Exclusive: Rob Font talks Raphael Assuncao matchup at UFC 226 on July 7


Rob Font is fresh off of a huge TKO win over Thomas Almeida, and has been granted the biggest fight of his career against Raphael Assuncao

Font (15-3) will take on Assuncao (26-5) at UFC 226 on July 7 at the T-Mobile Arena as part of UFC's International Fight Week. Assuncao has also signed a new four-fight contract with the UFC. 

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Fightful.com's James Lynch spoke to Font for an exclusive interview to discuss the news. 

"I'm stoked for a big fight that will be a big win. He's a tough matchup all around, but Tyson (Chartier, his coach) will find holes in this guy's game, and when he finds it, I just have to go out there and do what I've been coached to do. I guarantee Tyson will find some holes in his game," said Font.

Font told Lynch that he sees Assuncao as more of a strategy fighter as opposed to a finisher. Font said he'll be looking for Assuncao's crafty ability as a veteran. He was also pleasantly surprised that he wound up on the UFC 226 pay-per-view card that will be headlined by Daniel Cormier and Stipe Miocic.

"We'll bring in certain guys, but the day-to-day stays the same. When it gets a little closer to the fight we'll really work on the strategy. I (was hoping) it'd be the pay-per-view. I made my debut at International Fight Week when Rousey fought Alexis Davis. July in Vegas, how can you not have fun?," Font said.

In the full interview, which you can see above, Rob Font (15-3) discusses his upcoming fight against Raphael Assuncao (26-5) at UFC 226 on July 7


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