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Cory Sandhagen vs Rob Font UFC Nashville 8/5/2023 Picks, Odds, and Prediction

Cory Sandhagen vs Rob Font UFC Nashville 8/5/2023 Picks, Odds, and Prediction

On Saturday, August 5, 2023, UFC Nashville will feature an exciting bout between Cory Sandhagen and Rob Font. As the opening odds indicate, Sandhagen is priced at -295, while Font comes in at +245.

Cory Sandhagen, aged 31, will enter the Octagon with a record of 16-4-0. He weighs 135 lbs and stands tall at 5 ’11”, reaching 70″. Known for his switch fighting style, Sandhagen is a formidable opponent. On the other side, Rob Font, aged 36, measures 5’8″ and weighs 135 lbs. He fights as an orthodox fighter and holds a record of 20-6-0, making him a seasoned competitor. Font boasts a reach of 71″.

When it comes to significant strikes, Sandhagen has a rate of 5.98 per minute, while Font lands 6.46 significant strikes per minute. Sandhagen’s accuracy is 44% of his significant strikes, while Font connects with 46%. Defensively, Sandhagen absorbs 3.90 significant strikes per minute, and Font takes 4.03. Additionally, Sandhagen displays solid defensive skills by deflecting 57% of the significant strikes his opponents throw at him, while Font stops 56% of them.

With these statistics and their respective fighting styles, the Sandhagen vs. Font matchup promises to be a thrilling encounter at UFC Nashville.

UFC Nashville Cory Sandhagen Rob Font
Opening Odds -295 +245
Record 16-4-0 20-6-0
Average Fight Time 12:37 11:52
Height 5’11” 5’8″
Weight 135 lbs 135 lbs
Reach 70″ 71″
Strikes Landed Per Minute 5.98 6.46
Striking Accuracy 44% 46%


Cory Sandhagen is not as proficient a grappler as he could be, scoring a takedown 0.89 times every three rounds. On 21% of his attempts, Sandhagen puts his opponents on the ground, while on 64% of his opponents’ attempts, he is halting them. In 36% of his takedown attempts, Font succeeds in pinning his opponent to the ground, whereas in 55% of his opponent’s takedown attempts, he fails. In terms of going for the finish, Sandhagen is less adept at doing so, attempting 0.3 submissions per three rounds compared to Font’s 0.4 submissions every fifteen minutes.

In his most recent Octagon appearance, Cory Sandhagen faced Marlon Vera, and the result was a hard-fought win via split decision in the fifth round. During the match, Vera managed to land 73 out of 177 total strikes he threw. In contrast, Sandhagen was more aggressive, landing 187 out of 378 total strikes.

Regarding significant strikes, Vera connected with 58 out of 158 attempts, giving him a percentage of 36%. Of those significant strikes, 28 out of 105 were directed at the head. On the other hand, Sandhagen’s accuracy was higher, as he landed 128 out of 280 significant strikes, which translates to a 45% success rate. Of the significant strikes he threw, 84 out of 226 were aimed at the head.

Notably, most of the significant strikes landed by both Vera and Sandhagen occurred at a distance, with 91% of Vera’s and 83% of Sandhagen’s significant strikes being tallied in this manner. The fight showcased the fighters’ ability to engage effectively from a distance, adding to the intensity of the match.

Although the road hasn’t always been smooth sailing, Sandhagen’s defeat to Petr Yan at UFC 267 demonstrated that he is a force to be reckoned with even when he loses. Sandhagen suffered another heartbreaking defeat to the seasoned veteran T.J. in a split decision. Dillashaw. Wins or losses haven’t determined Sandhagen’s ultimate UFC aim; rather, his skill set and capacity for recovering from close defeats will position him as a title contender and future champion in the years to come.

Cory Sandhagen vs Rob Font UFC Nashville 8/5/2023 Picks, Odds, and Prediction

Rob Font defeated Adrian Yanez in his last fight, earning the victory for the evening with a blow to the head in round one. In the end, Yanez landed all the large distance strikes he attempted, whereas Font landed 81% of the same significant distance blows. Font made 33 of 75 important blows, landing 44% of them. He ended up hitting the head with 30 of his 69 strong blows. In the battle, Yanez hit on 25 of 54 important blows. He hit the head on 21 of 49 major swings, a considerable percentage. Regarding total strikes, Yanez had 25 of 54 while Font had 33 of 75.

Rob Font’s most recent victory was against Adrian Yanez at UFC 287 in Miami, Florida, with an amazing display of strength and dexterity. Font stunned the crowd by winning by TKO in under three minutes after unleashing a flurry of blows that rendered Yanez helpless and bewildered.

Another challenging challenge for Font was a high-stakes match against the illustrious José Aldo. Font and Aldo engaged in a back-and-forth conflict for five arduous rounds, unwilling to yield. Despite Font’s skill and spirit, Aldo received higher ratings from the judges, which led to another unanimous defeat for Font. Font is currently 2-2 in his last four fights, with the second win against former champion Cody Garbrandt. With precision striking and well-calculated tactics, Font secured a decisive unanimous decision win over the former titleholder, cementing his place as one of the division’s most formidable contenders.

Cory Sandhagen vs Rob Font. Cory Sandhagen has been on an electrifying journey in the UFC, impressing with his relentless spirit and immense talent inside the octagon in his most recent five battles. Starting with his latest victory, he secured a split decision win against Marlon Vera at UFC on ESPN, where the intensity was palpable as both fighters left everything on the line. Sandhagen’s unmatched skills were displayed in a back-and-forth war with fans on the edge of their seats until the final bell.

Another memorable moment was Sandhagen’s epic showdown against Song Yadong at UFC Fight Night. His explosive performance led to a dramatic doctor stoppage in the fourth round, leaving Yadong with no answer for Sandhagen’s tenacity and dominance. Spectators were in awe of his display of skill and determination.

Looking ahead, Sandhagen’s dynamic striking and ability to switch stances might give him a slight edge in his upcoming bout. However, his opponent, Font, possesses power and determination that could turn the tide in his favor. Despite the tough competition, betting on Sandhagen seems like a smart choice, with the prediction of a victory by majority decision.

Prediction: Cory Sandhagen by unanimous decision

Location: Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, TN

Date: Saturday, Aug 5, 2023

Main Card: 10:00 PM ET

Prelims: 8:00 PM ET

Watch on: ESPN and ESPN+


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