Rob Font Becomes The Second UFC Fighter For Landing Most Number Of Significant Strikes

Published 05/23/2021, 8:03 AM EDT


Rob Font recently secured a spectacular unanimous decision victory over Cody Garbrandt at UFC Vegas 27. In doing so, he came close to breaking the significant strike differential record in the UFC bantamweight division history.

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Font dominated Garbrandt throughout the fight by landing several significant strikes. He landed a total no. of 176 significant strikes vs. Garbrandt’s 63 significant strikes. The significant strike differential between the pair was +113. It means that Font landed 113 more strikes as compared to Garbrandt’s total no. of strikes.

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Font did not break the significant strike differential record in the bantamweight division. However, he earned the second spot in the record-holder’s list. 

A clash between Vaughan Lee and Nam Phan set the record for the significant strike differential in the bantamweight division. The fight took place at the UFC’s ‘The Ultimate Fighter’ China Finale. Lee set the record of a +118 significant strike differential by landing 142 significant strikes vs. Phan’s 24 strikes.

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Rob Font – Professional record and Stat

Font has an impressive professional MMA record of 19-4 (W-L). Out of his 19 victories, Font has secured twelve of them via finishes (8 T/KOs and 4 Submissions). 

He is undefeated in his last four fights, including his clash against Garbrandt. Font holds notable victories over elite MMA athletes such as Thomas Almeida, Matt Schnell and Douglas Silva de Andrade. He earned a spot in the bantamweight’s top 5 when he secured a first-round knockout victory over former title challenger, Marlon Moraes

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After his spectacular unanimous decision victory over Garbrandt, Font now holds the #3 spot in the UFC bantamweight division. He also holds the third spot for most wins in the UFC bantamweight division (9), tied with Pedro Munhoz.

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The UFC’s brightest Rob Font for sure has had an illustrious MMA career in the UFC. Also, he is a fighter who has the potential to break the record and earn the no. 1 spot in the record holder’s list. It’s also safe to say that the #3 ranked bantamweight contender will probably be the next title challenger.

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Arman Khan is a UFC author for EssentiallySports. He began following combat sports when Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor competed in 'The Money Fight' in 2017. 'The Notorious' attracted Arman to the UFC and he became an ardent fan of professional fighting as he could draw parallels with the action from his combat sports experience and break down techniques such as striking and striking defense lucidly for the casual fans.

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