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UFC Fight Night 188: Font vs Garbrandt 05/22/2021 Predictions, Previews and Spread

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UFC Fight Night 188 Font vs Garbrandt 05-22-2021 Predictions Previews and Spread

UFC Fight Night 188: Font vs Garbrandt 05/22/2021 – The Ultimate Fighting Championship is set to end the month of May with another exciting fight card with UFC Fight Night 188 happening this Saturday, May 22. The UFC Apex in Las Vegas, Nevada in the United States will be the closed-door venue. MMA fans can opt to watch the matches through UFC Fight Pass or Pay Per View subscription. The main event will be putting two top bantamweights inside the same cage. Rob Font is third-ranked while he is followed by Cody Garbrandt at fourth. The winner of this bout will earn a title shot against reigning champion Aljamain Sterling. It is seen in the UFC online betting picks that this is one close match to call but Rob Font owns a very small edge over Cody Garbrandt.

UFC Fight Night 188: Font vs Garbrandt 05/22/2021

When: Saturday, May 22, 7:00 PM ET
Where: UFC Apex, Las Vegas, Nevada
TV: Pay Per View
Stream: UFC Fight Pass

UFC Fight Night 188: Font vs Garbrandt 05/22/2021 Odds

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Fighter Odds Fighter Odds
Rob Font -115 Cody Garbrandt -105

Main Card

Rob Font

Rob Font is a 33-year-old fighter and his hometown is located at Boston, Massachusetts in the United States. He stands at five-foot-eight and this natural bantamweight trains at the Team Sityodtong fight stable. Font will be coming to this fight carrying a professional fighting record of 18-4 and those wins are divided into eight knockouts, six decisions, and four submissions. He has been fighting in the UFC since July 2014. This fighter is riding on a momentum of a three-fight winning streak. The most recent win was just this December 2020 at the UFC Fight Night 183 against Marlon Moraes. That match ended with a TKO in the first round.

Cody Garbrandt

Cody Garbrandt is just about to turn 30 years old and his ring name is known as “No Love. This fighter came all the way from Urichsville, Ohio in the United States and trains at the Team Alpha Male. Garbrandt stands at five-foot-seven and has been comfortable fighting in the bantamweight division. His professional MMA record is now at 12-3 with ten of those victories coming from knockouts. After a tough stretch of losing three consecutive matches, Garbrandt finally broke the dry spell. He scored a second-round knockout at the 4:59 mark against Raphael Assuncao in UFC 250 back in June 2020. 

Font vs Garbrandt Betting Numbers

Font
Garbrandt
Record 18-4-0 12-3-0
Last Fight Win Win
Country USA USA
Height 5’8″ 5’7″
Weight (lbs) 135 135
Reach (in) 71 65
Win by KO/TKO 44% 83%
Win by Submission 22% 0%
Decisions 33% 17%
Strikes landed per minute 5.21 3.35
Striking accuracy 42% 37%
Striking absorbed per minute 3.83 3.33
Striking defense 62% 65%
Takedown average 1.20 0.84
Takedown accuracy 36% 33%
Takedown defense 48% 100%
Submission average 0.80 0.00

Font vs Garbrandt Betting Picks

Rob Font has been on a good roll for the past matches but Cody Garbrandt is a deadly fighter to compete with. This is expected to be very close and according to the best online sportsbook, Font is the safer bet but picking Garbrandt will be a health risk as well. This is not expected to go to the judges’ scorecards and someone should score a knockout by the third round.