FIGHTER PROFILE: ROB FONT

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Rob Font is the fourth ranked Bantamweight in the UFC and he will make his return to the UFC Octagon on Saturday December fourth when he’ll face Featherweight G.O.A.T. Jose Aldo who has moved down to Bantamweight. Font, who’s been with the promotion since 2014 has been on a four fight win streak and he hopes to add another W to the win column when he faces off against Aldo on Saturday. The former CES Featherweight Champion will have his work cut out for him.

Font was born Robert Spencer Font on June 25, 1987 in Leominster, MA. Font is of Puerto Rican descent and is one of three children. Font was raised by his mother who was his biggest motivator Font started training MMA in 2009 to get in shape. From there he was having so much fun that he decided to compete in the sport. He started fighting amatuer bouts at this time. His first amateur fight was against Nate Oses at Cage Titans 3 – Mayhem. Unfortunately for Font it was a loss, but he had caught the bug and decided to keep fighting. He’d win his next three bouts and would finish his amateur fighting career 3-1.

Font would make his professional debut in December 2011 his fourth fight that year. His opponent would be Matt Tuthill and it would be for the Premier FC promotion. Font would win by Submission (Rear-Naked Choke.) Font’s next outing for the promotion wouldn’t be as successful as he’d lose to Desmond Green by Unanimous Decision. Font’s next fight would be against Thane Stimson, Font would win by KO (punch.) This would be Font’s first win by Knockout.

Font would go on to win his next four fights earning him a title shot in the CES MMA promotion. He’d win the title against Chris Foster by TKO (punches.) Font would defend that title one time, but would catch the attention of UFC brass who signed Font in 2014. Font would make his UFC debut at UFC 175 against George Roop. Font would win by KO (punches) this would be Font’s first fight at Bantamweight, where he remained for the next seven years. In those 7 years in the UFC Font has compiled wins against names like current Bellator Champion Sergio Pettis and former UFC Champion Cody Garbrandt.

We hope that Font is close to a title shot with a win on Saturday. The Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Brown Belt will have his work cut out for him!

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