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UFC Nashville Recap: Cory Sandhagen Secures Dominant Victory over Rob Font

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Cory Sandhagen's UFC Nashville Victory

Cory Sandhagen firmly controlled the fight against Rob Font, an unexpected substitution at UFC Nashville, yet failed to impress the spectators at Bridgestone Arena.

As the match plunged into its most grueling stages, Sandhagen’s wrestling-focused tactics were met with a chorus of boos from the audience, culminating in unanimous 50-45 scorecards in his favor. This was reportedly enough for UFC President Dana White to exit the venue during the fourth round.

Explaining his heavy reliance on wrestling, Sandhagen told the audience he had sustained a tricep injury in the initial round. Yet this admission did little to sway the critics of his traditional, laborious fighting style, which, though successful, lacked flair.

Sandhagen’s next aim is to take on the winner of the upcoming bantamweight championship fight between Aljamain Sterling and Sean O’Malley at UFC 292 in Boston next week. However, considering the audience’s reaction to his recent fight, this aspiration might remain unfulfilled. Sterling, who was present at the Nashville event, critiqued Font’s wrestling skills, highlighting the skill gaps in the sport.

In the early stages, Font managed to hold his ground reasonably well with his striking, but Sandhagen expertly lured him into relinquishing takedowns, leading to prolonged periods of ground control. According to the promotion’s stats, Sandhagen recorded over 19 minutes of ground control by the fight’s conclusion.

This marks Sandhagen’s third consecutive victory after his recent loss to former champion Petr Yan. The defeat poses a significant setback for Font, especially following his knockout victory over Adrian Yanez.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Cory Sandhagen’s UFC Nashville Victory

Who won the UFC Nashville fight between Cory Sandhagen and Rob Font?

Cory Sandhagen won the UFC Nashville fight against Rob Font.

Why was the audience booing during the Sandhagen-Font fight?

The audience booed during the fight due to Sandhagen’s wrestling-forward style, which while effective, lacked dynamism and excitement.

What was the result of the fight according to the scorecards?

The fight resulted in unanimous 50-45 scorecards in favor of Cory Sandhagen.

Why did Sandhagen primarily rely on wrestling in his fight against Font?

Sandhagen relied on a wrestling-heavy approach due to a tricep injury he suffered in the first round of the fight.

Who does Cory Sandhagen want to fight next?

Sandhagen has expressed his wish to fight the winner of the upcoming bantamweight title fight between Aljamain Sterling and Sean O’Malley.

Who was the last person Cory Sandhagen lost to before this winning streak?

Sandhagen’s most recent loss was against former champion Petr Yan.

What was Rob Font’s record prior to this fight?

Prior to this fight, Rob Font had achieved a significant knockout victory over Adrian Yanez.

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6 comments

MMA_guru August 6, 2023 - 1:41 pm

Font needs to work on his takedown defense, he had no answers for sandhagen’s wrestling. There’s levels to this as sterling said.

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SlamDunk77 August 6, 2023 - 11:14 pm

Can’t blame a guy for using wrestling, its part of the game after all. He had a tricep injury guys, cut him some slack.

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KOAddict August 6, 2023 - 11:21 pm

i mean he won, right? Whatev’s effective i say. You dont have to like it, but ya gotta respect it.

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FightFan101 August 7, 2023 - 1:10 am

man, that was a snoozefest. Sandhagen sure knows how to kill the vibe. Any1 else miss the old days of ufc with real brawls?

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GroundNPound August 7, 2023 - 1:59 am

Disappointing crowd reaction, they don’t appreciate the art of wrestling… it’s not just about knockouts!

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UFC4Life August 7, 2023 - 11:09 am

Sandhagen v Sterling or O’Malley? Don’t think so. Not after this performance. He’s gotta up his game.

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