The UFC makes its return to ESPN with UFC Fight Night: Font vs. Aldo. The event will feature a stacked lineup of 15 fights inside of the Octagon with a bantamweight beatdown between Rob Font and Jose Aldo headling the show.
At 19-4, Rob Font is the fourth-ranked Bantamweight after winning 5 of his last 6 fights, which includes a 4-fight win streak. Font is known as a heavy hitter in the UFC with 8 wins by knockout. He’s a 3-time Performance of the Night winner with a defeat over former champion Cody Garbrandt in his first main event at UFC Fight Night 188 on May 22. Font is known for closing his fights, 12 of his 19 wins are by knockout or submission and he has victories over notable fighters, such as Marlon Moraes, Sergio Pettis, and Thomas Almeida.
As a veteran of the Octagon, Jose Aldo Jr. has done it all in the UFC. With a career record of 30-7, Aldo is a former UFC Featherweight Champion and the #5 ranked Bantamweight. He has 17 career wins by knockout and is a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt. A trailblazer in the UFC, Aldo’s 7 title defenses at Featherweight is the most of any fighter in the division and he’s regarded as one of the greatest Featherweights in the history of the MMA promotion. This will be his 5th fight at Bantamweight yet he’s currently on a 2-fight win streak after defeating the 8th-ranked Pedro Munhoz at UFC 265.
The UFC Apex in Las Vegas, Nevada will be home to all the combat action inside of the Octagon. The high-stakes main event will help the winner’s chances to receive an eventual title shot. Font has never fought for a UFC title and Jose Aldo challenged for the bantamweight title back at UFC 251. Cord cutters can find out how to watch UFC Fight Night, below.
Where to Watch
There are a couple of options to watch Saturday night’s throwdowns in the Octagon. You can watch all of UFC Fight Night on ESPN by subscribing to ESPN+ for only $6.99 per month or $69.99 per year. Click here to sign up.
Cord cutters can also watch all of Saturday’s fights on any streaming service that carries ESPN.
- DIRECTV STREAM (*Starts at $70/mo.)
- fuboTV (*Starts at $64.99/mo.
- Hulu + Live TV (*Starts $64.99/mo.)
- Sling TV Orange (*Starts at $35/mo.)
- YouTube TV (*Starts at $64.99/mo.)
- Vidgo (*Starts at $55/mo.)
What’s the Schedule?
Prelims — Beginning at 7 p.m. ET
- Maki Pitolo (13-8) vs. Duško Todorović (10-2) [Middleweight bout]
- Manel Kape (16-6) vs. Zhalgas Zhumagulov (14-5) [Flyweight bout]
- Jake Matthews (17-5) vs. Jeremiah Wells (9-2;1NC) [Welterweight bout]
- Cheyanne Buys (6-2) vs. Mallory Martin (7-4) [Women’s Strawweight bout]
- Alonzo Menifield (11-2) vs. William Knight (10-2) [Light Heavyweight bout]
- Claudio Puelles (11-2) vs. Chris Gruetzemacher (15-4) [Lightweight bout]
- Jared Vanderaa (12-6) vs. Azamat Murzakanov (10-0) [Heavyweight bout]
- Alex Morono (20-7; 1NC) vs. Mickey Gall (7-3) [Welterweight bout]
- Louis Smolka (17-7) vs. Vince Morales (10-5) [Bantamweight bout]
Main Card — Beginning at 10 p.m. ET
- #4 Rob Font (19-4) vs. #5 José Aldo (30-7) [Bantamweight bout]
- #12 Brad Riddell vs. #14 Rafael Fiziev (10-1) [Lightweight bout]
- Clay Guida (36-18) vs. Leonardo Santos (18-5-1) [Lightweight bout]
- #13 Jimmy Crute (12-2) vs. #14 Jamahal Hill (8-1; 1NC) [Light Heavyweight bout]
- Brendan Allen (17-4) vs. Chris Curtis (27-8) [Middleweight bout]
- Bryan Barberena (15-8) vs. Darian Weeks (Debuting, 0-0) [Welterweight bout]
Catch all of the combat action live from the Octagon and more by subscribing to ESPN+ for only $6.99/mo. or $69.99/yr.