Odds: Cody Garbrandt +105 underdog, Rob Font -143 favorite. Prediction: Rob Font by TKO/KO. Rob Font is on a three-fight win streak with a huge opportunity for a title shot […]
- Odds: Cody Garbrandt +105 underdog, Rob Font -143 favorite.
- Prediction: Rob Font by TKO/KO.
- Rob Font is on a three-fight win streak with a huge opportunity for a title shot if he wins.
The UFC is finalizing a huge bantamweight bout for May 22. Headlining the event will be #3 ranked Rob Font taking former bantamweight champ Cody Garbrandt. This is a huge fight for both fighters as the stakes are high for the next title shot, we review the betting odds below.
Garbrandt vs Font Odds
Cody Garbrandt opened as the betting underdog to Rob Font. Garbrandt is currently on a one-fight win streak, bet $100 to win $105. For Rob Font this is one of his biggest tests to date, he was an underdog to Marlon Moraes in his last fight and won. This time Font is a modest favorite, bet $143 to win $100.
Betting on Cody Garbrandt as an Underdog
Garbrandt is a difficult fighter to set the odds for. He has been the betting favorite in the first fight against T.J. Dillashaw and lost, then after losing the rematch he was the favorite to defeat Pedro Munhoz and engaged in a dog fight that ultimately cost him the fight.
We have seen a more technical version of Cody Garbrandt against Raphael Assuncao. He is an excellent boxer and has a decent ground game.
Rob Font will have a reach advantage over Garbrandt. He is a former CES featherweight champion and holds notable wins over Marlon Moraes, Ricky Simon, and Thomas Almedia.
Font can be a cautious fighter and has a solid chin. Those are two important characteristics when fighting Cody Garbrandt. For that reason, I don’t see Garbrandt knocking Font out and he won’t have the volume over five rounds to win on the judges score cards.
Pick: Rob Font.
Rob Font expects ‘fireworks’
Given the fighting style of both fighters who come from a boxing background, we know this will be technical fight fought primarily on the feet.
“I’m excited,” Font told MMA Junkie Radio. “This is going to be fireworks. He always brings the fight. Like you said, he’s a former champ, huge name, main event – I can’t complain.”
It’s clear to see Font is game for this fight and is super confident he can put Cody away. Who’s your early pick for this fight, are the oddsmakers overlooking Cody? Comment below.