Block Six Preview: Rob Font v Cory Sandhagen
The UFC returns to Nashville tonight, with an event that is set to electrify the fans with an action-packed card Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee. Headlining the event is a thrilling bantamweight clash between Top 10 contenders Cory Sandhagen and Rob Font, who stepped in as a replacement for Umar Nurmagomedov after an injury.
The co-main event features former women's Strawweight champion Jessica Andrade facing the undefeated Tatiana Suarez. The stakes are high as both fighters aim to secure their path towards a title shot.
Cory Sandhagen, known as "The Sandman," holds an impressive record of 16-4, with a diverse fighting style that has earned him four performance bonuses in the last five years. Despite facing setbacks in 2021, Sandhagen bounced back with consecutive wins over Yadong Song and Marlon Vera.
Rob Font, with a record of 20-6, has displayed an exciting yet inconsistent performance in his UFC career. He enjoyed a four-fight win streak, defeating notable names like Marlon Moraes and Cody Garbrandt, but faced setbacks against Jose Aldo and Marlon Vera. Font will look to make a statement against Sandhagen and reaffirm his position as a top bantamweight contender.
In the co-main event, Jessica Andrade, also known as "Bate Estaca," has an impressive resume with wins in three different weight classes and multiple UFC records. However, she is currently seeking redemption after two consecutive losses. Her opponent, Tatiana Suarez, is undefeated and boasts an exceptional wrestling background with a significant takedown advantage in her fights.
Expect an enthralling battle between the creative striking of Sandhagen and the powerful offense of Font. While Font's wrestling could make it a close fight, Sandhagen is anticipated to control the distance and secure a competitive unanimous decision victory.
In the co-main event, the diminutive powerhouse Andrade will try to overcome the wrestling prowess and finishing ability of Suarez. The Californian fighter's long layoff due to injury didn't affect her performance, as she showcased her dominance against Montana De La Rosa earlier this year.
This event promises an adrenaline-fueled night of face-punching action that MMA fans won't want to miss.