Rob Font (left) is favored in the Font vs Vera (right) odds.

Font vs Vera Odds & Predictions: Font Favored in Clash of Ranked Bantamweights

A clash between bantamweights looking to strengthen their position in the UFC rankings highlights the main card when Rob Font takes on Marlon Vera in UFC Fight Night action this weekend.

UFC Fight Night: Font vs Vera takes place on April 30, with prelims set to get underway at 4:30 p.m. ET. Fresh off his first defeat in over three years, Font opens the week perched as a slim favorite in the Font vs Vera odds.

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Rob Font vs Marlon Vera Notes

Font saw a steady four-fight win streak snapped with a five-round unanimous-decision loss to former UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo last December at UFC Vegas 44.

Vera makes his return to the Octagon following a six-month absence gunning for a third straight victory. Last time out at UFC 268, “Chito” ended Frankie Edgar’s night in spectacular fashion while recording his first KO win since 2013.

Font vs Vera Odds

Online sportsbook Sportsbook has published a full slate of Font vs Vera odds. The main event sports the tightest odds of the evening, with Font listed as a narrow -125 favorite, while Vera lags as a -105 bet. That means you must wager $125 on Font to turn a profit of $100, while a successful $105 bet on Vera will generate even money winnings of $100.

Font’s short odds translate to an implied win probability of 55.56 percent, according to our odds calculator, while the line on Vera translates to an implied win probability of 51.22 percent.

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Tight odds have emerged as a theme entering the week. However, UFC sports betting fans searching for the biggest underdog on the UFC Fight Night: Font vs Vera odds will find it early in the evening, when Alexandr Romanov (-2000) battles fellow heavyweight Chase Sherman, who is sporting long +850 odds.

Font vs Vera Betting Odds & Fight Card

Font vs Vera Betting Lines And Card
  • Main Card
  • Bantamweight – Rob Font (-125) vs Marlon Vera (-105)
  • Heavyweight – Andrei Arlovski (-140) vs Jake Collier (+110)
  • Featherweight – Andre Fili (-230) vs Joanderson Brito (+180)
  • Lightweight – Jared Gordon (+155) vs Grant Dawson (-190)
  • Featherweight – Darren Elkins (-180) vs Tristan Connelly (+150)
  • Middleweight – Krzysztof Jotko (-175) vs Gerald Meerschaert (+145)
  • Prelims
  • Heavyweight – Alexandr Romanov (-2000) vs Chase Sherman (+850)
  • Flyweight – Daniel Lacerda (-130) vs Francisco Figueiredo (+100)
  • Welterweight – Gabe Green (-135) vs Yohan Lainesse (+125)
  • Lightweight – Natan Levy (-190) vs Mike Breeden (+155)
  • Women’s Flyweight – Gina Mazany (-190) vs Shanna Young (+155)
  • Flyweight – Tatsuro Taira (-235) vs Carlos Candelario (+185)

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UFC Fight Night: Font vs Vera Broadcast Information
  • Date/Time: April 30, 6 p.m. ET
  • Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Arena: UFC Apex
  • Where to Watch: ESPN/ESPN+

UFC Fight Night: Font vs Vera Best Bets

We went a perfect 4-0 with our best bets last weekend at UFC Fight Night: Lemos vs Andrade. Now is the time to build on that momentum with our best bets for UFC Fight Night: Font vs Vera, including picks for the main event.

Main Event Odds & Pick

Rob Font vs Marlon Vera Betting Odds
Rob Font -125
Marlon Vera-105

Rob Font (-125) is coming off his first defeat in four outings with his unanimous-decision loss to Jose Aldo back in December. The defeat denied Font his opportunity to close the gap on the top of the UFC bantamweight rankings, where he currently sits at No. 5. Font gets another chance to strengthen his case for a title shot fighting Vera (-105), who has climbed to No. 8 in the UFC rankings during his two-fight win streak.

Font: Need To Knows
  • Font developed a well-deserved reputation as a fearsome striker early in his career, with six of his first 13 professional MMA victories coming by KO or TKO. However, he has steadily demonstrated his ability to go the distance since joining the UFC, with five of his past six fights getting settled by the judges.
  • Font also enjoys plenty of recent experience in championship rounds, with each of his past two contests going a full five rounds.
  • Currently trailing only TJ Dillashaw among active bantamweights with five KO/TKO wins, the 34-year-old American also sits among the UFC bantamweight division leaders in significant strikes landed per minute at 5.64.
  • Font’s ability on the mat should not be underestimated. The holder of a Brazilian jiu-jitsu brown belt, Font has seen four of his 19 career wins come by submission, but he has not forced an opponent to tap out in nine outings over the past five years.
  • Font’s last three fights were Jose Aldo (loss – unanimous decision), Cody Garbrandt (win – unanimous decision) and Marlon Moraes (win – TKO punches).
Vera: Need To Knows
  • Vera wowed UFC fans with a spectacular front kick KO victory over Frankie Edgar last time out. Overall, Chito has finished opponents in seven of his past eight victories and has earned four performance bonuses over that stretch.
  • Chito currently leads all active UFC bantamweights with nine finishes and ranks fifth in the division with 10 wins. Vera has also lost six times since joining the UFC in 2014, with each of those defeats coming by decision.
  • Like Font, Vera is an accomplished striker, landing an average of 5.64 significant strikes per minute. He is also a feared submission specialist, leading all bantamweights with 15 submission attempts, while ranking third in the division with a submission average per 15 minutes of 1.43.
  • Vera has gone 4-4 in his past eight UFC Fight Night appearances. Five of those clashes, including each of the past three, have gone the distance.
  • Vera’s last three fights were Frankie Edgar (win – KO kick), Davey Grant (win – unanimous decision) and Jose Aldo (loss – unanimous decision).

