- UFC Fight Night Odds: Jose Aldo +140, Rob Font -160.
- This is Aldo’s first fight since he fought Petr Yan, that he has entered as an underdog.
- Rob Font’s last two wins are cover Marlon Moraes and Cody Garbrandt.
Former UFC and WEC featherweight champion Jose Aldo will meet Rob Font in the main event of UFC Vegas 44, scheduled for December 4th. We review the latest Font vs Aldo odds with an early fight prediction for this bantamweight battle.
Font vs Aldo Odds
Jose Aldo opened as a sizeable betting underdog +140 on Draftkings Sportsbook. (Bet $100 to net $140). Whereas Rob Font is a betting favorite currently listed at -160.
I expected some money to be heavily placed on either side of this fight, which could actually bring the betting line closer. For a UFC sportsbook promo code, check out our UFC betting sites page.
Betting on Rob Font vs Jose Aldo
This is a huge step up in competition for Rob Font. The #4 ranked bantamweight is on a four-fight win streak, and a win over Aldo here could put in him title contention.
Font’s style is similar to team mate Calvin Kattar, with a solid jab to lead to more damage in this fight. He is fundamentally sound but doesn’t offer the same level of arsenal that Jose Aldo has to offer.
Aldo will look to slip the jab and counter to the body. I think Aldo should try and be the aggressor and don’t wait for the fight to come to him, especially over the course of five rounds I see Aldo slightly fading in the later rounds.
Aldo has more diversity with underrated wrestling and a top-notch kicking game. If Aldo comes out with a Muay Thai style and starts attaching Fonts legs then I’ll be live betting on Aldo all day.
That being said, there is a clear decline in Aldo, especially in five-round fights. He’s only one year older than Font but the ‘King of Brazil’ has 35 pro fights compared to Font at 23. I have Aldo edging out the first few rounds, if it makes it into the later rounds I give Font the advantage.
My betting pick is that I expect Rob Font by decision.
Will it be enough to get a title shot at 135? It’s probably going to take one more big-name under Font’s belt to secure that. There is quite a log jam at the 135-pound division right, with T.J. Dillashaw, Cory Sandhangen still in title contention between the winner of Yan vs Aljo 2.
Font pumped to fight Aldo
In a recent interview, Rob Font was asked his opinions on fighting Aldo.
“Hell yeah, man! That’s Jose Aldo man! This is a big fight. This is, if not, just as dangerous as any of those two fighters would have been. So yeah, I’m excited. It’s going to be another one of those fun and entertaining fights. I just can’t wait.”
This is clearly a crossroads fight for both fighters in terms of the future trajectory of their careers.
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