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24 Oct 2017 by TSZ

MMA Preview – Pedro Munhoz vs Rob Font at UFC Fight Night 119

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Date: Sunday 29th October, 2am (UK)

Location: Sao Paulo, Brazil

Venue: Ginasio do Ibirapuera

Pedro Munhoz is the hometown boy, hoping for his fourth win in front of his own fans. After losing a razor thin decision to Jimmie Rivera in 2015, he excellently submitted Russell Doane and Justin Scoggins via a guillotine and then went on to earn a decision over Damian Stasiak, so a win over Rob Font will put him on track for a fight with a top-ranked bantamweight.

This will be no easy feat as Font has proven his calibre after dominating in lesser-known promotions; he has won five of his six fights and has only lost to John Lineker. Font is extremely well-rounded with a host of knockouts and submissions so is confident wherever the fight goes.

However, he will have to be careful if the fight goes to the ground as Munhoz has elite level Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and will love nothing more to submit Font in front of his home fans.

The key stat highlighted is the significant difference in reach. They are very evenly matched but keeping the distance with strikes will be crucial to Font’s game plan.

See below for the statistical breakdown:

Striking and grappling stats sourced via FightMetric.

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