Taking main event status in the promotion’s return to Las Vegas and the UFC Apex facility; a massive bantamweight tilt with potential title implications, as the #3 rated contender, Rob Font draws the #4 ranked challenger, former undisputed champion, Cody Garbrandt.
Embarking on a three-fight winning spree, New England Cartel mainstay, Font has taken a pair of unanimous decision victories over current Bellator bantamweight champion, Sergio Pettis as well as Ricky Simon, before a massive first round knockout success over one-time title chaser, Marlon Moraes at UFC Vegas 16 in December.
An 11 fight Octagon veteran, Massachusetts native, Font has notched other notable triumphs over the likes of George Roop, Matt Schnell, Douglas Silva de Andrade, and Thomas Almeida.
Snapping a three-fight losing spree last July which included a trio of damaging knockout losses to former teammate and former two-time champion, T.J. Dillashaw, as well as upcoming UFC 265 feature, Pedro Munhoz, Garbrandt lodged a Knockout of the Year contender in his last Octagon walk.
Featuring at UFC 250 once again at the UFC Apex facility, under the tutelage of Mark Henry for the first time in his professional career, Garbrandt scored a buzzer-beating second round knockout win over veteran contender, Raphael Assuncao.
Adding the Brazilian to his UFC run which includes six other victories, the Ohio puncher has also bested the likes of Marcus Brimage, common-foe, Almeida, Takeya Mizugaki, and in his crowning achievement, took a unanimous decision win over former two-time titleholder, Dominick Cruz.
UFC Vegas 27 Results: Font vs. Garbrandt
Main Card: (ESPN+ 7 p.m. ET)
Bantamweight: Rob Font def. Cody Garbrandt via unanimous decision (48-47, and 50-45 x2)
Strawweight: Carla Esparza def. Yan Xiaonan via second round (2:58) TKO (strikes)
Heavyweight: Jared Vanderaa def. Justin Tafa via unanimous decision (30-27 x2, and 29-28)
Featherweight: Norma Dumont Viana def. Felicia Spencer via split decision (30-27, 28-29, and 29-28)
Featherweight: Ricardo Ramos def. Bill Algeo via unanimous decision (30-27 x2, and 29-28)
Middleweight: Jack Hermansson def. Edmen Shahbazyan via unanimous decision (29-27 x3)
Preliminary Card: (ESPN+ 4 p.m. ET)
Heavyweight: Ben Rothwell def. Chris Bennett via second round (2:08) submission (guillotine)
Welterweight: Court McGee def. Claudio Silva via unanimous decision (30, 26 x2, and 29-27)
Flyweight: Bruno Gustavo da Silva def. Victor Rodriguez via first round (1:00) TKO (punches)
Featherweight: Josh Culibao def. Shayilan Nuerdanbieke via unanimous decision (29-28 x3)
Catchweight (128.5lbs): David Dvorak def. Juancamilo Ronderos via first round (2:18) submission (rear-naked choke)
Lightweight: Damir Ismagulov def. Rafael Alves via unanimous decision (29-29 x3)