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Cory Sandhagen Dominates Rob Font in Bantamweight Showdown

Cory Sandhagen dominates Rob Font in a bantamweight showdown at UFC Fight Night. Sandhagen’s wrestling skills secure a dominant victory, solidifying his position at the top of the rankings.

In a thrilling main event at UFC Fight Night, Cory Sandhagen showcased his wrestling skills to secure a dominant victory over Rob Font. Despite being a late-replacement opponent, Font was unable to match Sandhagen’s grappling prowess. Sandhagen’s impressive performance solidifies his position at the top of the bantamweight rankings.

Sandhagen (17-4) put on a five-round wrestling clinic, utilizing his top position to control the fight. He mixed in strategic offense to avoid being stood up by the referee. The judges’ scores of 50-45 in favor of Sandhagen reflected his complete dominance throughout the bout.

This win marks Sandhagen’s third consecutive victory since his loss in the interim title bout against Petr Yan in 2021. The 31-year-old fighter revealed that he had been grappling with injuries leading up to the fight, including a possible torn tricep. Despite these setbacks, Sandhagen’s technical performance was undeniable.

With this win, Sandhagen now joins Merab Dvalishvili as the top contenders vying for a shot at the bantamweight title. Both fighters are hoping to face the winner of the upcoming title bout between Aljamain Sterling and Sean O’Malley at UFC 292 in Boston.

Font, originally scheduled to face Song Yadong, stepped up to the challenge as a replacement for Umar Nurmagomedov. However, Font was unable to find his rhythm against Sandhagen. Despite defending well from the bottom, Font struggled to mount any significant offense.

The crowd’s frustration with the lack of action became evident as they booed throughout the fight. Font’s increased aggression in Round 4 was quickly shut down by Sandhagen, who maintained control and continued to dominate from top position.

In the closing seconds of the fight, Font attempted a triangle choke from the bottom, but Sandhagen successfully defended against it. The fight concluded with Sandhagen’s complete control and a clear victory.

Overall, Sandhagen’s performance showcased his wrestling skills and solidified his position as one of the top bantamweights in the division. His next challenge awaits in Boston, where he will face the winner of the title bout between Sterling and O’Malley.

Fight Results

| Fighter | Result ||————–|——–|| Cory Sandhagen | Win || Rob Font | Loss |