Saturday night the Ginásio do Ibirapuera in Las São Paulo, Brazil played host to UFC Fight Night 119: Brunson vs. Machida. The third fight of the televised main card featured a three round contest between Bantamweights Pedro Munhoz and Rob Font — and Munhoz once again clinched victory with his patented guillotine
American Top Team product and The Ultimate Fighter alum Pedro Munhoz stepped into the octogon for the seventh time Saturday. He entered the night riding a three fight win streak, with his most recent victory coming at UFC Fight Night: Gustafsson vs. Teixeira — where he won a unanimous decision victory over Damian Stasiak. The Brazilian veteran came into the cage Saturday looking to extend his fortunes with a win over Rob Font.
Opponent Rob Font entered Saturday after racking up wins in his last two fights. The first of those came over Matt Schnell by KO at The Ultimate Fighter: Tournament of Champions Finale, while his most recent win went down against Douglas Silva de Andrade by Guillotine choke at UFC 213 in Las Vegas. That earned Font Performance of the Night honors. Font entered UFC Sao Paulo brimming with confidence and looking to stop the Brazilian Munhoz.
These two came to fight, with Font displaying his boxing skills initially while Munhoz stuck with him and picked his shots. Font got the better of this one early in the first and Munhoz’s face was showing damage. Munhoz worked his kicks and worked inside of Font’s range to land shots. And landed shots is exactly what Munhoz did, landing strong lefts as Font countered with a skilled jab and body shots.
The tide quickly changed when Munhoz badly hurt Font with a punch that put him into desperation mode. Rocked, the blow resulted in Font shooting for a desperation takedown. Munhoz then took his neck for the quick guillotine and the win.
The submission marked Munhoz’s ninth submission and sixth by guillotine.
Pedro Munhoz def. Rob Font by submission (guillotine choke), Round 1, 4:03