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The Main-event comes in the Bantamweight division, as Rob Font takes on Marlon “Chito” Vera. Coming off a tough loss to Jose Aldo, Font will look to rebound in short order. Having previously strung together four straight wins, Font was nearing a title shot. Still in the mix, Font has an opportunity to put his name back in the mix with a victory here. Meanwhile, Vera comes into this fight a winner of two straight and three of the last four. Having most recently defeated Frankie Edgar via a spectacular front kick knockout, Vera heads into his first main event with momentum.
As for a prediction, I have Font winning. This is going to be an excellent and exciting main event, as both men are two of the very best Bantamweight’s. Font is a excellent boxer, who is among the top ten in several striking categories. A wrestler too, Font isn’t afraid to mix in a takedown or two throughout a fight. Perhaps other than his elite striking, is his durability and cardio. Having been in back-to-back five round fights, Font pushes a hard pace and seemingly never slows down – which is also guided by the fact that in twenty-four fights, he has only been stopped once via submission. Vera though won’t be an easy foe to get by, as he has the most finishes in the Bantamweight division at nine and the most submission attempts. A striker to the core though, Vera looks to break down foes with volume and eventually put them down. However, if taken down, Vera has a dangerous guard. Willing to throw up submissions, Vera isn’t someone that can be easily controlled. The reason though I believe Vera falls short is that he hasn’t gone five rounds, even though he’s got solid cardio, and his activity level is slightly less than Font’s. Either way, this is going to be an eventful fight. One that I believe Font will win via decision.