UFC Vegas 44: Jose Aldo Secures Dominance In Unanimous Decision Win Over Rob Font
Jose Aldo returned to the octagon in an emphatic way.
And that way was by defeating Rob Font via unanimous decision Saturday night in the headliner of UFC Vegas 44.
The fight between the former featherweight champion, Aldo, and the No. 3 ranked contender, Font, held all five rounds.
Aldo dominated all rounds, winning the fight with 50-45 on two of the judges’ scorecards and 49-46 on the last judge’s scorecard.
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After the fight, Aldo challenged former bantamweight champion, TJ Dillashaw, to find out who would be the next title challenger.
Two former sparring partners and rising stars of the lightweight division shared the octagon in the co-main event. Rafael Fiziev and Brad Riddell exchanged some bombs and offered the MMA community very closed rounds, but Fiziev did not leave the decision on the judges and finished the fight in the late third round.
After dominating for two rounds, he landed a spinning wheel kick and finished the battle. After the fight, he apologized to his former sparring partner and friend.
Jamahal Hill earned an easy knockout against the talented prospect Jimmy Crute.
Crute could not use his opportunity against former title challenger Anthony Smith in his previous bout because of the brutal low kick Smith landed. Even though he wanted to do that, the referee did not allow him to continue the fight in the second round.
However, Hill dropped Crute twice in this battle and earned a spectacular KO victory.
Clay Guida, a UFC Hall of Fame member, survived from brutal liver kick and ground and pound. In the second round, he earned a submission victory against one of the best Brazilian jiu-jitsu fighters in this division.