Rob Font UFC 287

Rob Font hopes to welcome Deiveson Figueiredo to bantamweight after TKO win over Adrian Yanez

Rob Font has a name in mind for his next fight.

Font was returning after a year-long layoff to face Adrian Yanez at UFC 287 who was undefeated in the UFC. Font was the betting underdog but was confident in the lead-up to the scrap and ended up winning by first-round TKO.

The victory for Font got him back into the win column after back-to-back losses to Marlon Vera and Jose Aldo. Now, after beating Yanez to get back into the win column, the hope for Font is to face former flyweight champ, Deiveaon Figueiredo next who has said he will be moving to 135lbs.

“I would love to do ‘Figgy’ vs. Font, man. I’d love to introduce him to the 135 division. I think that’d be a fun fight. I think I like fighting big names. I definitely don’t want to fight backward, but I think me and him could definitely be a great fight. He’s a former champ. He’s exciting. I know he’s going to talk a lot of sh*t,” Font said after his UFC 287 win. “I think it’d be a great, entertaining type of fight, and I think I need another big name like that.”

Whether or not the UFC will be interested to book Rob Font vs. Deiveson Figueiredo next is uncertain. But, regardless of who is next, Font is happy that he was able to return to the win column and remind everyone he is still a top contender.

“I think I had something to prove to myself,” Font said. “Obviously I needed that for myself. I needed to remind myself that I’m still here. I’m still that guy. If I get going on anybody, that’s what’s going to happen to everybody.”

Font entered the fight ranked sixth at bantamweight and held notable wins over Cody Garbrandt, Marlon Moraes, Sergio Pettis, and Ricky Simon among others.

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