Font Garbrandt

Rob Font took it to Cody Garbrandt for five rounds Saturday night in Las Vegas to earn a unanimous decision over the former bantamweight champion at the main event of UFC Fight Night 188. Garbrandt managed to answer Font's heavy punching attack with a pair of takedowns in the first round and another at the beginning of the next stanza. But once Font got back to his feet midway through the second round, Garbrandt seemed to run out of tricks and slow down absorbing a steady stream of punches for much of the fight. Though Garbrandt finally came alive in the fifth round to land a few good shots of his own, it was too little too late as Font cruised to the decision win.

The co-main event saw Carla Esparza take down then ground and pound Xiaonan Yan in their women's strawweight match-up from start to finish dominating the first round that way, then picking up where she left off in the second to finish Yan. It was the former strawweight champ's fifth straight win and may put her in position for a title shot against Rose Namajunas, whom she defeated back in 2014.


Rob Font after beating Cody Garbrandt: I let my performances speak for themselves

Rob Font speaks about where he fits at the top of the bantamweight division after his impressive victory against Cody Garbrandt at #UFCVegas27.


Black Belt Magazine has a storied history that dates back all the way to 1961, making 2021 the 60th Anniversary of the world's leading magazine of martial arts. To celebrate six decades of legendary martial arts coverage, take a trip down memory lane by scrolling through some of the most influential covers ever published. From the creators of martial art styles, to karate tournament heroes, to superstars on the silver screen, and everything in between, the iconic covers of Black Belt Magazine act as a time capsule for so many important moments and figures in martial arts history. Keep reading to view the full list of these classic issues.

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To no one's surprise, Japan added to their medal total at the World Judo Championships capturing gold in the mixed team event on the final day of competition from Budapest, Hungary. After dominating the individual portion of the tournament grabbing more gold and more total medals than any other nation, Japan crushed France in the finals to claim the title in the six-person team event.

Japan swept the first four matches of the finals and didn't even need heavyweight world champion Kokoro Kageura to bother taking the mat for the fifth match. Overall, Japan came away from the world championships with six golds - no other country got more than one - and twelve total medals. The Netherlands was a distant second in the overall medal count with five, all bronze.


On Friday, June 11, ONE Championship returned with ONE: Full Blast II, a previously recorded event.

The four-bout card featured two ONE Super Series matchups along with two mixed martial arts contests. In all four battles, athletes put on performances that grabbed the attention of their respective divisions.

Did you miss anything from ONE: Full Blast II? Here is a breakdown of how the action went down and who came out on top in Singapore.

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