Rob Font

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Roberto Font
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Born (1987-06-25) June 25, 1987 (age 31)
Leominster, Massachusetts, United States
Other namesTimes New Roman
NationalityAmerican
Height5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Weight135 lb (61 kg; 9.6 st)
DivisionBantamweight
Featherweight
Lightweight
Reach71 12 in (182 cm)[1]
StanceOrthodox
Fighting out ofNorth Reading, Massachusetts
TeamTeam Sityodtong
RankPurple belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu[2]
White mongkol in Muay Thai[2]
Years active2011-present
Mixed martial arts record
Total19
Wins15
By knockout7
By submission4
By decision4
Losses4
By submission1
By decision3
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

Roberto 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. As of July 26, 2018, he is #11 in the official UFC Bantamweight rankings.[3]

Mixed martial arts career[edit]

A native of Central Massachusetts, Font began training as an amateur in 2009 and compiled a record of 3-1 before making his professional debut in December 2011.[4]

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.[4][5]

Ultimate Fighting Championship[edit]

Font made his promotional debut against George Roop on July 5, 2014 at UFC 175.[6] He won the fight via knockout in the first round.[7] He also earned a Performance of the Night bonus.[8]

For his next bout, Font was expected to face Chris Beal on September 5, 2014 at UFC Fight Night 50.[9] However, Font pulled out of the bout citing an injury.[10]

Font was expected to face Mitch Gagnon on October 4, 2014 at UFC Fight Night 54.[11] Subsequently, Font pulled out of the fight the week of the event and was replaced by Roman Salazar.[12]

Font was expected to face Chris Williams on January 17, 2016 at UFC Fight Night 81.[13] Subsequently, Williams was forced out of the fight due to injury and replaced by Joey Gomez.[14] He won the fight by TKO in the second round.[15]

Font next faced John Lineker on May 14, 2016 at UFC 198.[16] He lost the fight via unanimous decision.[17]

Font was expected to face Ian Entwistle on October 8, 2016 at UFC 204.[18] However on the day prior to the event, Entwistle fell ill during the weight cutting process and the bout was scrapped.[19]

Font was expected to face Alejandro Pérez on December 3, 2016 at The Ultimate Fighter 24 Finale.[20] However, Perez pulled out of the fight on November 24. [21] He was replaced by promotional newcomer Matt Schnell.[22] He won the fight via TKO in the first round.[23]

Font faced Douglas Silva de Andrade on July 8, 2017 at UFC 213.[24] He won the fight by submission in the second round.[25]He earned the Performance of the Night award for the win.[26]

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

Font faced Thomas Almeida on January 20, 2018 at UFC 220.[29] He won the fight via TKO in the second round.[30]

Font faced Raphael Assunção on July 7, 2018 at UFC 226.[31] He lost the fight via unanimous decision.[32]

Font is expected to face Sergio Pettis on December 15, 2018 at UFC on Fox 31.[33]

Championships and accomplishments[edit]

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Loss 15–4 Raphael Assunção Decision (unanimous) UFC 226 July 6, 2018 3 5:00 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
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. ^ "Fighter Rankings | UFC ®". UFC. Retrieved 2018-07-26.
  4. ^ a b Mark Daniels (2014-05-24). "Rob Font inks deal with UFC". providencejournal.com. Retrieved 2014-05-24.
  5. ^ Zane Simon (2014-05-26). "Welcome to the UFC Rob Font". bloodyelbow.com. Retrieved 2014-05-26.
  6. ^ Staff (2013-06-13). "George Roop meets newcomer Rob Font at UFC 175 in Las Vegas". MMAJunkie.com. Retrieved 2013-06-13.
  7. ^ Ben Fowlkes (2015-07-05). "UFC 175 results, photos: Rob Font blasts George Roop for first-round KO". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2014-07-05.
  8. ^ Matt Erickson (2014-07-06). "UFC 175 bonuses: Weidman, Machida, Rousey, Font get $50,000". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2014-07-06.
  9. ^ Jason Floyd (2014-07-10). "Rob Font vs. Chris Beal announced for UFC Fight Night 50". themmareport.com. Retrieved 2014-07-10.
  10. ^ 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.
  11. ^ Staff (2014-09-08). "Rob Font replaces Aljamain Sterling, faces Mitch Gagnon at UFC Fight Night in Halifax". sherdog.com. Retrieved 2014-09-08.
  12. ^ Staff (2014-09-29). "Rob Font out, Roman Salazar meets Mitch Gagnon at UFC Fight Night 54". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2014-09-29.
  13. ^ 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.
  14. ^ Staff (2015-12-31). "Newcomer Joey Gomez gets fill-in duties at UFC Fight Night 81 in Boston". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2015-12-31.
  15. ^ 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.
  16. ^ Guilherme Cruz (2016-03-23). "John Lineker vs. Rob Font official for UFC 198". mmafighting.com. Retrieved 2016-03-23.
  17. ^ 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.
  18. ^ Staff (2016-08-24). "England's Ian Entwistle meets Rob Font at UFC 204 in Manchester". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2016-08-24.
  19. ^ 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.
  20. ^ 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.
  21. ^ 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.
  22. ^ Staff (2016-11-27). "Matt Schnell gets late-replacement spot on Saturday's TUF 24 Finale fight card". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2016-11-27.
  23. ^ 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.
  24. ^ Guilherme Cruz (2017-06-21). "Rob Font vs. Douglas Silva de Andrade added to UFC 213". mmafighting.com. Retrieved 2017-06-21.
  25. ^ "UFC 213 results: Rob Font impresses all around before submitting Douglas Silva de Andrade". MMAjunkie. 2017-07-09. Retrieved 2017-07-09.
  26. ^ "UFC 213: New interim champ Robert Whittaker now has 6 bonuses in 8-fight streak". MMAjunkie. 2017-07-09. Retrieved 2017-07-09.
  27. ^ Staff (2017-09-12). "Pedro Munhoz vs. Rob Font added to UFC Fight Night 119 in Brazil". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2017-09-12.
  28. ^ "UFC Fight Night 119: Pedro Munhoz taps Rob Font with one-armed guillotine". MMAmania.com. Retrieved 2017-10-29.
  29. ^ DNA, MMA. "Bantamweightclash tussen Thomas Almeida en Rob Font tijdens UFC 220 in Boston". mmadna.nl. Retrieved 2018-01-21.
  30. ^ Dave Doyle (2018-01-20). "UFC 220 results: Rob Font finishes Thomas Almeida in second round". mmafighting.com. Retrieved 2018-01-20.
  31. ^ "Raphael Assuncao vs. Rob Font scheduled for UFC 226". MMA Fighting. Retrieved 2018-04-13.
  32. ^ "UFC 226 results: Raphael Assuncao stays sharp with clean-sweep decision of Rob Font". MMAjunkie. 2018-07-08. Retrieved 2018-07-08.
  33. ^ Davidson Baker (2018-10-10). "Two fights added to UFC Milwaukee, including Font vs. Pettis at 135". themmatakeover.com. Retrieved 2018-10-11.

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