Rob Font Opens as Betting Favorite Against Marlon Vera

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  • Rob Font has opened as the -175 betting favorite against Marlon Vera.
  • Font saw his four fight losing streak end after he was upset by Jose Aldo in his last bout.
  • Vera is coming off a sensational front kick knockout win over Frankie Edgar at UFC 268.

Rob Font will be the betting favorite when he tries back to get on track against Marlon Vera on April 30th.

According to the best UFC betting sites, Font is the -175 betting favorite and Vera the +150 underdog in their 135-pound encounter:

Font Came Up Short Against the King of Rio

Font saw his four-fight winning streak and rise to the top of the rankings halted when he faced former champion, Jose Aldo, at the main event of UFC Vegas 44 last December 4, 2021. The Leominster, Massachusetts native fought a great game plan but came up short against the King of Rio, losing the fight via unanimous decision. The loss was Font’s first since July 2018 when he lost on points to Raphael Assuncao at UFC 226.

The 34-year old Font is a former CES MMA featherweight champion who also appeared for Premier FC, Reality Fighting, and Cage Titans. He joined the UFC in 2014 to post a 5-3 record in his first eight bouts, ending with the loss to Assuncao Font entered contender status when he won four in a row, including back-to-back wins over Marlon Moraes and Cory Garbrandt.

This will be the fifth time in his last six bouts where Font has seen the minus money sign written next to his name. The only time Font was an underdog during this stretch was when he fought Moraes as the +140 bottom dog. Font knocked out Moraes inside one round.

Vera With Front Kick KO of Frankie Edgar

Vera meanwhile is coming off a spectacular front kick knockout of former champion Frankie Edgar at UFC 268 last November 6th in a Performance of the Night-winning effort. The win was the biggest in his UFC career, perhaps even topping his first round TKO of the previously unbeaten prospect Sean O’Malley at UFC 252.

The 29-year old from Chone, Ecuador began his career in Latin America, most notably for Inka FC in Peru. He joined The Ultimate Fighter: Latin America tournament but was forced out of his semi-finals bout with a skin infection. Vera has won eight out of his last 10 bouts and has an overall record of 18-7 with seven knockouts and eight submission victories.

Chito is no stranger to having the plus money sign attached next to his name in the UFC. Although he was the betting favorite in his last two bouts, Vera was the underdog in the three bouts prior to those. He was the +240 underdog when he halted the O’Malley hype train and was the +130 bottom dog when he lost to Jose Aldo.

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