Rob Font vs. Cody Garbrandt Odds: 57% of Bettors Picking Font to Win
Saturday’s UFC Fight Night event features a main event with two fighters in the bantamweight division that are hoping to get a title shot against Aljamain Sterling, or otherwise, in the coming months. In order for that to happen, both Cody Garbrandt and Rob Font are going to have to prove they belong atop the division.
Font vs. Garbrandt odds have flip flopped quite a bit since the fight was announced. Originally it was Cody Garbrandt that was the favorite over Rob Font. But, as we got closer to fight time, Font vs. Garbrandt odds started to show Rob Font as the favorite.
For a while, Garbrandt was considered one of the fast up-and-comers in the bantamweight division. He started his professional fighting career with an 11-0 record, including a signature win over Dominick Cruz in December of 2016. But then, he ran into T.J. Dillashaw.
Dillashaw beat Garbrandt in back-to-back fights from 2017-2018 and gave him the first blemishes of his career. Following the losses to Dillashaw, Garbrandt went on to lose again, this time to Pedro Munhoz. He has since gotten back to his winning ways, beating Raphael Assuncao in 2020, but that’s his only fight since March 2, 2019, over two years ago.
Rob Font has been a UFC fighter since 2014 and has yet to get a title shot. But, he’s trying to change that by getting through Garbrandt on Saturday and rising in the division rankings. Fon vs. Garbrandt odds have him as the favorite, but he was the underdog when they were first announced.
Font comes in having won three straight fights. His last loss? It came 2018 to Raphael Assuncao, the fighters Garbrandt beat last. Font has 18 wins but fewer than half (8) have come by KO. Only four have come via submission.
Font vs. Garbrandt Odds
Font vs. Garbrandt odds started out in favor of Cody Garbrandt, even if it was just slightly. Now, those odds have switched to Rob Font’s favour as he enters Saturday’s main event at -116, according to his best odds.
At -116, Font has a 53.7% chance of winning, according to the latest Font vs. Gilbrandt odds, but that could still change before UFC Fight Night opening bell.
As for Cody Garbrandt, He’s currently the slight underdog for this fight. Garbrandt is +110 to win outright, meaning he has a 47.6% chance of winning, according to Font vs. Garbrandt odds.
Font vs. Garbrandt Betting
So, we know who the favorite is according to Font vs. Garbrandt odds, but who is the most popular pick among bettors? Well, it pretty closely mirrors Font vs. Garbrandt odds.
As of Saturday afternoon, Rob Font has been backed by 58.33% of all bettors. Meanwhile, 41.67% of bettors are picking Garbrandt for an upset. That may be a reason why Font has switched to the favorite if sportsbooks are looking to offset some of the heavy betting in Font’s favor.