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Rob Font

17-4-0 (W-L-D)

Stats & Records

  • 3
    Fight Win Streak
  • 7
    Wins by Knockout
  • 4
    Wins by Submission
Striking accuracy 42% 42%

Striking accuracy

Sig. Strikes Landed
522
Sig. Strikes Attempted
1232
Grappling accuracy 36% 36%

Grappling accuracy

Takedowns Landed
5
Takedowns Attempted
22
5.21
Sig. Str. Landed
Per Min
3.83
Sig. Str. Absorbed
Per Min
1.20
Takedown avg
Per 15 Min
0.75
Submission avg
Per 15 Min
63
%
Sig. Str. Defense
48
%
Takedown Defense
0.90
Knockdown Ratio
09:06
Average fight time

Sig. Str. By Position

Standing
428 (82%)
Clinch
48 (9%)
Ground
46 (9%)

Sig. Str. by target

74% 387 Head 19% 97 Body 7% 38 Leg

Win By Way

KO/TKO
7 (41%)
DEC
6 (35%)
SUB
4 (24%)

Event Results

  • Win

    Moraes vs Font

    Round
    1
    Time
    03:48
    Method
    KO/TKO
  • Win

    Font vs Simon

    Round
    3
    Time
    5:00
    Method
    DEC
  • Win

    Font vs Pettis

    Round
    3
    Time
    05:00
    Method
    DEC

Biography

Status
Active
Hometown
Leominster, United States
Trains at
New England MMA
Fighting style
Striker
Age
32
Height
68.00
Weight
135.00
Octagon Debut
Jul. 05, 2014
Reach
71.50
Leg reach
38.50
Q & A

When and why did you start training for fighting? I started back in 2009 to get in shape and caught the bug and wanted to fight. I’ve been addicted ever since.

What ranks and titles have you held? CES featherweight champion, #1 Ranked Featherweight in Northeast.

Do you have any heroes? My mother is my biggest hero!  She raised three kids on her own and was my biggest motivator.

What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? It’s a dream come true!  I can't wait to show that I belong there and I plan to stay there for a long time.

What was your job before you started fighting? Pizza Delivery Guy.

Specific accomplishments in amateur competition?#1 ranked amateur featherweight in the northeast.  Had titles for AFO and Cage Titans.

Ranks in any martial arts styles:  Brown belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, White Monkol in Muay Thai

Favorite grappling technique: Ankle lock

Favorite Striking technique: Elbows

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Lightweight contender Rob Font speaks to the press during the Ultimate Media Day at the Matsubara Hotel for the UFC Fight Night Sao Paulo on October 26, 2017 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. (Photo by Alexandre Schneider/Zuffa LLC)
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BOSTON, MA - JANUARY 20:  (R-L) Rob Font punches Thomas Almeida of Brazil in their bantamweight bout during the UFC 220 event at TD Garden on January 20, 2018 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Brandon Magnus/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)