Cory Sandhagen has a great fight vs Rob Font at UFC Nashville on August 5.

Sandhagen vs Font Odds & Picks: A Sharp Main Event At UFC Nashville

Bantamweight title contender Cory Sandhagen returns to the cage vs Rob Font as the duo headline UFC Nashville this Saturday.

The Colorado native was supposed to challenge Umar Nurmagomedov in the main event, but Font stepped in after Umar got hurt. This bout will now happen at a 140-pound catchweight.

Sandhagen and Font will slug it out for five rounds atop a main card that also includes Tatiana Suarez and Jessica Andrade.

Sandhagen is a -300 favorite over Font (+240).

Cory Sandhagen vs Rob Font Odds

Sandhagen vs Font Odds
Cory Sandhagen-300
Rob Font+240

Odds as of July 31

Per our odds calculator, a $100 bet on Sandhagen's -300 odds (75% implied chance) pays out $133.33. The same $100 on Font at +240 (29.41% implied chance) pays out $340.

How To Watch UFC Fight Night: Sandhagen vs Font

Slap on them boots and clip in that belt buckle as the UFC heads to Nashville. 

  • Date/Time: August 5, 6 p.m. ET
  • Location: Nashville, Tennessee
  • Arena: Bridgestone Arena
  • Where to Watch: ESPN, Cable Provider

UFC Fight Night: Sandhagen vs Font Full Card & Betting Odds

Here's Saturday's lineup in Guitar Town.

UFC Fight Night: Sandhagen vs Font Fight Card Odds
  • Main Card
  • Catchweight Main Event – Cory Sandhagen (-300) vs Rob Font (+240)
  • Women's Flyweight – Jessica Andrade (+300) vs Tatiana Suarez (-400)
  • Light Heavyweight – Dustin Jacoby (+130) vs Kennedy Nzechukwu (-160)
  • Featherweight – Diego Lopes (-138) vs Gavin Tucker (+110)
  • Light Heavyweight – Tanner Boser (-175) vs Aleksa Camur (+150)
  • Lightweight – Ignacio Bahamondes (-210) vs Ludovit Klein (+175)
  • Prelims
  • Featherweight – Billy Quarantillo (-175) vs Damon Jackson (+150)
  • Bantamweight – Raoni Barcelos (+150) vs Kyler Phillips (-175)
  • Welterweight – Jeremiah Wells (-160) vs Carlston Harris (+130)
  • Flyweight – Jake Hadley (-175) vs Cody Durden (+150)
  • Flyweight – Ode Osbourne (+140) vs Asu Almabaev (-170)

Odds as of July 31

Cory Sandhagen vs Rob Font Tale Of The Tape

FighterCory SandhagenRob Font
Record16-4 (9-3 UFC)20-6 (10-5 UFC)
Avg. Fight Time12:3711:52
Sig. Strikes Per Minute5.986.46
Sig. Strikes Absorbed Per Minute3.904.03
Takedowns Per 15 Minutes0.891.01
Takedown Accuracy21%36%
Takedown Defense57%56%

Sandhagen vs Font Betting Preview: Who Has The Better Chance?

I'm high on Sandhagen, as is the rest of the betting public. Let's see what that means for our value.

How Sandhagen Wins

Cory is dynamic, durable and hitting the peak of his career — all reasons why a matchup with Umar Nurmagomedov made sense. That bout fizzled, and Sandhagen is left with Font, who has lost two of his last three fights.

Sandhagen has an excellent gas tank and he'll have no problem carrying this fight to the later rounds, but his best bet is to attack Font early. Font just came off a blistering KO of Adrian Yanez, but he's not on Cory's level.

The Sandman wins this fight with constant movement and pockets of explosiveness. He's really good at buzzing in for offense and then stepping back out to evade damage. The sooner he starts with his offense, the better, as Font won't have much of a chance if he's bleeding and tired early. 

How Font Wins

Font's composure under pressure is impressive. At UFC 287, Yanez came out heavy and battered the 36-year-old's face. But Font steadied, using the clinch to fire off knees and rocking Yanez with jabs and uppercuts. 

There's a chance Font KOs Sandhagen — go that direction, if you're betting him. I foresee a situation where Cory blitzes and Font comes back hard. His boxing under duress is for real, and he'll use it Saturday.

Sandhagen vs Font Betting Pick

This bout should be violent. Sandhagen will lead the dance, but Font won't shy away either. All to say, this fight ends inside the distance.

I'll take the UNDER 4.5 rounds and add a bet on Sandhagen ITD to square up the value.

Pick: Sandhagen Inside the distance (+135); UNDER 4.5 Rounds (-125)