UFC 213 went down Saturday night in Las Vegas, and thanks to the last minute cancellation of the originally scheduled main event, Rob Font and Douglas Silva de Andrade found themselves opening up the main card. The bantamweight pairing was supposed to have gone down during the preliminary portion of the broadcast.
Early on Andrade threw some heat, but Font shot in with impressive speed and secured a takedown alongside the fence. Andrade powered back up, as Font tried to sink in a guillotine. They broke, and circled back in the center of the octagon. Font then landed a big knee to the head, which was unfortunately followed up by an eye poke off an attempted push. When action resumed Font looked to be full of energy, throwing leg kicks and rushing in with combos.
By the end of the round, Font had found a home for multiple strikes and was consistently pressing the action. Just as the bell sounded, Font tried for a guillotine, but ran out of time.
In the second, action stayed on the feet early, with Font getting the better of the exchanges. Andrade attempted to stay active with kicks, but had a hard time timing his shots and finding his range. Font, meanwhile, smartly followed up his punches with knees. A hard right dropped Andrade with under two minutes left, and Font tried to follow up but wound up taking Andrade down instead, possibly giving his opponet time to recover. Font then worked a guillotine as they got back up, which led Andrade to slam him in a futile escape attempt. When he couldn’t break free, he was forced to tap!
Rob Font def. Douglas Silva de Andrade by submission (guillotine choke), Round 2, 4:36