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UFC Fight Night Betting Preview: Rob Font vs. Deiveson Figueiredo

December 2, 2023

UFC on ESPN 52 offers exciting betting opportunities, with one bantamweight showdown on the main card between eighth-ranked Ron Font (20-7-0) and second-ranked flyweight Deiveson Figueiredo (21-3-1). Currently, Font is a moneyline favorite at -150.

  • Location: Moody Center in Austin, Texas

  • Date: Saturday, December 2, 2023

  • Main Card: 7:00 PM ET

  • Prelims: 4:00 PM ET

  • Coverage: ESPN+

Rob Font Betting Preview

Font has lost his last three out of four fights and needs to break the cycle. His most recent battle was a unanimous decision defeat to Cory Sandhagen back at UFC on ESPN 50 in August of this year.

He has put together 20 wins that show nine knockouts, four submissions, and seven decisions. Nine of his 20 wins have resulted in first round finishes and six of his seven defeats have come by decision.

He strikes with an accuracy at 46 percent and is able to land takedowns at a 37 percent rate of success. He lands 5.71 significant strikes each minute and takes on 3.70, malign this a respectable ratio.

Font defends solidly at 57 percent against significant strikes, but has a slightly lower defense against takedowns at 47 percent. He also throws in 0.96 takedowns and 0.37 submissions in each 15 minutes of action.

Deiveson Figueiredo Betting Preview

Figueiredo has gone 1-2-1 in his last four fights, which have all been against Brandon Moreno. His recent battle was a third round TKO to Moreno at UFC 283 in January of this year In his back and forth title grabs with Moreno, he is taking a step towards the bantamweight division after years in the flyweight division.

In 21 victories so far, he has accumulated nine knockouts, eight submissions, and four decisions. He has recorded 11 first round finishes and one defeat each per category.

“Deus da Guerra” has landed strikes with an accuracy at 55 percent and delivers takedowns at 42 percent. He lands 3.09 significant strikes each minute and takes on 3.50. This ratio is slightly negative, likely from his battles with Moreno that have dropped it down.

Figueiredo defends against significant strikes at 51 percent and has a slightly better takedown defense at 57 percent. He also averages 1.44 takedowns and 1.80 submissions per 15 minutes of action.

Odds, Series Trends and Free Pick

According to MyBookie, Rob Font holds a slight favoritism for victory. Both fighters present compelling arguments for winning based on their resumes.

  • Deiveson Figueiredo: +120

  • Rob Font: -150

Figueiredo has not shined in his last four fights in the way he wanted to, but Font is right there with them in recent struggles. Tony is comfortable in this weight class, while Figueiredo is making his debut.

Spooky Express Pick: Rob Font -150