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Rob Font vs Adrian Yanez report
Who won Font vs Yanez?
Rob Font beat Adrian Yanez by during the main card of UFC 287, on Saturday 8th April 2023 at Miami-Dade Arena in Miami.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Rob Font.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 3 rounds in the Bantamweight division, which meant the weight limit was 135 pounds (9.6 stone or 61.2 KG).
Font vs Yanez stats
Rob Font stepped 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.
Adrian Yanez made his way to the cage with a record of 16 wins, 3 loses and 0 draws, with 10 of those wins by knock out and 2 by submission.
The stats suggested Yanez had a large advantage in power over Font, boosting at 63% knock out percentage over Font's 42%.
If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Font had a slight advantage over Yanez, with a 21% submission rate over Yanez's 13%.
Rob Font was the older man by 6 years, at 35 years old.
Font had a height advantage of 1 inch over Yanez. That also extended to a 2-inch reach advantage.
Font was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 6 more fights, and made his debut in 2011, 2 years and 3 months earlier than Yanez, whose first professional fight was in 2014. He had fought 16 more professional rounds, 61 to Yanez's 45.
Font vs Yanez form
Font had beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going to the judges twice.
In his last fight before this contest, he had 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..
Yanez had won 5 of his most recent fights, stopping 3 of them, going the distance twice.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had beat Tony Kelley at UFC Fight Night: Kattar vs. Emmett on 18th June 2022 by knockout in the 1st round at Moody Center, Austin, United States.
Previous to that, he had beat Davey Grant at UFC Vegas 43 on 20th November 2021 by split decision in their 3 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
Going into that contest, he had defeated Randy Costa at UFC Vegas 32 on 24th July 2021 by knockout in the 2nd round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
Before that, he had won against Gustavo Lopez at UFC Vegas 22 on 20th March 2021 by knockout in the 3rd round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
He had defeated Kyle Estrada at LFA 78 on 15th November 2019 by split decision in their 3 round contest at Bell County Expo Center, Belton.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Rob Font had been fighting more than Adrian Yanez.
Going to this contest, Rob Font had last fought 1 year, 1 month and 7 days ago, while Adrian Yanez's last outing had been 11 months and 19 days ago.
Font's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 5 months and 30 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 8 months and 12 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 19 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3.8 rounds on average.
Yanez's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 6 months and 22 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 8 months and 16 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 12 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.4 rounds on average.
What were the odds on Font vs Yanez?
Rob Font was a 29/20 (+150) underdog going into the contest, while Adrian Yanez made his way into the ring at 14/25 (-180) with oddsmakers.
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