The current Classic Entertainment & Sports (CES) featherweight champion, Rob Font (7-1) has grown accustomed to being the underdog in most of his fights.
Tonight, Font will look to defend his CES featherweight belt for the first time in his career as he takes on Canadian, Matt DiMarcantonio (4-3) at Twin River Casino in Lincoln, R.I.
The Tampa Native moved and found a home in Boston, M.A. Four years ago he found Sityodtong Boston. Within two years, head coach Mark Dellegrotte had Font sparring with MMA notables such as Tateki Matsuda and Rick Hawn. After getting a taste of sparring, Font began competing in the New England amateur circuit. Font has been training and fighting ever since, always improving, always looking to accomplish big things with Sityodtong. “At Sityodtong, they don’t rush guys,” Font said. “They make sure you’re ready before you jump in there. It took some time, but I was ready once I got in there.”
Ever since fighting for Sityodtong, Font has been known as an underdog, but has had no issues fulfilling that role as a professional mixed martial artist. He just keeps winning and eventually everyone he fights will be the underdog.
In his last bout, Font won the vacant CES championship strap by knocking out Chris Foster in the very first round.
Font has won six straight fights since suffering his first professional lost. Font has defeated regional fighters like Saul Almeida, Lucas Cruz and Chris Foster. “Six wins in a row against tough competition, I’m happy about that, but I’m definitely not satisfied. I always want more,” Font said. “For me to prove I’m one of the best, I have to go up against the best.”