BREAKING: Jose Aldo Returns to UFC Action on December 4th

Published 09/28/2021, 12:11 AM EDT
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – MAY 11: Jose Aldo of Brazil prepares to fight Alexander Volkanovski of Australia in their Featherweight bout during the UFC 237event at Jeunesse Arena on May 11, 2019 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Alexandre Schneider/Getty Images)


Jose Aldo has reinvigorated himself with a move down to bantamweight. Aldo started off his bantamweight career with two back-to-back losses against the likes of Marlon Moraes and Petr Yan. However, he has turned it around with two wins in his last two outings against Marlon Vera and Pedro Munhoz. 

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Aldo has looked extremely impressive and has not shown signs of slowing down at 135-pounds. Recent reports suggest that an epic fight between Jose Aldo and Rob Font is being worked on. The fight is being targeted for December 4th, where the two men will headline the fight night card. The event will most likely be held at the UFC Apex, as has been the case for all fight night cards this year. 

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Can Jose Aldo extend his win streak against Rob Font?

Ever since his loss to Raphael Assuncao, Rob Font has bounced back impressively. He is currently on a four-fight win streak and is on the verge of securing a title shot. His four-fight win streak includes wins over the likes of Sergio Pettis, Marlon Moraes, and most recently Cody Garbrandt. 

Font put on a show against Garbrandt as he secured an impressive lopsided unanimous decision win over the former champion. Now, he will be aiming to continue the good run of form against another former champion. 

The fight between the two men will most likely stay on the feet, given both men are extremely gifted strikers. Font will have a one-inch reach and height advantage over the former featherweight champion. 

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In his UFC career, Rob Font has landed 5.58 significant strikes per minute and has absorbed just 3.57 in return. Aldo, on the other hand, has landed 3.63 significant strikes per minute and has absorbed 3.59 in return.  

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Given the rankings, the winner of the fight will most likely secure the number one contender position.

What do you make of the fight between Jose Aldo and Rob Font? Who do you think takes the win? Let us know in the comments below!

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Kevin Binoy

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Kevin Binoy is an MMA author at EssentiallySports. He earned a Bachelor's degree from Fergusson College and has been covering sports professionally for over two years. Besides working with the MMA writing team, Kevin is a core member of the organization's web stories team and is responsible for delivering engaging MMA web stories.

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