Daniel Cormier, Kamaru Usman, Kevin Holland and Other UFC Stars React as Rob Font Dominates Cody Garbrandt at UFC Fight Night

Published 05/22/2021, 10:36 PM EDT


With a good number of bantamweight fighters in contention for the title shot, the title picture at 135 is heating up. In the main event at UFC Vegas 27, former champion Cody Garbrandt took on Rob Font in the hope of working his way back up to a title shot. 

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No Love’ went on a three-fight skid after winning the belt. Subsequently, he finished Raphael Assuncao at UFC 250 to send a statement of intent to the division. Meanwhile, Font was looking to send a statement of his own with a win over a former champion.  

The first round was pretty evenly matched for both men as they landed a few good shots and got reads on their opponent. However, Garbrandt secured multiple takedowns towards the end of round one.

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Early in round two, ‘No Love’ landed a takedown, but once Font got back on his feet, the second round was all his. He carried his momentum into round three as well.

Rounds four and five were more of the same. Font, who controlled the fight, picked apart ‘No Love’ who did not have the gas tank to push Font all the way. With the win, Font extended his win streak to 4-0.

Twitter reacts as Rob Font moves to 4-0 with an impressive win over Cody Garbrandt 

Daniel Cormier hyped up the main event at UFC Vegas 27.

Actor Jeremy Piven was right in his prediction about the main event.

Steve-O predicted that the fight would not go the distance.

Trailblazer‘ was right in his prediction as Garbrandt and Font put on a show tonight.

Belal Muhammad hyped-up fans for the bantamweight clash at UFC Vegas 27.

NFL star Baker Mayfield showed his support for Cody Garbrandt.

Aaron Bronsteter scored the first round for Rob Font.

Adrian Yanez commented on a different approach used by Garbrandt for this fight.

Aaron Bronsteter scored round two for Font as well.

Ryan Frederick also scored the first two rounds for Rob Font.

Rob Tatum scored round three for Font and had him up 3-0.

Tatiana Suarez could not have been more spot on about her assessment of the fight.

Font was up 4-0 according to Ryan Frederick.

Derek Brunson commented on Rob Font’s ascension to the top of the 135-pound division.

Bantamweight champion Aljamain Sterling has a long list of contenders waiting for his belt.

Chuck Mindenhall commented on Font’s near-perfect performance tonight.

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Does Rob Font have the best jab? Kamaru Usman does not think so.

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What did you make of Font’s performance tonight? Let us know in the comments below!

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Kevin Binoy

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Kevin Binoy is an MMA author at EssentiallySports. He earned a Bachelor's degree from Fergusson College and has been covering sports professionally for over two years. Besides working with the MMA writing team, Kevin is a core member of the organization's web stories team and is responsible for delivering engaging MMA web stories.

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