UFC will be back in action with UFC Vegas 53 this Saturday, April 30, 2022. The event is headlined by two of the most electrifying bantamweights in the division, Rob Font and Marlon Vera. Here is the Rob Font vs Marlon Vera Prediction, Odds, and Fight Preview.
UFC Vegas 53: Rob Font vs Marlon Vera Fight Preview
The fight between Font and Vera will take place inside the UFC APEX Centre in Las Vegas, Nevada. Both the fighters are set to beat each other and register a win in order to get a shot at the Bantamweight title in the future. For both the fighters, getting a win this weekend can help a lot in their respective campaigns.
Vera (18-7) will be coming into the fight with an impressive two-fight win streak that started at UFC Vegas 29 against Davey Grant. In his last fight, ‘Chito’ fought UFC legend Frankie Edgar and won the fight via KO. Vera currently ranks #8 in the overall bantamweight rankings and is looking forward to getting his hands on the top five fighters in the division.
Vera is a black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and also has impressive striking abilities. The Ecuadorian has 18 professional wins out of which 7 are knockouts, 3 decisions, and 8 submissions. Vera will be looking forward to ending the fight against Font with an early knockout. However, UFC Vegas 53 is Vera’s first main event.
On the other hand, Font(19-5) in his last octagon appearance experienced defeat against Jose Aldo via unanimous decision. Before that, the American was going through a strong five-fight win streak. During that time, the fighter defeated opponents such as Sergio Pettis, Marlon Moraes, Cody Garbrandt, etc.
Font also has a similar record to Vera when it comes to fights and wins. The fighter has 19 professional wins with 8 coming out of knockouts. After his last upset, a dominating win against Vera would the highest priority for Font.
UFC Vegas 53: Rob Font vs Marlon Vera Prediction and Odds
The fight between Font and Vera is very interesting as both the fighters are 5’8 and have similar reach. Font will go out and march forward against Vera in order to put the early pressure. He will be keeping a high guard and searching for openings to land shots. As the pressure will increase, Font will try to connect more shots and ultimately might outbox Vera.
Vera will mainly focus on keeping the distance and try landing shots from distance. The fighter has been pretty consistent with his leg kicks in his last few fights. He will be trying to destroy the lead leg of Font in the early rounds. But it’s hard to imagine both of them getting a finish at the end.
Prediction for UFC Vegas 53 main event: Font via unanimous Decision