Now around a decade into the MMA arena, Rob Font has come off arguably as one of the top contenders. Additionally, he is one of the stiff fighters who will take on anything that comes along as an opportunity.
Font features for the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) through the Bantamweight division with energy and compassion. He advanced to this spot through CES MMA, where he stood as the Featherweight Champion.
Altogether, Font has secured a spot for him with highs and lows, and it’s only better to see him moving forward. As of now, he is the #5 in the UFC bantamweight rankings.
“I want to get the family together through my MMA. You pull everybody together, and you pay attention to the whole card, but my fight.”
|Date of Birth
|June 25, 1987
|Leominster, Massachusetts, United States
|36 Years Old
|5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
|135 lb (61 kg)
|An older sister and a younger brother
|Mixed martial artist
|$175,000 total earning
|UFC Gloves, UFC Belt
Rob Font is a tan-skinned man with an athletic and muscled body. He has toned body measurements while standing at the proper height of 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m).
Furthermore, he maintains cleanly shaped black hair and has a light beard of a similar color. Also, his eye is of the same color, black, and overall, he weighs 135 lb (61 kg) while his reach is 71.5″ (182cm).
Unlike every athlete, Font also has his diet and training. Indeed, every sector is full of a rigorous exercise set, followed by an extreme diet.
The food he consumes will be in low-calorie but high-quality meals with lean protein such as fish, chicken, turkey, eggs, or Greek yogurt.
Rob Font | Early Life
Font (birth name Roberto Font) was born on June 25, 1987, under Cancer’s sun sign. Although he hasn’t disclosed his parents’ names, they are known to be from a military background.
Both his father and mother were military-based and thus, met through that way.
As for his other family members, he has an older sister and a younger brother. All of them were born under strict supervision and had a good childhood.
However, the early days were full of shifting from one place to another, and mostly, his father used to be away from home.
Hence, it was usually his mother and siblings at home. However, life took them to Japan, Malaysia, South Carolina, Virginia, New York, Louisiana, and Florida due to the long hours of duty and placement.
Font considers his hometown to be Tampa, where he spent his childhood the longest among all these places.
Altogether, there are no details about where and when he completed his education or majors and degrees.
Introduction to Life
Apparently, Font dismissed his high school after earning GED and making money. He had planned to earn and save then enter a community college for further studies.
Therefore, he was working as a pizza delivery guy during that time. As he delivered in the Tampa area, he saw fighters training inside a garage, which sparked his curiosity.
When the fighters kindly showcased him some moves, he already loved it.
Thus, he started hitting the gym without choosing to go into the military, as most people expected due to his family background. After six months in the gym, he got his foremost chance to take a kickboxing fight.
Later, he moved to Massachusetts, where he had his first amateur fight. This story dates back to 2009, when he started training for his amateur career. All in all, Font posted a record of 3-1 for his amateur career.
Rob Font | Professional Career
In December 2011, Rob Font broke through the professional arena. Afterward, he competed in various regions and fights, including regional promotions across New England.
Altogether, by the time he signed in the UFC in 2014, Font had posted a record of 10-1 as a professional.
Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC)
On July 5, 2014, Rob Font made his debut in the UFC’s octagon through UFC 175 against George Roop. His first fight welcomed him with a glorious victory via knockout in the first round. Not to mention, he also bagged the Performance of the Night bonus.
Font was out of the fight after a spectacular fight till January 17, 2016. And what was he doing for such a long interval?
Actually, on September 5, 2014, Font was expecting to face Chris Beal at UFC Fight Night 50; however, he pulled out from the fight.
As per the sources, he was injured though the information wasn’t fully described.
Similarly, he was again going to appear on October 4, 2014, at UFC Fight Night 54 but had to pull out. Therefore, Roman Salazar replaced him, who fought against Mitch Gagnon.
“I got in there, made my debut, I feel like I made a little splash, and then we got the Chris Beal fight at Foxwoods in September, but I got injured. For the October 4th fight in Halifax against Mitch Gagnon, then I tweaked something again, and I said I’ve got to chill out and take some time off. I decided to stay low-key, stay off social media, heal up a hundred percent and keep getting better. And that’s what I did.”
Return After the Gap
Altogether, he appeared in 2016 and fought against Joey Gomez. In fact, he was expected to face Chris Williams at the UFC Fight Night 81; however, Williams withdrew from the match due to an injury.
Anyways, Font bagged the game through second-round TKO victory.
Later, Font gained his foremost UFC loss from John Lineker on May 14, 2016. At UFC 198, Rob lost the match through a unanimous decision.
The following match against Ian Entwistle got scrapped after Entwistle fell ill during the weighing process. Originally, they were going to face on October 8, 2016, at UFC 204.
Again, his another fight with Alejandro Pérez was replaced by promotional newcomer Matt Schnell after Perez withdrew.
The fight took on December 3, 2016, at The Ultimate Fighter 24 Finale, which came as the TKO victory in the first round.
