Pre Fight Preview: Font vs Figueiredo

November 28, 2023

Athlete Studio

This weekend at UFC Austin inside Moody Center in Austin, Texas, Bantamweight talents Rob Font and Deiveson Figueiredo are set to face off in what promises to be an intriguing matchup.

Font, currently within the Top 10, showcased his enduring skill earlier this year with a knockout victory over Adrian Yanez. On the other hand, Figueiredo, after engaging in an extensive quadrilogy with Brandon Moreno, is transitioning to the 135-pound division in search of new challenges.

Rob Font:

Record: 20-7

Key Wins: Cody Garbrandt (UFC Vegas 27), Marlon Moraes (UFC Vegas 17), Ricky Simon (UFC on ESPN 7), Adrian Yanez (UFC 287), Sergio Pettis (UFC on FOX 31), Thomas Almeida (UFC 220), Douglas Silva de Andrade (UFC 213)

Key Losses: Cory Sandhagen (UFC Nashville), Marlon Vera (UFC Vegas 53), Jose Aldo (UFC Vegas 44), Raphael Assuncao (UFC 226), John Lineker (UFC 198), Pedro Munhoz (UFC Fight Night 119)

Keys to Victory: A skilled boxer with knockout power, Font excels as one of the best jabbers in the division. To succeed, he must engage in a boxing match, utilizing his jab to control the fight. The challenge lies in defending against wrestling threats and low kicks, requiring strategic use of body jabs and feints.

Deiveson Figueiredo:

Record: 21-3-1

Key Wins: Brandon Moreno (UFC 283, UFC 270), Joseph Benavidez (UFC Fight Island 2, UFC Fight Night 169), Alex Perez (UFC 255), Alexandre Pantoja (UFC 240), John Moraga (UFC Fight Night 135), Tim Elliott (UFC Fight Night 161)

Key Losses: Brandon Moreno (UFC 263), Jussier Formiga (UFC Fight Night 148)

Keys to Victory: Figueiredo, a versatile athlete with a jiu-jitsu black belt, possesses substantial punching and kicking power. To succeed against Font, he needs to employ a strategy similar to his fights with Moreno, disrupting Font's boxing range with kicks and well-timed takedowns.

Font is a skilled contender and looks to secure a path to the Bantamweight title. Figueiredo, despite the odds, aims to make a statement in his Bantamweight debut and keep the dream of another title run alive. The outcome of this matchup will shape the trajectories of both fighters in the competitive Bantamweight division.

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