Thursday, January 27, 2022

Garbrandt Says Even UFC 207 Version Of Self Pales In Comparison To The New

Cody Garbrandt plans to show off a newer, better version of himself on Saturday night.

In the main event of UFC Vegas 27, Garbrandt is set to face third-ranked bantamweight contender, Rob Font in an intriguing bout. The former champ in Garbrandt is on a road to redemption after he lost three straight fights by KO to after winning the belt.

Last time out, Garbrandt looked phenomenal as he scored a highlight-reel KO over Raphael Assuncao. He looked fast and powerful, but ahead of his fight on Saturday, he believes he’s better than ever and will have a better performance than he did against Dominick Cruz at UFC 207.

“This ain’t the Cody Garbrandt that he’s seen. This is gonna be a different one. I don’t think anybody’s seen this, not even the Dominick Cruz fight,” Garbrandt said to ESPN. “I’m just excited to go out there and perform. I got respect for the guy and his camp and s*** like that, but I’m taking him out.”

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Against Cruz, Garbrandt entered the fight undefeated and with a ton of confidence. However, he was still a +200 underdog but didn’t fight like one. He stuffed all seven of Cruz’s takedown attempts and knocked him down twice to win a unanimous decision to win the belt. It was arguably one of the best performances in a title fight, but since then, “No Love” has yet to recapture that.

After winning the belt, Garbrandt suffered back-to-back KO’s losses to TJ Dillashaw to lose his title and an immediate rematch for the strap. After that, he suffered a surprising KO loss to Pedro Munhoz.

However, if Garbrandt can have another showing on Saturday against Font like he did against Cruz, he will put himself back into title contention.

Do you think Cody Garbrandt will beat Rob Font on Saturday?

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