Rob Font vs. Douglas Silva de Andrade
On July 8, 2017, Font fought over Douglas Silva de Andrade in the UFC 213 event’s main card at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. The match took two rounds between the fighters, which aired on pay-per-view following prelims on FS1 and UFC Fight Pass.
As the fight commenced, the first round was fought standing up, but as the second round got into, Font portrayed a slick guillotine choke.
Thus, the fight ended at the 4:36 mark through Douglas’s tapout, as Font took the match.
“Great opportunity to show I’m well round. I’m here to stay, and I’m here to compete.”
Rob Font vs. Thomas Almeida
Before fighting Thomas Almeida, Font had a loss from UFC Fight Night 119, which Pedro Munhoz passed in round one (submission). After a loss, he was all pumped up to face Almeida in the UFC 220 event at TD Garden in Boston.
As they played in Boston’s main card, the Brazilian fighter showcased his skill while Font bounced back.
Overall, the fight stopped at 2:24 in the second round after Font knocked out Almeida with a head kick and punches.
Rob Font vs. Sergio Pettis
Until then, Font had a zig-zag movement in the UFC, meaning that he was having a win followed by loss and win and in a similar manner.
After winning over Almeida, he again lost in front of Raphael Assunção at UFC on Fox 31 via a unanimous decision.
Now, Font faced Sergio Pettis, who had recently stepped up from flyweight. On December 15, 2018, their match took place at UFC on FOX 31, which aired on FS1 and UFC Fight Pass from Fiserv Forum in Milwaukee, Wis.
All in all, Font won the fight with a unanimous decision leaving Pettis with 0-3.
“I do feel bad because I’ve seen that before; it happened to my boy. It does kind of cast a grey shadow. But the best guys, they get over that. But it just wasn’t his night.”
Rob Font vs. Ricky Simon
On June 22, 2019, Font was to fight Cody Stamann, which Cody later withdrew due to his injury. Therefore, John Lineker replaced the fight at UFC on ESPN+ 12; however, Lineker pulled out without reason.
Advancing further, Font was set up with Ricky Simon at UFC on ESPN 7 in Washington, D.C. The bout came as the main card at Capital One Arena, where Font dominated throughout the rounds. Thus, he won the fight via a unanimous decision.
After the victory, Font also claimed the Fight of the Night award.
Rob Font vs. Marlon Moraes
The fight over Marlon Moraes is marked as the biggest victory of Font as of now. To elaborate, their match took place on December 19, 2020, at UFC Fight Night 183.
Font took the former title challenger Marlon Moraes via first-round technical knockout as the glorious claim.
In addition, he also bagged the Performance of the Night award.
“He’s a former champion, so beating a guy like that, that has to say something. Obviously, I’m happy with the ‘W,’ but it’s onto the next one. t’s only going to get harder from here.”
Rob Font | Fighting Style
Font is an aggressive fighter who stars as the brown belt player in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and white Mongkok in Muay Thai.
Rob Font | Net Worth and Earnings
Similar to most athletes, Rob Font hasn’t updated about his recent net worth; however, it is expected that he has a net worth of over $1 million.
Furthermore, he has a total earning from the UFC is $175,000, while he earns $60,000 as a guaranteed payout. Recently, in December 2021, he gained $2,500 as Reebok sponsorship after his fight.
In the meantime, he is sponsored by several brands such as Habrok Brand, which is an MMA gears company; Natural Effex, which provides nutritional supplements; and Premier Mortgage Lending Services.
Rob Font | Personal Life
The UFC fighter Font is a great athlete who has never given up but instead fallen, healed, and comes back to make a new start. As for his off-field life, Rob Font is dating a beautiful girl (Kathryn Frias), who has been his childhood love as far as the sources.
Although he hasn’t revealed any information on her, he is supposed to have been dating her ever since his seventh grade.
According to sources, she is from the Northeast and used to come to Florida every summer with her family.
As his girlfriend attended Florida Tampa University, the duo returned to Massachusetts, where Rob took his first amateur fight. To date, the duo has been going on strong, and you can find them in their social accounts showering love for each other.
“I’m fortunate to have a girlfriend who can secure the day-to-day bills, the day-to-day finances. She’s been taking care of me with finances since like 2010, so it wasn’t that big of a deal for me. She’s my biggest supporter, and really, this whole year, year and a half, I’ve just been training, getting better, and she’s been taking care of everything.”
|Instagram handle (Kathryn Frias)
Rob Font | FAQs
Is Rob Font from Puerto Rico?
Rob Font is from the United States and holds an American nationality. However, he is of Puerto Rico descendants.
Who did Rob Font work as a pizza delivery guy for?
Rob Font was the pizza delivery guy for Pizza Hut.
Did Rob Font win his fight against José Aldo?
No, the fighter did not win the match against Aldo. Instead, he lost via a unanimous decision in the fifth round.
Who are the members of the New England Cartel?
Tyler Chartier, Rob Font, and his main training partner, Calvin Kattar, are members of the New England Cartel.
Who won the match between Rob Font and Matt Schell?
Rob Font and Matt Schell fought back in 2016 in the Bantamweight category. It was the UFC – TUF 24 Finale, and Rob won the match.