Rob Font


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Est. Return 6/7/2022
Facing medical suspension after loss
December 7, 2021
Font is facing a six-month medical suspension, reports.
Font entered last week's fight on a four-fight winning streak, but was unable to get past Jose Aldo. He suffered left orbital and nasal fractures, both of which will need to be cleared by a doctor if he wants to fight again before June.
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Comes up short against legend
December 6, 2021
Font lost to Jose Aldo via unanimous decision (45-50, 45-50, 46-49) at UFC Vegas 44 on Saturday.
Font had all the momentum in the world, entering this fight on a four-fight winning streak that included several high-quality opponents, but was unable to get the job done against one of his toughest tests to date. The numbers here are a bit misleading, as Font recorded 149 significant strikes compared to 86 for Aldo -- one of the highest margins in history for a fighter who lost a decision. It was Aldo's shots that did the most damage, however, as evidenced by two knockdowns. Font did have Aldo's eye almost completely swollen shut late, but he was unable to capitalize. Font looked more than capable of competing in five-round fights at the highest level, but he'll now need to string together a few victories if he wishes to get back in the title conversation.
Fight in the works against Aldo
September 27, 2021
Font (lower leg) is expected to fight Jose Aldo in a bantamweight bout at the UFC event Dec. 4, reports.
Font has won four straight bouts and five of six overall. He most recently defeated Cody Garbrandt via unanimous decision back in May. Font is getting closer to a title shot and a victory in early December against Aldo would certainly help out that cause.
Cleared of positive test
July 2, 2021
Font has been cleared following his previous positive test because a cosmetic product led to it, reports.
Font tested positive for 4-CPA, which was thought to be only an indicator of meclofexonate, a banned stimulant by the USADA. His team then went to work and a recent study found that certain lotions and shampoos can lead to the same outcome and it has been deemed that was the case in Font's scenario. He will not face any further punishment following the "false positive" case but does still have a 180-day medical suspension dating back to late May.
Receives medical suspension
May 25, 2021
Font is facing a 180-day medical suspension, reports.
Font must have his right tibia/fibula, ankle, and foot x-rayed. If they are positive he will need to have it cleared by a doctor or be unable to fight until Nov. 19. Font is coming off a win against Cody Garbrandt via unanimous decision last week.
Cruises in main event showcase
May 22, 2021
Font defeated Cody Garbrandt via unanimous decision (50-45, 50-45, 48-47) at UFC Fight Night on Saturday in Las Vegas.
It was a coming out party for Font in what was a dominating performance. It took him about a round to settle in. He allowed two successful takedowns from Garbrandt in the first frame before cruising the rest of the way. Behind a beautiful jab that seemed to land every single time he threw it, Font was credited with a whopping 180-62 edge in total strikes landed. He attempted 358 strikes compared to just 142 from Garbrandt. Font's cardio was also on point, as he saw the championship rounds for the first time in his pro career. Quite frankly, this couldn't have gone any better for the Massachusetts native. The 33-year-old has won four straight (Garbrandt, Marlon Moraes, Ricky Simon, Sergio Pettis) and is without a defeat dating back to July 2018. Font is clearly one of the very best bantamweights on the UFC roster and should be no more than a win or two away from impacting the title picture at 135 pounds.