Rob Font and Douglas Silva de Andrade weren’t supposed to be on the UFC 213 main card, but with Amanda Nunes out sick, all the fights got moved up a slot, so it’s prime time for these dudes.

Font has done well in four Octagon visits, going to distance but ultimately losing a decision to John Lineker, and punching out his other three opponents. Douglas Silva de Andrade is 2-1 in three UFC fights, and was an explosive knockout artist in minor leagues of Brazil – a trait that hasn’t yet materialized in the Octagon.

The fight begins with both men firing off kicks and combos, and when Font sees an opening, he changes levels and shoots, bringing the action to the canvas. Silva de Andrade has to utilize some guard-play to get up, but eventually he does, and the duo trade some leather, with the Brazilian tagging the American with his left a couple times. Font goes for a guillotine attempt, but Silva de Andrade escapes, and that’s the round.

Silva de Andrade is fading a bit in the second, whereas Font is only getting sharper, and that translates into the Brazilian landing maybe one or two big lefts while the American starts to really tear him apart with combos. He tries his best to withstand it all, but time is ticking on Silva de Andrade, and soon Font is taking him down. When the Brazilian tries to work back up Font latches onto his neck… and that’s all she wrote.


Results: Rob Font def. Douglas Silva de Andrade via Submission (Guillotine) at 4:36, R2