UFC Fight Night: Font vs Garbrandt: Felicia Spencer vs Norma Dumont- Main Card Prediction and Analysis

Published 05/20/2021, 11:41 PM EDT


Felicia Spencer and Norma Dumont will take the center of the cage at UFC Fight Night: Font vs Garbrandt. The featherweight division doesn’t see many bouts being booked and the road to a title isn’t particularly long. In fact, Dumont wasn’t too keen to fight at 145-pounds but has had trouble making 135-pounds in the past.

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Given that the UFC’s featherweight division doesn’t really have rankings to speak of, the contention is up in the air. Amanda Nunes recently defended the strap against Megan Anderson and the door is open for the next player to emerge. Norma Dumont will benefit greatly from being put in a position to defeat Spencer and enter contention.

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UFC Vegas 27: Felicia Spencer vs Norma Dumont

‘The Feenom’ faced off for the undisputed title in her last fight against Amanda Nunes at UFC 250. Despite having just 10 professional fights under her belt, she’s already faced the likes of Cris Cyborg, Nunes, and Megan Anderson. Thus far in her career, she has stumbled in the big showcases. Moving forward, she will want to return to winning ways in dominant fashion.

Spencer is not one to be trifled with on the canvas and has earned her last two finishes by posing the takedown threat. Moreover, she’s able to create enough separation to land heavy strikes that oftentimes are too much for her opponents to handle.

Dumont is coming off a unanimous decision win over Ashlee Evans-Smith in her last fight. In her six UFC fights, she has shown all-round promise, etching three stoppage wins. Without much high-caliber experience, Norma Dumont has the unfavorable task of warding off a hungry and motivated Spencer.

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Dumont, who is heavy off her lead leg, prioritizes fighting in close range to assert her strength in the clinch. Felicia Spencer can match her strength in the grappling range and is technically more proficient in that department. Norma Dumont will benefit greatly from side-stepping in with a volume heavy approach instead of over-committing.

Prediction: Felicia Spencer to claim a unanimous decision victory

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Darryl Pinto

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Darryl Pinto is a senior MMA writer at EssentiallySports. He is currently pursuing his graduate degree in Mass Media (with a specialization in Journalism) out of Xavier’s College and has a year's experience in his current role. Darryl specializes in predictions, reporting, and covering UFC events live.

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