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Rob Font vs Marlon Vera report
Who won Font vs Vera?
Marlon Vera beat Rob Font by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest during the main event of UFC Fight Night: Font vs. Vera, on Saturday 30th April 2022 at UFC APEX in Las Vegas.
The scorecards were announced as 46-49, 46-49, 47-48 in favor of winner Marlon Vera.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 5 rounds in the Bantamweight division, which meant the weight limit was 135 pounds (9.6 stone or 61.2 KG).
Font vs Vera stats
Rob Font stepped into the octagon with a record of 19 wins, 5 loses and 0 draws, 8 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 4 by submission.
Marlon Vera made his way to the cage with a record of 18 wins, 7 loses and 1 draw, with 7 of those wins by knock out and 8 by submission.
The stats suggested Font had a slight advantage in power over Vera, with a 42% knock out percentage over Vera's 39%.
If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Vera had a large advantage over Font, boosting at 44% submission rate over Font's 21%.
Rob Font was the older man by 5 years, at 35 years old.
Font had 2-inch reach advantage.
Font was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 2 fewer fights, and made his debut in 2011, 5 months later than Vera, whose first professional fight was in 2011. He had fought 12 less professional rounds, 61 to Vera's 73.
Font vs Vera form
Font had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going to the judges 3 times.
In his last fight before this contest, he had lost to Jose Aldo at UFC Fight Night on 4th December 2021 by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas, United States.
Previous to that, he had defeated Cody Garbrandt at UFC Vegas 27 on 22nd May 2021 by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest.
Going into that contest, he had beat Marlon Moraes at UFC Vegas 17 on 19th December 2020 by knockout in the 1st round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
Before that, 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..
He had beat Sergio Pettis at UFC on FOX 31 on 15th December 2018 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Wisconsin Entertainment and Sports Center, Milwaukee, United States.
Vera had beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going the distance once.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had defeated Frankie Edgar at UFC 268 on 6th November 2021 by knockout in the 3rd round at Madison Square Garden, New York City, United States.
Previous to that, he had defeated Davey Grant at UFC Vegas 29 on 19th June 2021 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest.
Going into that contest, he had been beaten by Jose Aldo at UFC Vegas 17 on 19th December 2020 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
Before that, he had won against Sean O’Malley at UFC 252 on 15th August 2020 by knockout in the 1st round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
He had lost to Yadong Song at UFC Fight Night Jacksonville on 16th May 2020 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena, Jacksonville.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Marlon Vera had been fighting more than Rob Font.
Going to this contest, Rob Font had last fought 1 year, 5 months and 27 days ago, while Marlon Vera's last outing had been 1 year, 6 months and 25 days ago.
Font's last 5 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 5 months and 16 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 10 months and 21 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 17 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3.4 rounds on average.
Vera's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years and 15 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 7 months and 10 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 13 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.6 rounds on average.
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