UFC Vegas 44 airs live from UFC Apex in Las Vegas, NV on Saturday December 4, which makes it Sunday December 5 in the UK and Australia. In the main event Rob Font squares off against Jose Aldo in a five-rounder at bantamweight.
Font (19-4) is riding the four-win streak. In his previous bout in May he defeated Cody Garbrandt by unanimous decision, following the first-round TKO of Marlon Moraes last December.
Aldo (30-7), former UFC featherweight champion and bantamweight title challenger, was last in action in August when he took a unanimous decision against Pedro Munhoz. Late last year he similarly defeated Marlon Vera.
In the co-main event Brad Riddell is looking to secure his eighth straight victory when he faces fellow-lightweight Rafael Fiziev, who won four bouts in a row. Riddell (10-1) last fought in June when he beat Drew Dober by unanimous decision. Fiziev (10-1) is also coming off the win by unanimous decision against Bobby Green scored in August.
Among other bouts featured on the UFC Vegas 44 fight card, Jimmy Crute (12-2) takes on Jamahal Hill (8-1, 1 NC) at light heavyweight and Jake Matthews (17-5) faces Jeremiah Wells (9-2-1) at welterweight. The full lineup can be found below.
UFC Fight Night: Font vs Aldo fight card
Main Card (10 pm ET / 7 pm PT / 3 am GMT / 2 pm AEDT)
- Rob Font vs. Jose Aldo
- Brad Riddell vs. Rafael Fiziev
- Clay Guida vs. Leonardo Santos
- Jimmy Crute vs. Jamahal Hill
- Brendan Allen vs. Chris Curtis
- Bryan Barberena vs. Darian Weeks
Preliminary card (7 pm ET / 4 pm PT / 12 am GMT / 11 am AEDT)
- Maki Pitolo vs. Dusko Todorovic
- Manel Kape vs. Zhalgas Zhumagulov
- Jake Matthews vs. Jeremiah Wells
- Mallory Martin vs. Cheyanne Buys
- William Knight vs. Alonzo Menifield
- Chris Gruetzemacher vs. Claudio Puelles
- Jared Vanderaa vs. Azamat Murzakanov
- Alex Morono vs. Mickey Gall
- Louis Smolka vs. Vince Morales