Adrian Yanez is favored over Rob Font at UFC 287

Yanez vs Font Odds & Pick: An Evenly Matched Strikefest

Adrian Yanez (16-3, 5-0 UFC) will look to make a big jump in the deeply competitive bantamweight division when he challenges Rob Font (19-6, 9-5 UFC) at UFC 287 on April 8. 

The main event features a middleweight title rematch between Alex Pereira and Israel Adesanya. The Yanez-Font bout will happen on the main card, where Yanez is a -175 favorite.

UFC 287: Adrian Yanez vs Rob Font Betting Odds

Yanez vs Font Odds
Adrian Yanez-175
Rob Font+150

Odds as of March 31

Our odds calculator estimates Yanez’s -175 odds give him an implied win probability of 63.64 percent, while a $10 bet on Yanez pays out $15.71. Font’s +150 odds equate to a 40 percent chance of victory with a $10 bet paying out $25. 

UFC 287: Yanez vs Font Preview

This line has stayed relatively steady in the weeks leading up to the fight. Yanez opened as a -162 favorite and figures to remain in that range until April 8. 

What Yanez Does Well

Yanez, who got his start on Dana White’s Contender Series, is a blistering striker on a five-fight UFC win streak (4 KO/TKO, 1 DEC). Much like a younger Jorge Masvidal, Yanez is quick, aggressive and strong-chinned. He’s capable of eating a big shot because he knows a counter opportunity will be there. Against Font, Yanez’s willingness to bang will make this one of the more entertaining bouts on the UFC 287 card.

For the 29-year-old to win, he just needs to keep rolling. Font is a talented kickboxer who can deal damage, but Yanez should be faster, and his knack for punching around/through people’s guards will loom large.

What Font Does Well

Font, like Yanez, is a quality striker who can explode for big moments. I just think Yanez is quicker and fresher on the feet. For Font to win, he needs to drag this bout out and pick his shots wisely. The 35-year-old is coming off three straight 25-minute bouts, including his latest vs Chito Vera at UFC Vegas 53, where the Equadorian pulverized him until the final bell.

Font has more experience. He’s fought some killers and came out on top. I’m just not sure his body will hold up against a human-highlight reel like Yanez.

Yanez vs Font Pick

Chito Vera hits like a truck, and last fight it looked like Font’s chin was ready to shatter but he held on. No one has ever knocked Font out, but I think Yanez has the tools to execute a fantastic stoppage. A bet on this fight to finish inside the distance might be pretty chalky — we’ll see when prop odds come out — but my best bet is on Yanez to win.

Pick: Yanez to win (-175); Fight Does Not Go The Distance (TBD); Value Pick on Yanez by KO/TKO/SUB (TBD)

While you’re here, check out our other UFC 287 main card previews: 

UFC 287: Full Card & Betting Odds

UFC 287: Pereira vs Adesanya Odds & Fight Card
  • Main Card
  • Middleweight Title Fight – Alex Pereira (+110) vs Israel Adesanya (-138)
  • Welterweight – Gilbert Burns (-450) vs Jorge Masvidal (+350)
  • Bantamweight – Adrian Yanez (-175) vs Rob Font (+150)
  • Welterweight – Kevin Holland (-275) vs Santiago Ponzinibbio (+225)
  • Bantamweight – Raul Rosas Jr. (-250) vs Christian Rodriguez (+200)
  • Prelims
  • Middleweight – Chris Curtis (+100) vs Kelvin Gastelum (-125)
  • Women’s Strawweight – Michelle Waterson-Gomez (+150) vs Luana Pinheiro (-175)
  • Heavyweight – Chris Barnett (+180) vs Chase Sherman (-220)
  • Middleweight – Gerald Meerschaert (+150) vs Joe Pyfer (-175)
  • Women’s Strawweight – Cynthia Calvillo (+240) vs Loopy Godinez (-300)
  • Lightweight – Ignacio Bahamondes (TBD) vs Nikolas Motta (TBD)
  • Featherweight – Shayilan Nuerdanbieke (-225) vs Steve Garcia Jr. (+187)
  • Women’s Strawweight – Jaqueline Amorim (-250) vs Sam Hughes (+200)

Odds as of March 31

How To Watch UFC 287: Pereira vs Adesanya 2
  • Date/Time: April 8, 6 p.m. ET
  • Location: Miami, Florida
  • Arena: Miami-Dade Arena
  • Where to Watch: ESPN+, PPV
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