Rob Font was winning the exchanges on the feet against Douglas Silva de Andrade for most of their main card opening fight tonight at UFC 213 and that would eventually lead to him dropping the Brazilian late in the second round and then sinking in a fight-ending submission.
D’Silva with an early leg kick. Front kick upstairs attempted by Font. He tries that same technique again. Kick upstairs and then one lower on the others side from Font.
Suddenly Font slickly moves into a takedown and gets D’Silva on his back against the cage. Font settling into half-guard now and would like to pass, but D’Silva brings him back into his full guard.
D’Silva scrambles back up and Font catches him in a standing guillotine, but the Brazilian breaks free and they are back to striking range.
D’Silva with a kick and Font lands a punch to the body. Left hand lands for D’Silva. Low leg kick for him too. Very nice series of punches followed by a knee to the head from Font. Unfortunately as he’s pushing off at the end of that combo he pokes his opponent in the eye, which forces a brief stoppage.
D’Silva is ok to continue and lands a punch. Font back to his kicking game. Nice body kick for D’Silva. Font fakes a takedown and comes upstairs with punches instead.
Left hand from Font tags D’Silva. Another connects. Now he’s working in a knee to the midsection. left hook lands for D’Silva and Font counters with another knee.
Overhand right for Font. Final 10 seconds and Font steps into a big knee. Now he’s dropping down for a guillotine choke as the round ends.
Font pumping out the jab to start the second. He lands again then follows up with a knee to the body. Leg kick for him now. Body kick too.
D’Silva looking for a punch, but Font is coming back with a greater volume offensively at this stage and landing more often.
left hand for D’Silva, but one from Font connects more cleanly and snaps his opponent’s head back.
Uppercut from Font just wings past D’Silva’s head. Nice right hand for D’Silva. He needs more of that. Instead it’s Font who lands a right of his own.
Font continuing to work in the occasional knee strike in with his punches. Jab for Font. D’Silva misses an uppercut and Font punishes him with a series of hard knees to the body.
Big right hook to the temple from Font rocks D’Silva and he continues to batter him, working the knees again and then lands a takedown. Font in side control, but D’Silva scrambles to a crouched position.
Font sinks in a guillotine choke and D’Silva slams him to the mat in an attempt to break free. That doesn’t work though and Font only cranks the choke in tighter and forces the tap out at 4.36mins of the second round!