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UFC Vegas 44: Font V Aldo Results And Review

Quick Results

Jose Aldo def. Rob Font via unanimous decision (50-45 x 2, 49-46)

*Rafael Fiziev def. Brad Riddell via third-round TKO (2:20)

*Jamahal Hill def. Jimmy Crute via first-round KO (0:48)
*Clay Guida def. Leonardo Santos via sub (RNC) (R2, 1:21)
*Chris Curtis def. Brendan Allen via second-round TKO (1:58) Alex Morono def. Mickey Gall via unanimous decision (30-27 x3)
Preliminary Card
Dusko Todorovic def. Maki Pitolo via first-round TKO (4:34)
Manel Kape def. Zhalgas Zhumagulov via first-round TKO (4:02)
Bryan Barberena def. Darian Weeks via unanimous decision (29-28 x3)

**Cheyanne Vlismas def. Mallory Martin via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28 x2)

William Knight def. Alonzo Menifield via unanimous decision (29-28 x3)
Claudio Puelles def. Chris Gruetzemacher via sub (kneebar) (R3, 3:25)
Vince Morales def. Louis Smolka by first-round KO (2:02)
*Performance of the night ** Fight of the night

This weekend saw one of the more underrated cards of the year from both stardom and a performance perspective. With the UFC teasing us with fantastic matchups before their last PPV of the year next weekend in UFC 269, we checked on the APEX center in a fight night full of new and old fan favorites.

Jose Aldo vs Rob Font

As highlighted in the preview piece, this fight was always going to be tricky for Rob Font, given the style difficulties of Jose Aldo.

Despite throwing fewer strikes, Aldo knew the ways to tackle the output of his opponent as he floated around the octagon with flashes of iconic strikes to keep himself at bay. It really was an exhibition of experience, with Font constantly looking second best in the exchanges as well as failing to land four out of five takedowns.

Dropping his opponent via snappy leg kicks, Aldo (#5) was awarded (almost) a perfect display against the number of 4 bantamweights, putting his name back into the title picture.

Font, who was riding a respectable four-fight win streak, will look to take some time off and revisit the momentum he was once riding in order to recover his one perceived contendership.

Brad Riddell vs Rafael Fiziev

Post-fight call out of global superstar Hasbulla Magomedov, the wild Rafael Fiziev faced off against a fellow mad man in Brad Riddell who looked to stop the hype of one another.

As the fight started Fiziev displayed his typical Muay-Thai style, countering with hooks and kicks in what initially looked like a dominant display. Despite his fighting credentials, however, the Kazakhstani-Kyrgyzstani fighter still wasn’t immune to getting caught as Riddell caught his opponent with the odd stray shot. Fortunately for Fiziev, his strong chin stayed true and managed to overcome any stand-up difficulties.

However, it wasn’t until the third round in which Fiziev had the most success. Calculated hooks saw Riddell become increasingly fatigued which was eventually concluded by a spinning wheel kick. While not a picturesque finish, credit goes to referee Herb Dean, this time knowing when enough was enough.

Jamahal Hill vs Jimmy Crute

While not necessarily the most well-known fighters outside of the MMA community, inside, the fans couldn’t love them more. Always intense and ready to brawl, this fight was interesting, to say the least.

Crute, who previously lost to Anthony Smith back in April, owns an intimidating aura and looked to end his bout against his opponent in the first round. Unfortunately for him, Hill had the same idea.

Exchanging simple blows at the start, it was Hill’s perfect timing that collapsed the Australian martial artist with a single right hand. Hill, who lost against the scot Paul Craig earlier in the year, has fully redeemed himself with a seriously impressive finish within 48 seconds.

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