Font vs. Douglas Silva de Andrade added to UFC 213". mmafighting.com. Retrieved 2017-06-21. 
  24. ^ "UFC 213 results: Rob Font impresses all around before submitting Douglas Silva de Andrade". MMAjunkie. 2017-07-09. Retrieved 2017-07-09. 
  25. ^ "UFC 213: New interim champ Robert Whittaker now has 6 bonuses in 8-fight streak". MMAjunkie. 2017-07-09. Retrieved 2017-07-09. 
  26. ^ Staff (2017-09-12). "Pedro Munhoz vs. Rob Font added to UFC Fight Night 119 in Brazil". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2017-09-12. 
  27. ^ "UFC Fight Night 119: Pedro Munhoz taps Rob Font with one-armed guillotine". MMAmania.com. Retrieved 2017-10-29. 
  28. ^ DNA, MMA. "Bantamweightclash tussen Thomas Almeida en Rob Font tijdens UFC 220 in Boston". mmadna.nl. Retrieved 2018-01-21. 
  29. ^ Dave Doyle (2018-01-20). "UFC 220 results: Rob Font finishes Thomas Almeida in second round". mmafighting.com. Retrieved 2018-01-20. 
  30. ^ "Raphael Assuncao vs. Rob Font scheduled for UFC 226". MMA Fighting. Retrieved 2018-04-13.