UFC Vegas 44: Font V Aldo Preview

In what feels like an eternity, the UFC is back after its one-week hiatus and is ready to put on a show, featuring some of the most exciting talents the organization has to offer.

With the main card kicking off at 3:00 am GMT / 10 pm ET, UFC Vegas 44 is a late session for our European fans but a card that may just be worth staying up for.

Rob Font vs Jose Aldo

Headlining the event is an ex-featherweight champion and striking icon Jose Aldo stepping up against the ever-so-exciting, Rob Font in a bout worthy of bantamweight champion contention.

Aldo, who is reliving a new career down at 135, looking increasingly impressive after every fight with noticeably his counter striking against fellow Brazilian, Pedro Munhoz. Now, the 35-year-old is looking to make another title serge and fix the mistakes he last made when he fought for gold.

His opponent is the 4th ranked, Massachusetts martial artist who has impressed fans by collecting a four-fight win streak over the names such as Sergio Pettis, Ricky Simon, Marlon Moraes and most recently Cody Garbrandt. Font, who has only experienced five rounds once in the UFC, hopes his hunger and form overpowers the always ready Jose Aldo.

Despite having 14 fights more than his opponent and numerous records more, Jose Aldo is only one year older than his counterpart at 35.

What makes this matchup so intriguing beyond a title shot eliminator is the particular styles of both bantamweights. Mostly boxers, both competitors will be looking to get the better of one another in the striking department.

Despite Font walking in as a favourite, don’t be surprised if the legendary Brazilian creates all sorts of problems for Font, especially from a countering perspective.

Brad Riddell vs Rafael Fiziev

Sitting comfortably in the co-main spot is the Muay-Thai madman Rafael Fiziev vs dominant lightweight Brad Riddell.

From matrix moves against Marc Diakiese to beautiful brawling against Bobby Green, Rafael Fiziev has rightly deserved his shot at a co-main event. Armed with a fan-friendly style, the slick striker will have his toughest test to date, coming against ex-training partner and friend, Brad Riddell.

Explaining that his opponent can’t rely on the past, Riddell is ready to set the record straight and derail the Azerbaijani hype train with his continuously evolving style. Defeating the most ‘underrated fighter in the UFC’ according to Joe Rogan, Riddell dominated Drew Dober this summer, making him an interesting fighter to keep an eye on.

If that wasn’t enough, the card also features the likes of Clay Guida, Jimmy Crute, Chris Curtis, Manel Kape, Cheyanne Buys and William Knight to fulfil all of your MMA needs.
Especially after the last UFC weekend which included only one finish, this upcoming fight night has zero chance of following the lacklustre standard that was set on that night.


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