Prediction: Marlon Vera (-105); UNDER 4.5 rounds (+140)

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Andrei Arlovski vs Jake Collier Odds & Pick

Andrei Arlovski vs Jake Collier Betting Odds
Andrei Arlovski-140
Jake Collier+110

Ageless wonder Andrei Arlovski (-140) aims to make it four in a row when he clashes with fellow heavyweight Jake Collier (+110), who looks to Saturday night’s co-main event vying for consecutive wins for the first time since 2014.

Arlovski: Need To Knows
  • Arlovski has received the nod from the judges in each of his three recent wins. “The Pitbull” has also seen each of his past nine career wins come by decision.
  • Despite recently turning 43, Arlovski has remained busy. Saturday’s fight marks his fifth Octagon appearance since February 2020 and the sixth time he has fought on less than 90 days’ rest since 2018.
  • The former UFC heavyweight champion holds records for most wins as a UFC heavyweight (22), highest takedown defense rate among heavyweights (88.4%), and trails only Derrick Lewis with 11 finishes.
  • The Pitbull’s last three fights were Jared Vanderaa (win – split decision), Carlos Felipe (win - unanimous decision) and Chase Sherman (win – unanimous decision).
Collier: Need To Knows
  • It has been feast or famine for Collier, who has alternated wins and losses while going 5-5-0 over his past 10 trips to the Octagon, capped by a first-round submission victory over Chase Sherman three months ago at UFC Vegas 46.
  • An accomplished striker, “The Prototype” has landed an average of 5.59 significant strikes per minute. And his 78-inch reach gives him a slight advantage over Arlovski. Like Arlovski, he is much more effective defending against takedowns than executing them.
  • Despite his recent checkered record, Collier has risen to the occasion when fighting in Las Vegas, going undefeated in three appearances in Sin City while twice claiming a Performance of the Night bonus.
  • Collier’s last three fights were Chase Sherman (win – submission), Carlos Felipe (loss – split decision) and Gian Villante (win – unanimous decision).

Prediction: Andrei Arlovski (-140); OVER 2.5 rounds (-220)

Andre Fili vs Joanderson Brito Odds & Pick

Andre Fili vs Joanderson Brito Betting Odds
Andre Fili-230
Joanderson Brito+180

Andre Fili (-230) vies for his first victory in almost two years when he clashes with fellow featherweight Joanderson Brito (+180), who is coming off a unanimous-decision loss to Bill Algeo in his UFC Fight Night debut three months ago.

Fili: Need To Knows
  • Fili has been idle since seeing a clash with Daniel Pineda at UFC Fight Night: Gane vs Volkov end in a no contest due to an accidental eye poke in June of last year. Overall, he has recorded just one win in his last four outings, but he remains among the current leaders in the UFC featherweight division with nine wins.
  • “Touchy” brings a well-rounded game to the Octagon. The 31-year-old American averages 2.50 takedowns per 15 minutes and ranks second in the division with 32 takedowns. He also lands a respectable 3.80 significant strikes per minute despite sporting an accuracy rate of just 36 percent.
  • However, Fili enjoys a slight two-inch reach advantage over Brito, along with a three-inch advantage in height that could be crucial if he stays on his feet.
  • Fili’s last three fights were Daniel Pineda (no contest – eye poke), Bryce Mitchell (loss – unanimous decision) and Charles Jourdain (win – split decision).
Brito: Need To Knows
  • A relative newcomer to the UFC, Brito topped Diego Lopes with a unanimous-decision win in his debut last summer in Dana White’s Contender Series - Contender Series 2021: Week 1. However, he followed up with his loss to Bill Algeo in his Fight Night debut.
  • That defeat put the brakes on an impressive 11-fight undefeated streak that featured nine finishes, including six victories inside two minutes.
  • Brito has demonstrated an ability to defeat opponents both on his feet and on the mat. The 27-year-old’s pro MMA resume includes five submission victories and five KO wins on punches. And in addition to landing an average of 3.33 significant strikes per minute, he has averaged 2.98 takedowns with a takedown success rate of 62 percent.
  • Brito’s last three fights were Bill Algeo (loss – unanimous decision), Diego Lopes (win – unanimous decision) and Jose Mariscal (win – KO punches).

Prediction: Joanderson Brito (+180); UNDER 2.5 rounds (+130)

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