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Rob Font vs Aljamain Sterling preview
When is Font vs Sterling?
Rob Font could potentially face Aljamain Sterling, in Late 2021.
The fight would be scheduled for 5 rounds in the Bantamweight division, which means the weight limit would be 135 pounds (9.6 stone or 61.2 KG).
Font vs Sterling stats
Rob Font would step into the octagon with a record of 19 wins, 6 loses and 0 draws, 8 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 4 by submission.
Aljamain Sterling would make his way to the cage with a record of 22 wins, 3 loses and 0 draws, with 3 of those wins by knock out and 8 by submission.
The stats suggest Font would have a large advantage in power over Sterling, boasting at 42% knock out percentage over Sterling's 14%.
If the fight goes to the ground, their records suggest Sterling would have an advantage over Font, with a 36% submission rate over Font's 21%.
Rob Font is the older man by 2 years, at 35 years old.
Font has a height advantage of 1 inch over Sterling. This also extends to a 1-inch reach advantage.
Font is currently arguably the less experienced fighter, having had the same amount of fights, and made his debut in 2011, 7 months later than Sterling, whose first professional fight was in 2011. He has fought 6 less professional rounds, 60 to Sterling's 66.
Font vs Sterling form
Font has beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going to the judges twice.
In his last fight, he lost to Marlon Vera at UFC Fight Night: Font vs. Vera on 30th April 2022 by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas, United States.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by Jose Aldo at UFC Fight Night on 4th December 2021 by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
Going into that contest, he had defeated Cody Garbrandt at UFC Vegas 27 on 22nd May 2021 by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest.
Before that, he had beat Marlon Moraes at UFC Vegas 17 on 19th December 2020 by knockout in the 1st round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
He had won against Ricky Simon at UFC on ESPN 7 on 7th December 2019 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Capital One Arena, Washington D.C..
Sterling has won 5 of his most recent fights, stopping 1 of them, going the distance 4 times.
In his last fight, he beat T.J. Dillashaw at UFC 280 on 22nd October 2022 by knockout in the 2nd round in their UFC Bantamweight championship fight at Etihad Arena, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
Previous to that, he had beat Petr Yan at UFC 273 on 9th April 2022 by split decision in their UFC Bantamweight championship fight at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena, Jacksonville, United States.
Going into that contest, he had defeated Petr Yan at UFC 259 on 6th March 2021 by split decision in the 4th round in their UFC Bantamweight championship fight at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
Before that, he had won against Cory Sandhagen at UFC 250 on 6th June 2020 by submission in the 1st round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
He had defeated Brett Johns at UFC Fight Night 128 on 21st April 2018 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City.
In terms of recent activity, Rob Font has been fighting more than Aljamain Sterling.
Rob Font last fought 10 months and 21 days ago, while Aljamain Sterling's last outing was 5 months and 1 day ago.
Font's last 5 fights have come over a period of 3 years, 3 months and 16 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 7 months and 28 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 19 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 3.8 rounds on average.
Sterling's last 5 fights have come over a period of 4 years, 11 months and 2 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 11 months and 25 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 15 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 3 rounds on average.
What are the odds on Font vs Sterling?
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