The co-main event at UFC Fight Night 154 at the Bon Secours Wellness Arena in Greenville, South Carolina on Saturday evening is a really interesting re-match between perpetual Bantamweight title contender John Lineker and the very much improved Rob Font who will be out for revenge after losing the first fight.
Every UFC fan knows how dangerous a knock-out artist John Lineker is, he can put your lights out in an instant with even just a glancing blow, so it is totally understandable that he is the betting favourite with the online bookies.
Against Sergio Pettis back in December, Pettis was obviously the big favourite, but Rob Font was hugely impressive on the night. Keeping Pettis out of range, Font absolutely bossed this fight with a clinical display of striking and movement. Despite Pettis having the age and reach advantage, Font was able to completely control things and what was most impressive was his hunger and focus; something he has lacked in the past. Font also has a clear incentive against Lineker.
John Lineker Vs Rob Font Odds and Betting Pick
Once again on the UFC betting lines, John Lineker is the favourite at -225 with Betway Sports. Lineker is considered the favourite because of his back class and reputation, but there are a couple of negatives to note. The pint-sized Brazilian has lost two of his last four fights and is also taking this rematch on short notice, so it remains to be seen how ready he will be for his improving and confident opponent.
Rob Font is trading as the +180 underdog with 888sport on the UFC Fight Night 154 betting lines, but given his recent form he has to be a major consideration for any UFC betting predictions for this exciting match up in Greenville.
Therefore all things considered our UFC betting pick in this one will be for Rob Font to win. He lost to Raphael Assuncao last July, but with victories over Thomas Almeida and Sergio Pettis at either side of that, it is clear the 31 year old American is gaining confidence and a real foothold in the division.
Whenever a fighter loses, they always seek to get that win back and not every UFC fighter gets the chance, so our man Rob Font will be fully pumped up and prepared to get the job done.