Don’t miss the electrifying main event between Cory Sandhagen and Rob Font at UFC Fight Night. Get all the details and expert insights in this must-read article.
Cory Sandhagen vs. Rob Font: A Clash of Bantamweight Titans
This Saturday in Nashville, Tennessee, UFC Fight Night presents an electrifying main event between Cory Sandhagen and Rob Font. The highly anticipated matchup between these top-10 bantamweights promises to be a thrilling showdown.
Sandhagen (16-4) enters the octagon on a two-fight winning streak, with his most recent victory being a split-decision win over Marlon ‘Chito’ Vera in March. Ranked No. 5 in the ESPN men’s bantamweight rankings, Sandhagen is known for his relentless pace and ability to control the fight both on the feet and on the ground.
On the other side of the cage, we have Font (20-6), who recently broke out of a two-fight skid with a first-round TKO victory over Adrian Yanez in April. Currently ranked ninth in the bantamweight division, Font is a skilled boxer with a high volume of strikes. He has also made significant improvements in his ground game, making him a well-rounded threat.
This matchup was originally scheduled to be a bantamweight bout, but due to a late replacement, it will now be contested at a catchweight of 140 pounds. Font stepped in less than two weeks ago to replace Sandhagen’s original opponent, Umar Nurmagomedov, who withdrew due to a shoulder injury.
The fight will take place at the Bridgestone Arena and will be broadcasted on ESPN and ESPN+. The main card is set to start at 9 p.m. ET, following the prelims at 6 p.m.
Here is the full fight card for UFC Fight Night:
|Main Card (9 p.m. ET)||Prelims (6 p.m. ET)|
|Catchweight (140 pounds): Cory Sandhagen vs. Rob Font||Men’s bantamweight: Kyler Phillips vs. Raoni Barcelos|
|Strawweight: Jessica Andrade vs. Tatiana Suarez||Welterweight: Jeremiah Wells vs. Carlston Harris|
|Light heavyweight: Dustin Jacoby vs. Kennedy Nzechukwu||Men’s featherweight: Billy Quarantillo vs. Damon Jackson|
|Men’s featherweight: Diego Lopes vs. Gavin Tucker||Men’s flyweight: Cody Durden vs. Jake Hadley|
|Light heavyweight: Tanner Boser vs. Aleksa Camur||Men’s featherweight: Sean Woodson vs. Dennis Buzukja|
|Lightweight: Ignacio Bahamondes vs. Ludovit Klein||Men’s flyweight: Ode’ Osbourne vs. Assu Almabayev|
Both Sandhagen and Font have their strengths and weaknesses, but it is Sandhagen’s ability to control the fight that gives him the advantage. If he can take Font to the ground, he will be able to dominate the fight and secure a victory.
For more insights and expert picks on the main event and other fights on the card, be sure to check out the ESPN+ expert picks and best bets article.
Don’t miss this epic clash between two bantamweight titans. Tune in to UFC Fight Night on Saturday to witness the action unfold!