Fantastic bantamweight action main events Fight Night in the UFC this weekend, as Rob Font and Jose Aldo clash in the main event on the night. It promises to be a fascinating evening of fight action, with other bouts on the card including co-main event Brad Riddell vs Rafael Fiziev and a lightweight clash between Clay Guida and Leonardo Santos. But, which way will the main event go this weekend?
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Aldo On Comeback Trail
Jose Aldo will be looking to get back to the top of the mountain in the bantamweight division. The Brazilian superstar last challenged for the world title last year, but came up short as he was beaten by TKO by Petr Yan at UFC 251. Aldo is one of the most celebrated UFC fighters in the history of the company, having gone unbeaten for a decade by suffering a first round KO against Conor McGregor at UFC 194. Since then, he has lost twice to Max Holloway, and has also been beaten by Alexander Volkanovski and Marlon Moraes.
However, he is looking back to his best this year, and comes into this bout having won his last two. His final fight of 2020 came against Marlon Vera, as he beat his rival at UFC Fight Night by unanimous decision after three rounds of action in Las Vegas. His only fight this calendar year came at UFC 265, as he once again won by unanimous decision, this time against Pedro Munhoz.
Font Building Momentum
As for Rob Font, this will be a huge occasion to rubberstamp his claims that he should be granted a title opportunity in the near future. He is currently ranked at fourth in the bantamweight standings, and has shown some excellent form over the past year or so. He has also demonstrated during this period that he is able to win in a variety of different ways, as he has won once by TKO and three times by unanimous decision.
The victory that has made many UFC fans stand up and appreciate his ability and clear title credentials came earlier in the year, as he picked up a unanimous decision victory against Cody Garbrandt. That victory was an excellent display, and is certainly likely to set him up for a massive run in the UFC should he pick up another victory this weekend against Aldo.
Font vs Aldo Prediction
Font is the narrow favourite in the BetXchange markets coming into this fight, as he is a 7/10 chance. Meanwhile, Aldo is a slightly bigger price at 23/20. We will be sticking with the favourite this weekend, as Font continues to build momentum.